Fudgetastic Holiday Recipe
By Mallory Keenan, Reporter
One of my favorite parts of the holidays every year is eating the fudge my grandfather makes. My grandfather normally makes fudge around Christmas, it is a dessert that we normally enjoy after Christmas dinner. The smooth, rich, nutty flavor is the perfect ending to the lovely meal my grandmother makes. Fudge is always a sweet treat that my brothers and I look forward to eating when we go to my grandparents’ house.
This year, my grandfather decided to make fudge on Thanksgiving as well. I personally am a lover of chocolate, so having fudge as one of our Thanksgiving desserts was a wonderful surprise. I will definitely be looking forward to Christmas dinner and having fudge for dessert. Fudge is a fairly simple dessert to make that takes minimal time. The walnuts add a nice nutty taste to the overpowering sweet chocolate flavor. It is a very sweet dessert that I hope you decide to make with your family over the holidays!
3 cups of sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 small can of evaporated milk (or 2/3 cup) (don’t use sweetened condensed milk)
12 oz of semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 jar (7 oz) of marshmallow creme
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp. vanilla extract
9-inch square pan
Optional: Candy thermometer
Line a 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil, with the ends of the foil extending over the sides to make handles.
Bring sugar, butter, and evaporated milk to full boil in a 3-qt saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 4 minutes, or until the candy thermometer reaches 234°F. Remove from heat.
Add chocolate and marshmallow creme, then stir until melted. Add nuts and vanilla extract; mix well.
Pour into the prepared pan; spread to cover the bottom of the pan. Use foil handles to lift fudge from the pan before cutting into 1-inch squares.
Enjoy with family and friends!
Recipe from: myfoodandfamily.com and courtesy of my Grandpa Ron