The other day I tried store bought fudge for the first time ever (at least that I can remember). I literally spit it out. I could hardly believe how gross it was. It was just chocolate fudge but it almost tasted like fake chocolate and was so grainy. Oh my gosh, disgusting. I honestly wondered how do you make something that tastes so bad? I mean, you’d almost have to do it on purpose. And then do you say to yourself, “Wow, this is so gross! Let’s sell it!”?!! Mind boggling. At least to me. So please do me a favor and DO NOT buy store-bought fudge this Christmas. It is not difficult to make at home and homemade it so, so, SO much better. I beg of you, make it yourself!!!!
Ok, now that my impassioned plea has been made I’m going to share the absolute best fudge recipe out there—my mom’s! She makes this fudge every year for Christmas and trust me when I say it is THE BEST there is. Super creamy, melt in your mouth chocolate goodness. Of course my favorite way to eat it is to freeze a bunch of it and when a chocolate craving strikes, I dig a piece out and enjoy it cold. Soooooo good. I know there are a lot of fudge recipes out there, but go with this one! It is tried and true and won’t let you down!
- 3 c. Sugar
- ¾ c. Butter
- ⅔ c. Evaporated Milk
- 1, 12-oz. pkg. Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1, 7-oz. Jar Kraft Marshmallow Creme
- 1 c. Nuts, chopped (I love English Walnuts)
- 1 t. Pure Vanilla Extract
- Combine sugar, margarine and milk in heavy 2-1/2 quart saucepan; bring to full rolling bail, stirring constantly. Continue boiling 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring. Remove from heat, stir in chocolate till melted. Add marshmallow creme, nuts & vanilla; beat until blended. Pour into greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Let cool and cut into 1-inch squares.