Saturday, January 2, 2016

Fantasy Fudge Tutorial

Hello, everybody! I hope your Christmas season has been full of family and friends and maybe even a little bit of snow.
I've only made a fudge a few times before and I always manage to mess it up somehow. I decided this was the year that I would make perfect fudge!
So, following the directions on the back, I needed:
1 jar of marshmallow fluff
2 cans evap milk
1 1/2 cups butter
24 oz chocolate chips
6 cups sugar

But before that happened, we spent several days like this. The kids were felled by a mid-winter cold. So far, I haven't gotten it. (But now that I've written that, I'm doomed.)
And this.

And this.
Finally, everyone seemed to recover in time for one last party!
Someone tasted marshmallow fluff for the first time. YUMMY!!!
Bring the milk, sugar, and butter to a rolling boil. I let it boil over on the stove and once I got the mess cleaned up, I figured that was the mistake of the day and I should keep going towards success! I boiled (watching more closely) 4 more minutes, stirring constantly.
Add chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff.

Stir until incorporated until everything is smooth.

We had some who wanted nuts, and some who did not, so we made several batches.

 I also made a small batch with espresso added, and a tin batch with Kahlua liqueur for a friend. MMMMM.
 It set up perfectly and was ready in time to cut for the party. I think they key to success was to get the mistake part out of the way early. LOL
I hope your New Year's end was a blast!. Wishing you all the very best this year! 
One more picture of a cozy kitty. I don't like pets on the furniture but I hardly had the heart to shoo this kitty from the bed. He's such a goofball.
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  1. Happy New Year, Virginia!!!! I haven`t had much success making fudge either. Always turns out as hard as a brick. This recipe looks great -- and I love the way added extra fun ingredients to it.

    Sorry nasty germs have made the rounds in your house. Those sick kid pictures are soooooo sad. But the kitty photo -- oh my goodness. That`s what sheer bliss looks like. LOL And the dog is awful cute too.

    1. Happy New Year, Kav!!
      And I have to tell you, the fudge turned out a bit runny. But we can still eat it with a spoon. One year it was really, really sandy. LOL. Now that was inedible.

  2. This looks easy! I've never made fudge. My favorite is peanut butter fudge, and I plan to make that someday. Maybe I could use your recipe and stir in peanut butter instead of chocolate chips.

    1. MMMM. I had maple fudge once and I never forgot it. I wish I had the nerve to buy good maple syrup and use it in a batch of fudge but 'm afraid I'd just be wasting good maple syrup!

    2. Yeah, and maple syrup is so expensive!

  3. Oh, fudge! (and I mean that in the nicest way possible!)

    Making fudge can be tricky. I think we finally conquered the higher altitude style of fudge - I cut the cooking time by 30 seconds, and for the first time in four years, we had edible fudge!

    Previous batches had been pretty "sandy" as you say, and yes. Inedible.

    But runny fudge can be so cream topping, brownie toppings, etc. etc. Just like chocolate syrup!

    Love the kitty and dog, too. I'm sure they get a lot of attention from your family!

    1. Oh, that sandy fudge is just a heart breaker! It looks so good and tastes so bad. Texture is so important.
      My rule of cooking is: the more persnickety the timing of the temperature, the more likely I am to ruin it.