Each year, we would make dozens of batches of this incredibly easy, microwave fudge recipe. An all time holiday favorite, we would spend days making hundreds of pieces of a variety of fudge each year for our clients, wrapping them up carefully in cute little gift bags. They would start hounding Dave around Thanksgiving each year, raving about the different things we brought. This is an all time favorite recipe, which we originally got off the back of a Jet Puffed Marshmallow jar, named Fantasy Fudge. This easy Chocolate Fudge recipe is so flexible, that each year, we experimented with different ingredients creating many different types of fudge
- 3 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
- 1 small can (5 oz.) evaporated milk (about 2/3 cup)
- 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 jar (7 oz.) JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
- 1 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts
- 1-2 tsp. vanilla
PLACE sugar, butter and evaporated milk in 3-quart heavy saucepan. Bring to full rolling boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil about 4 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234°F, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat.
POUR immediately into foil-lined 9-inch square pan; spread to evenly cover bottom of pan. Cool at room temperature at least 4 hours; cut into 81 (1-inch) squares. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Lisa’s way – Microwave! Place sugar, butter and evaporated milk in a 3 quart MICROWAVE safe pan. Make sure it is a heavy duty pan safe to boil in the microwave, butter and sugar boiling hot are dangerous. Stir and cook for three minutes. Stir and cook for two more minutes until bubbling. Stir really well, scrape the sides of the bowl and cook for two more minutes. This mixture is boiling, be very careful as you handle it.
Add chocolate chips and marshmallow crème and stir until creamy. Add vanilla, stir. Pour into prepared (spray with Pam) trays and let cool.
Mix well, then put into Tupperware containers to cool. Cut and serve. Obviously we need to make fudge and rephotograph pieces better than the photo below!
Peanut Butter - substitute about 1 ½ cups of peanut butter (I just plop it in there) for the chocolate chips. Can use chunky or smooth.*** Client favorite!***
Almond – use almond extract along with the vanilla, can use slivered almonds
Walnut – add walnuts to fudge
Chocolate Walnut Maple – add walnuts and maple extract (not syrup!)
The variations are ENDLESS and very fun to come up with something new each time. If you blow it, rename a fudge with some exotic name “Mocha praline dusted with confectioners sugar” or something similar and they LOVE it! Or at least they claim to love it!
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So many great fudge recipes, you might want to try them all!! Let us know your favorites!
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