Sunday, December 2, 2012

Original Fantasy Fudge


When I recently asked one of my friends what she wanted for Christmas, she said fudge!

There are plenty of ways of making fudge, of course, but to me, fudge means the one my parents' neighbor Dotty made every Christmas.

I always looked forward to it. Dotty insisted the recipe came from the back of a Kraft Marshmallow Creme jar but when I tried to make it, it just wasn’t the same. I did a little sleuthing and it turns out the folks at Kraft changed the recipe! I think I’ve found the original Fantasy Fudge. I hope it brings back delicious memories for you, too!

What Christmas treat do you look forward to each year?


Original Fantasy Fudge
 
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup margarine or unsalted butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 12-oz. (340 g) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 7-oz. (198 g) jar Kraft Marshmallow creme
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Traditional method:
Combine sugar, margarine and milk in heavy 2-1/2 quart saucepan. Bring to full rolling bail, stirring constantly. Continue boiling 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring. Remove from heat, stir in chocolate until melted. Add marshmallow creme, nuts (optional) and vanilla. Beat until blended. Pour into greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Let cool and cut into 1-inch squares.

Microwave method:
Microwave margarine in 4-quart microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) 1 minute or until melted. Add sugar and milk and mix well. Microwave on HIGH 5 minutes or until mixture begins to boil, stirring after 3 minutes. Mix well and scrape bowl. Continue microwaving on HIGH 5-1/2 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes. Stir in chips until melted. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Cool at room temperature; cut into squares. Makes 3 pounds.





13 comments:

  1. Krista, definitely evokes memories. I used to make fudge all the time. I didn't use the cream, I used marshmallows, which kept the lumps in the fudge, which I liked because I didn't add nuts. Yum and maybe inspired to make some fudge for the fam this year. :)

    Hugs and happy holidays.

    Daryl / Avery

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    1. Oh, lumpy fudge! I've seen that but never tried it. Might be a good excuse to make another batch . . .

      ~ Krista

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  2. Krista, what a wonderful gift. We thank you in advance:) (JK)

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    1. Hah! If you lived closer, you'd be receiving some!

      ~ Krista

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  3. When I was doing Weight Watchers, our leader gave us a recipe for a "cinnamon roll" that uses crescent rolls and marshmellows. My daughters love them so every Christmas morning before they get up, I make them and the hot chocolate from the back of the Hershey's cocoa can. I add a little peppermint candy cane to their cocoa. Then I wake them up and we open gifts.

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    1. What a great mom! I think cinnamon rolls are the perfect thing for Christmas morning. I love the idea of candy cane in their cocoa!

      ~ Krista

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  4. I haven't made fudge in many years. I know this recipe is good. Thank you!

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    1. I usually only make it at Christmas. That's sort of silly, isn't it?

      ~ Krista

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  5. Ah, fudge. The (brief) anticipation as it heads for your mouth and you think about it melting on your tongue. Bliss.
    Gee, that almost sounds like a Haiku!

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    1. It does! A fudge Haiku. And you're so right!

      ~ Krista

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    2. Unctuous! That's the word for fudge!

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  6. i don't know if you can help me i am suppose to be getting the recipes on my email but i'm not. what i'm doing is going on MYSTERY LOVER"S KITCHEN everyday and printing them out marilyn.kros@gmail.com

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    1. Marilyn, I'm working on it. Something exactly like this happened to another blog. I guess sometimes the feed just quits working for no logical reason. Anyway, I'm doing my best to get it back up.

      ~ Krista

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