Just the word fudge makes me hyperventilate: fudge, fudge, fudge! We love chocolate at Kids Activities Blog and fudge is the chocolate of all chocolates!
Fudge Fudge Fudge
My family loves sweets during the holidays.(Actually we love them all year around! ) There are certain sweets that we made only once a year during the Christmas holidays though. These sweets are not only enjoyed at our house we always make enough to and give to others who also love sweets. This year we decided to make my Aunt Sue’s Pounds of Wonderful Fudge recipe.
1/2 cup of butter
1 can of evaporated milk ( 14 1/2 oz.)
4 1/2 cups of sugar
1/2 pound of unsweetened chocolate
12 ounces of semi- sweet chocolate chips
12 ounces of sweet chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon of vanilla
5 cups of small marshmallows
Mix the butter, milk, and sugar in a large saucepan.
Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
Bring to a boil.
Then cover and boil for 5 minutes.
Turn of the heat and add marshmallows to the saucepan.
Stir until melted.
Add chocolate chips slowly, stirring until melted.
Add unsweeted chocolate slowing, stirring until melted.
Add vanilla and blend it into the mixture.
Pour the mixture into a buttered jellyroll pan or large rectangular casserole dish.
Spread mixture out evenly with spatula.
Let stand until the fudge is firm. Chill in the fridge for a short time if you kitchen is warm.
Cut it into 1-inch squares.
We then place the squares of fudge into cookie tins lined with foil to give as gifts immediately. If we needed to prepare the fudge ahead of time due to event filled days close to Christmas , we could wrap it a single layer of fudge in foil and place it in the freezer. It could be taken out when we needed it and given as gifts. We have found that fudge placed in the freezer tends to remain safe from the sweet teeth at my house and ends up as a wonderful gift for someone else.