Monday, January 16, 2012

Grammies Perfect-Every-Time Fudge

I love my mama. She is awesome, it's true. She is beautiful, supportive, and hilarious plus a little crazy but who's mom isn't? My mom raised my sister, brother, and I all by herself while working full time AND getting her Master's in nursing (she is currently working on her doctorate). Who does that?

My mom, that's who.


Every time I go home there are a few dishes from my childhood that I ask her to make. This is especially true during the holidays. My mom is all about traditions and most of ours are centered around food. Shepard's pie on St. Patrick's day. Homemade donuts on Birthdays. Breakfast casserole Christmas morning

And fudge just about whenever you wanted.


My mom makes amazing fudge. Actually, when my grandmother was alive SHE made amazing sometimes-it-turns-out-sometimes-it-doesn't fudge. It was one of my mom's favorite things growing up and it was one of my favorite things when I was younger as well. The times it turned out, that is. My mama realized there had to be a way to ensure the fudge turned out every time. So, she switched around a few of the ingredients and has, in my opinion, perfected the art of fudge making.

The best part of this recipe is that it is so versatile. You can use semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter, raspberries, nuts... anything really, to customize the fudge to your liking. The longer you cook it and the more you beat it, the harder it will be. If you boil it for 4 minutes and don't beat it for too long it will be softer.

And it turns out perfect every time.


Grammie's Perfect-Every-Time Fudge
2 1/2 cups sugar
6 oz. bag of chocolate chips
1 1/2 sticks of butter
1 can (5 oz) evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 jar jet-puffed Marshmellow creme

Butter an 8x8 dish. Also, prepare a 2 inch ice bath in the sink.

In a large pot, combine sugar, butter and milk on medium heat. Bring SLOWLY to a rolling boil, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon,to prevent burning the sugar.

Once it starts to bubble, boil it for 4-6 minutes (still stiring!) depending on desired hardness of the fudge (longer for harder fudge-shorter for softer)

Remove from heat and quickly stir in the chocolate, vanilla and marshmellow creme. Move pan to the ice bath and beat the fudge until it just starts to harden and there is a glossy shine to the fudge. Use those muscles! Quickly pour it into your pre-buttered pan. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.

Cut fudge into squares or eat it straight out of the pan like me and ENJOY!

14 comments:

  1. This looks soooo good! I have a craving for fudge now thanks a lot! ;)

    Jenna

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  2. YUUUMMMYYYY!!! I'm so going to make this:)

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  3. Hi! I just found your blog :) My husband is a deputy, we live in California. I'm enjoying reading your posts! Thanks for sharing :) xxoo

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  4. That fudge is making my mouth water :) I want some!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. She sounds like such an incredible woman! :) Moms are great! The fudge looks amazing and delicious!!

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  6. She sounds like such an incredible woman! :) Moms are great! The fudge looks amazing and delicious!!

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  7. fudge is so freaking good with vanilla ice cream :) yum
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  9. i love fudge...my hubby doesn't so it keeps me from making or buying cause i know i'd eat it all by myself if i did, but i might not be able to pass this up. looks great.

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  10. This looks like a great recipe!

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  11. These look so fun. Baking is always more fun with mama, or if you're baking brownies :) Found you over at Makin Memories of Us. Really loved and respected your post :)

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