Recipe by Chris Milliron
"This fudge always comes out great."
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semisweet chocolate chips
1 (7 ounce) jar
1 1/4 cups
This fudge is great! I did a few things differently. I did not use a double boiler (I'm impatient!) I just put the milk, butter, and sugar in a heavy saucepan, brought to a boil, then cooked (stirring constantly) for about 5 minutes. Then I added everything else as this recipe suggests. This is definitely one for the recipe box!
This recipe has about 4 times the butter called for in most fudge recipes?? Mine never got to the required heat, despite over 30 minutes of cooking and using direct heat after the double boiler wasn't doing the trick. I refrigerated it over night, but it never firmed up. Good flavor, but an unsuccessful fudge recipe.
I have used this recipe for years. I got it out of a BH&G cookbook. I have learned over time that a candy thermometer is almost a must unless one is really good at judging a soft ball stage by dropping a drop of it in ice cold water. The recipe calls for 236 degrees but it has to come to 240 degrees (which is what any candy thermometer states as soft ball stage) in order for it to come out nicely. at that temp, it is perfect.
I have used this recipe for decades. It is a terrific recipe that makes nice creamy chocolate fudge. It always gets raves from friends. The only difference is that I use 1 (12 oz) can of evaporated milk. (I don't like odd amounts left over, and I've never felt that it affected the outcome.) The real key to success is to always use a candy thermometer, and to always check the boiling point of water at the time you make the fudge. It varies each time. For example: Boiling point is 212 degree F. Today it was 8 degrees lower. That meant I needed to stop cooking the fudge at 228 degrees rather than at 236 degrees (soft ball stage). Therefore, it is critical that you always boil some water and check the boiling point before making candy.
This was very easy and versatile. . . make sure to bring to hard boil and keep it there for 10 minutes to make a firm fudge.
Now that I am living in Australia I truly missed the recipe on the back of the marshmallow creme. When I actually found marshmallow cream here I had to try this. Well, it came out perfect like it always did in the USA. My Aussie friends raved over it also!Oh, and by the way I don't use a candy thermometre but I boil it for 10minutes stiring constantly then add chocolate,stir until melted & then marshmallow cream. This works perfectly every time!Oh, and I only put in three cups sugar. This was the way my Aunt made it years ago - her Aunt was the one who sent in the original recipe to Kraft.
I'm tossing away my old fudge recipe and replacing it with this one. This was really good and easy fudge.
I cooked it for about 20 minutes on med-high rather than the 12 because the sugar just wasn't melted enough at the specified time (could be because of where I live = I often have problems with baking here in FL). My family likes it more on the chocolaty side, so I threw in 2 extra Semi-sweet baking squares in addition to the bag of chips.
i used to make fudge exactly like this but i lost my recipe. i've been searching for a few years for this fudge. i've tried many other kinds only to throw it away. this is the most "remarkable fudge" and my family is excited to come over and taste our favorite fudge!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/58 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 58
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 60
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