Did you know I’m a fudge virgin? Yep. Just for you all I made my first batch of fudge yesterday. For me it’s officially baking season – my favorite time of year. While Fudge it’s technically baking, it was still really fun to make. Even a first timer like me will have an easy time with this recipe.
This recipe actually comes from my ex-boyfriend’s “grandma.” She was an older lady who used to watch him and his sister when they were little, and the called her “Manga.” One day when we went over to do her grocery shopping for her, she had made fudge. It wasn’t like the stuff you see in candy shops. Instead it was thin, and really sweet. I liked it, and managed to score the recipe off her. I went digging and pulled this recipe out of the archives. I hope you give it a try, and get that warm fuzzy “just like grandma’s” feeling when you eat this fudge.
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 3 1/2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 10 ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 jar 7 to 7.5 ounces marshmallow fluff
- Various toppings if desired
Grease a 13"x 18" baking sheet liberally; set aside.
In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla. Stir constantly for 5 1/2 minutes.
Transfer pot to sink. Add marshmallow fluff and chocolate chips. Stir until well combined.
Pour fudge into prepared baking dish. Shake to flatten. Top with chopped nuts, candy, sprinkles, etc. if desired. Let sit to cool.
You can use a cookie sheet with a lip or a 9" x 13" baking dish for this fudge as well. The fudge will be a different thickness and may need to sit longer.