Creamy Chocolate Fudge-Recipe

 

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Creamy Chocolate Fudge recipe

Growing up, my mother always made fudge during Christmas time.  It was delicious and definitely a special treat.  Today, I also try to make fudge during Christmas time.  Except for one exception, I follow a basic recipe for Fantasy Fudge that is printed on the back of the 7 ounce KRAFT Marshmallow Creme.  My exception and secret for extra creamy fudge is to whip it up using an electric mixer while it is still hot.  This makes the fudge extremely creamy.  See recipe and directions below.

Creamy Chocolate Fudge recipe

Creamy Chocolate Fudge recipe

FANTASY FUDGE RECIPE -  Adapted from the back of KRAFT Marshmallow Creme.

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2) sticks butter
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk – DO NOT USE A 12 OUNCE CAN
  • 3 cups semi-sweet Ghirardelli baking chips – KRAFT calls for 12 squares of Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate, chopped. (for a change use butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, or another favorite type of chips).
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups pecans, chopped – KRAFT calls for 1 cup walnuts, chopped

Line a 9 inch square pan with foil, parchment paper or grease it lightly with butter.  Bring sugar, butter, and evaporated milk to a boil in a large sauce pan or CAST IRON DUTCH OVEN on medium heat.

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FUDGE

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FUDGE

Stir the fudge constantly.  It will stick to the bottom of the pan.  If it burns, you have to start all over.

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FUDGE

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FUDGE

Boil until the candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees F.  This is just before “soft ball” stage which is 235 to 240 degrees F.  Once the fudge reaches 234 degrees, remove it from the heat immediately.

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FUDGE

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FUDGE

At this time, combine the chocolate chips and the marshmallow creme and mix with an electric mixer on low.  I use a hand-held mixer.  BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO SPLASH THE HOT FUDGE ON YOU.   Blend until smooth and creamy.  Stir in the pecans and the vanilla by hand. Yes, I forgot to add my pecans.  I layered them on top which made it a little harder to cut the fudge but it still tasted great.

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FUDGE

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FUDGE

Pour into a the prepared pan.  Allow to cool completely and cut into small pieces. Layer the fudge in an air tight container using wax paper or parchment paper between layers. 

*Please be extremely careful when cooking candy. It can be really dangerous if it gets on your skin. It is a great idea to keep children and animals out of the kitchen while cooking candy.

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FUDGE

CREAMY CHOCOLATE FUDGE

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  • dianeroark December 8, 2012, 11:21 AM

    Thanks for catching that because I meant to explain it. The recipe called for a 9 inch square pan but I was using it for something else. I made the fudge in a 8×11 pan. It turned out pretty thick. The fudge is extremely thick in a 9 inch square. Thank you for visiting Recipes For Our Daily Bread.com Blessings Always, Diane

  • quiltygirl1 December 7, 2012, 9:25 PM

    That looks like a 9 x13 pan. Did you double recipe? Thanks. rashorter@embarqmail.com

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