Several of you have asked for a recipe for good ‘old fashioned’ chocolate fudge.
I take it that when you ask about that, you mean the type of fudge you stand and stir and have to bring to a soft ball stage and pray that you don’t end up eating it with a spoon or it doesn’t turn out grainy, which is even worse.
This fudge recipe is ‘old fashioned’ tasting and a little more trouble than some of the quick and easy type fudges I have been posting, but it is much easier to get good results.
Here is what you will need:
4 cups sugar
1 cup half and half
1 cup butter
12 oz. unsweetened chocolate chips
12 oz. milk chocolate chips
25 lg. marshmallows
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup nuts, chopped
Mix half and half, sugar, vanilla, and butter in a heavy saucepan.
Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 2 minutes. Turn the heat off.
Add the marshmallows and stir until melted. Add the chocolate one kind at a time and stir until melted. Add the nuts. Pour the mixture into a buttered
9″x13″ pan. If it thickens up too much to pour into the pan, turn the heat back on for a few minutes.
Let this cool completely and set up before cutting into squares.
For variations in flavor, you can use a 1 pkg butterscotch chips for one of the chocolate chips or if you prefer a dark chocolate fudge, use 2 packages of the semi-sweet chocolate chips or 2 packages of the milk chocolate chips if you prefer a milder chocolate flavor.