Monday, December 7, 2009

Favorite holiday fudge- easy

The recipe we use was originally posted on the back of Kraft Marshmallow Creme but for some reason they stopped putting the microwave directions.

We have found that it is consistently the best fudge- creamy, smooth and delicious, so we still make it that way.

Here's the recipe (our modifications in parenthesis)

Microwave Fantasy Fudge
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup margarine (I only use REAL butter, lightly salted.)
2/3 cup evaporated milk (1 12 oz can makes 2 batches.)
1 12-oz. (340 g) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (Do NOT use the cheap stuff here- it really makes a difference- I usually use Nestles or Hershey's. For Peanut Butter Fudge, use Reese's chips)
1 7-oz. (198 g) jar Kraft Marshmallow creme
1 cup chopped nuts (I omit.)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Use REAL vanilla only, again, it makes a difference. Mint extract makes a nice change occasionally.)


Microwave margarine (butter) in 4-quart microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) 1 minute or until melted. (I use the 8 cup Pyrex glass measuring cup- it is perfect and makes it easy to pour into pan.)


Add sugar and milk; mix well.


Microwave on HIGH 5 minutes or until mixture begins to boil, stirring after 3 minutes.
Mix well; scrape bowl.


Continue microwaving on HIGH 5-1/2 minutes; stir after 3 minutes.


Stir in chips until melted.


Add remaining ingredients; mix well.


Pour into greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. (I line with waxed or parchment paper and spray lightly with pure vegetable spray.)


Cool at room temperature; cut into squares.


Makes 3 pounds.


Sherry


Posted by Sherry of Loon-atics In The Kitchen

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