Are you trying to figure out what to make for Christmas next week? Do you need an easy recipe for your family get-together? Is New Year's counting down to something sweet? Look no further - The City of Motherly Love is HERE! (Cue Superhero music)
I plan on making my trusty fudge recipe for next week. Calling it "trusty" makes it sound boring, but, believe me, it is NOT! It only takes about 15 minutes hands-on time and tastes professional. You can also change it up with all kinds of variations (but you probably won't want to!).
Since I have not made it yet (I'll probably make it on Monday), I don't have pictures of the finished product this year, so you'll have to settle for a picture from verybestbaking.com! In the meantime, here is the recipe (followed by links to some of the City's most popular holiday dessert how-to's). All of these are tried, true traditions, so let me know what you think!
Famous Fudge (Adapted from a Nestle Toll House Recipe)
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) evaporated milk
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional - I don't use them)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with foil.
- Measure marshmallows, morsels and nuts (if desired) and keep in small bowl until ready.
- Mix sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Add in marshmallows, morsels, and nuts, then add vanilla extract. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted. Pour into prepared baking pan; refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Lift from pan; remove foil. The recipe says to cut it into 48 pieces, but I cut it into a little less. ;)
If you want, you can make milk chocolate fudge by substituting milk chocolate chips, but I've found that the fudge is too soft. For better results, substitute half of the semi-sweet chip for milk-chocolate chips.
To make peanut butter chocolate fudge, use a bag of peanut butter and chocolate chips, mixed together.
I do NOT recommend using white chocolate chips. It turns out like a thick, flowing fudge. It is DELICIOUS, but requires a spoon to eat. Kind of embarrassing :)
If fudge is not up your alley (and I'm not sure how it couldn't be!), here are some more amazing recipes!