"Don't wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty." ~Lora Brody
One of the easiest desserts to make has got to be fudge. I'm not much of a baker, so anytime I can create something good and chocolatey without turning on the oven I'm a happy girl.
To this day, the fudge my grandmother used to make remains the best fudge I've ever eaten. I never tried to recreate it because I assumed it was too complicated for a novice like myself. Ironically enough, I recently learned that she found her recipe on the back of a Carnation Evaporated Milk can.
So here is that great fudge recipe. Create a sweet treat for your Valentine!
Basic Chocolate Fudge
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 5 oz. can evaporated milk
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 1/2 cups (9 oz) semi sweet chocolate morsels
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Line 8-inch square baking pan with foil.
- Combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in medium saucepan.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in marshmallows, chocolate, nuts and vanilla extract.
- Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted.
- Pour into baking pan.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
- Lift from pan and remove foil.
- Cut into pieces.
Here are some suggestions for other types of fudge:
Milk Chocolate Fudge: Swap 11.5-oz. pkg. milk chocolate morsels for semi-sweet chocolate morsels.
Butterscotch Fudge: Swap 11-oz. pkg. butterscotch flavored morsels for semi-sweet chocolate morsels.
Peanut Chocolate Fudge: Swap 11-oz pkg. peanut butter and milk chocolate morsels for semi-sweet chocolate morsels and 1/2 cup chopped peanuts for walnuts.
Happy Valentine's Day!