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How to Make Fudge

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Using not one, but three kinds of chocolate, plus pecans and marshmallows, makes this a deep, rich, chocolaty dream of a fudge that will match any you can buy. For more on how to make candy, and other delicious homemade candy recipes, click here.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 32 large marshmallows, halved
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 milk chocolate candy bars (7 ounces each), broken into pieces
  • 2 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans

    How to make it   s

  • 1

    Grease a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan.


  • 2

    In a large saucepan over moderate heat, combine the sugar, butter or margarine, brown sugar, and evaporated milk. Cook, stirring, until the sugar has completely dissolved. Increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil; boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.


  • 3

    Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the marshmallows, stirring until they are melted. Add the chocolate chips and pieces and stir until they are melted. Fold in the vanilla and pecans until the mixture is well blended.


  • 4

    Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly. Place the baking pan in the refrigerator and chill the fudge until it is firm. Using a sharp knife, cut the fudge into squares.

  • Your Comments

    • Sandi

      The easiest, and best, fudge recipe I have ever found (and I have been given many over the years!) is on the back of a Kraft Marshmallow Creme jar!  For a change, use butterscotch (or other flavor) chips instead of the chocolate.  Only thing I learned, since moving to the high desert, is to follow the ‘high altitude’ directions if it applies.   Good eatin’.  Sandi S.