You can’t really go wrong with chocolate and butter. Fudge is deliciously rich and decadent. The smells always make me drool as I walk past shops in the mall. I come across fudge being sold in flower shops, local diners, and have even seen it at an outdoor sporting goods store.
I can’t bring myself to spend $7.99 for a 1/2 pound when it is so easy and much cheaper to make myself. (Or maybe I’m just a scrooge.)
This is the recipe my mom always used and it’s a winner. (I have to ask who in the world is Fanny Farmer? I might need to go do some research.)
Don’t worry if when you add the butter it looks as though it won’t combine. Just keep on beating – it will come together!
- 4½ cups sugar
- 1 (13 ounce) can evaporated milk (or homemade)
- 18 ounces (3 cups) chocolate chips (I like semisweet)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter
- 3 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup chopped nuts, optional
- Boil sugar and milk for 6 minutes.
- Stir constantly.
- Remove from heat.
- Add remaining ingredients except nuts.
- Beat well until thoroughly combined. This will be easiest with a hand mixer or KitchenAid stand mixer. Around 5 minutes. If you stop too soon the butter might separate.
- Fold in nuts.
- Spread into a 9x13 pan.
- After it's firmed up, cut into squares.
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