Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fantasy Fudge

An age old favorite at Christmas time is Fantasy Fudge. You know, the kind made with marshmallow fluff and loads of chocolate chips. Most recipes I've read call for nuts also, but I like my fudge totally smooth, silky and luscious. No crunchy pieces in it for me, thank you very much.

This fudge is so simple to make as it involves no candy thermometers to ensure getting the candy to the correct stage. You just mix the milk, sugar and margarine together and boil until the bubbles resemble a bubbling cauldron of thick viscous lava, then add the rest of the ingredients, stir vigorously and pour into a pan. It makes a wonderful fudge to be enjoyed by all.
Fantasy Fudge
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 sticks margarine
2/3 cups evaporated milk
1 12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 7 oz. jar marshmallow creme
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 tsp vanilla
Combine sugar, margarine and milk in a heavy 2 1/2 quart saucepan; bring to full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Continue boiling for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring. Remove from heat, stir in chocolate until fully melted. Add marshmallow creme, nuts and vanilla and beat until blended. Pour into greased 13x9 baking pan. Let cool and cut into squares.


whack patti said...

Are those King Leos?

Simple Simon said...

Yes they are. Soft ones though which aren't quite as yummy as the snappy crisp ones.

whack patti said...

I actually prefer the soft ones. I wonder where one might acquire some?