Fudge and Christmas go hand in hand. It doesn’t really feel like the Christmas Season until I’ve made a batch of my Mom’s Favorite Fudge. The only problem I find with fudge is that I get a little bored of just one flavor, but I don’t dare make too many batches or I will be the size of a house before New Years. I have learned to solve this problem by turning the same batch of fudge into four different varieties.
In this batch I did plain chocolate, chocolate with walnuts, M&M, and marshmallow. You can choose your favorite toppings and be as creative as you would like to be. I have also done graham cracker pieces with the marshmallow flavor and that makes it more like a s’more. I have even taken a few tablespoons of creamy peanut butter, plopped it on a section and swirled it into the chocolate fudge with a knife. Delicious! Oh, the possibilities……..
Mom’s Favorite Fudge
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup butter
1 cup chocolate chips (My mom prefers Herseys Mini Kisses)
1 cup mini marshmallows or marshmallow creme
1 tsp vanilla
toppings of choice
- Butter a 8×8 pan and set aside.
- Prepare toppings and set aside. (I like to roughly chop nuts and M&M’s)
- Cook sugar and milk at medium boil, stirring constantly for five minutes.
- Remove from heat and add chocolate, marshmallow, butter, and vanilla.
- Pour quickly into a buttered 8×8 square pan.
- Immediately press toppings into fudge before it begins to cool.
- Cut into inch squares when cool and Enjoy!
*Fudge will stay fresh longer if stored in the refridgerator….if it lasts that long.