One thing that I absolutely love about Christmas is the fudge. I don't usually eat fudge any other time of the year... unless I happen to buy some from Boscovs (yum yum!).
My mom has always made fudge at Christmastime ever since I was a child. I remember watching her make it, and then licking the pot and spoon afterward! Chocolate has always been my favorite, of course.
The recipe my mom uses came from my Mom Mom, my dad's mom. She has been gone for many years now, but her chocolate fudge lives on!
I tried my hand at making it at Christmas in 2009, as well as this past Christmas.
I still had enough ingredients to make one more batch, so I finally found some time tonight to make it. I will share the recipe with you all (whoever reads this blog!)
To make Mom Mom Jackson's chocolate fudge, you will need:
1 jar of marshmellow creme
1 1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup of margarine
1/4 tsp salt
12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips (yum!)
1/2 cup nuts (optional, i don't usualy put nuts in though)
1 tsp vanilla
1.) First, mix the marshmellow creme, sugar, milk, margarine and salt over moderate heat.
(It is always tricky for me to get the marshmellow creme out of the jar- does anyone have any tips on that?? )
2.) After mixing above mentioned ingredients, stir constantly and bring to a full boil. Boil for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring often, continuing to stir.
3.) Remove from heat after 5 minutes of boiling. Add chocolate chips, nuts(if using) and vanilla, stirring until the chocolate is melted.
4.) Pour into a greased pan. Cut when cool.
5.) Sit back and enjoy the delicious fudgey fudge!!!
If any of you decide to make, let me know how it turns out!! :)