Like the toffee I posted last week, fudge is one of my family's Christmas traditions.
Also, like the toffee, it has sugar, butter, chocolate and nuts. Hmm, I'm beginning to see a trend in our Christmas food traditions...
If you're in need of more delicious goodness this Christmas, then give fudge a try. It's yummy, chocolaty, soft and square.
Cubular food for the win!
- 6 cups sugar
- 3 sticks (1 1/2 cups) butter
- 1 1/3 cups (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
- Two small (7 ounce) jars marshmallow fluff
- 4 cups chocolate chips
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups chopped walnuts
- Line one 13-by-18-inch cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
- Add the sugar, butter, and evaporated milk to a pot. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue boiling and stirring until the mixture reaches 234 degrees*, about 4 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Stir in the marshmallow and chocolate until melted. Add the vanilla and walnuts.
- Quickly pour the hot mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula. Let it cool.
- After the fudge is cooled, move to a cutting board and slice into cubes. In an airtight container, store the fudge in a cool pantry or refrigerator.
*Note: use a candy thermometer to ensure you reach the right temperature.