Maybe that is asking to much. I love pecans in my fudge.
I hope you find one that is creamy yet not gooey, and kind of crumbles into pieces. I had this as a child, and have never found it again.
Thank you, me too. My mouth is watering just reading your description.
Best one I've ever used is right on the side of the Kraft Marshmallow Cream jar, Fantasy Fudge. Easy and add any kind of nuts (or not) and absolutely creamy and delicious. It's been my "go to" for years. Part of the trick is watching the temperature of the chocolate as is melts... too hot and it crumbles and gets hard. I like softish and creamy myself .
Thank you! I am heading to the store right now and I will look at it and get the ingredients I need. I need to head out now before the crazy 5-6 o'clock drivers get off work.
In case they don't put it on there anymore (I've seen them without) and they've changed the recipe somewhat. I use one 12 oz pkg of Nestles Semi-sweet chocolate chips. I don't know what they're recommending now, I typed out my recipe years ago. Evaporated milk, sugar and marshmallow cream, chocolate chips, oh and vanilla... and whatever nuts. That's about it.
Does this look like what you remember: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/dads_favorite_fudge/ ?
Found it when I searched for Kraft Marshmallow Fantasy Fudge - and it had five stars!!
hmmm... not really. Mine called for 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels (not 1 lb), and didn't specify salted or unsalted... It said margarine but I use regular salted butter. As I said, the recipe on the jar has changed over the years, and me being really really old probably have the less healthy hahahahah (talk about oxymoron... "healthy fudge"???) version.
Not sure if it is still on the container but there used to be "No Fail Fudge" on Marshmallow Fluff...I FAILED. Mine had to be eaten with a spoon.
LoL Ellen sounds like my fudge elvan
I'll look into the recipes posted above.
I was given this very easy fudge recipe by Amy G of Quitnet. It's quite yummy. @avian3 You could add pecans.
ClearColors That LOOKS amazing. sweetplt I LOVE fudge but I just don't seem to have the knack for making it. have some Marshmallow Fluff and the recipe is on the side of the container. It says for more details and recipe ideas to go to www.marshmallowfluff.com
Looking at the directions, I think I may have figured out what I did wrong. You are supposed to bring it to a boil the first three ingredients to a boil and keep cooking for 3 1/2 - 5 minutes and THEN...USE THE SOFTBALL TEST. Sorry, but WTH is a soft ball test?
Good question Ellen elvan LOL...I will have to google the softball test....never heard of it...but then I never could make fudge...and I never play softball...lol....
Soft-ball stage refers to a specific temperature range when cooking sugar syrups, occurring between 235 and 245 F. In addition to using a candy thermometer, this stage can be determined by dropping a spoonful of hot syrup into a bowl of very cold water. In the water, use your fingers to gather the cooled syrup into a ball. If it has reached soft-ball stage, the syrup easily forms a ball while in the cold water but flattens once removed from the water. This consistency of a "soft-ball" is where the name of this stage originated from."
Personally, I have been known to use a candy thermometer when I can find it (way at the back of the drawer somewhere), they're cheap. I usually just do the "boil for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes" and it comes out fine. Rolling boil, keep stirring with wooden spoon. Don't be in big rush to add the chocolate, but don't wait too long either or it won't melt. Chocolate first, then the marshmallow creme.
Wow...fudge sounds tough, but thanks so much for the explanation marciem ... I think I sorta remember this as a kid when my mom made fudge...~ Colleen
Thanks everyone! I'm glad I didn't end up going to the store since I did not read further until right now. Probably head out there tomorrow after I finish my shopping list.
I did plan to head to the store yesterday evening but after I backed the car out of the garage I saw a drop of water hit the windshield. Well, you can imagine me being from Southern California the horror of such nasty weather. I panicked realizing I need to get out my raincoat, umbrellas are worthless when you are carrying packages. Besides that I would have had to replace my windshield wiper blades that haven't scraped anything but dust off my windshield for over a year. SO I thought it best to be safe and stay at home.
NOT REALLY it poured rain yesterday when I was out and about. I just couldn't leave for the store when I had planned since my 94 year old uncle called and talked to me about an hour about putting the ladder against the second floor to clean the gutters and rake up the leaves.
Contains everything you need except a little butter and pecans.
Last year I paid under $5.00 for the kit!
In looking around, which I've never done before since I love my fudge so much, it is almost funny how exact opposites some of the recipes are. The "experts" say... DO NOT STIR. ADD CHOCOLATE AT THE BEGINNING. These experts also seem to have followers who have turned out "soupy" or "fudge sauce-like" messes that won't set up.
So I say do it the Kraft way. 40+ years from me can't be all wrong. I don't know why Kraft stopped touting Nestles (or any other brand) semi-sweet chocolate morsels, now they say "3 pkgs bakers semi-sweet chocolate (4 oz each), chopped" (i.e. 12 oz LOL). Save yourself the chopping, get the choc. chips .
From Fantasy Fudge - My Food and Family
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 small can (5 oz.) evaporated milk (about 2/3 cup) (Do not use sweetened condensed milk.)
3 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
1 jar (7 oz.) JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
1 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts
1 tsp. vanilla
Line 9-inch square pan with Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Bring sugar, butter and evaporated milk to full rolling boil in 3-qt. saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook 4 min. or until candy thermometer reaches 234°F, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Add chocolate and marshmallow creme; stir until melted. Add nuts and vanilla; mix well.
Pour into prepared pan; spread to cover bottom of pan. Cool completely. Use foil handles to lift fudge from pan before cutting into 1-inch squares.
Thanks for all the great ideas!! I will have time to test the different ways and if they don't work out I will just eat them. I love eating fudge with the spoon or even licking the pan. I believe I will have it worked out by the time I leave the state to take it with me on the 20th.
WOW, this has really been helpful, thanks every one for he clues.. I need to get a candy thermometer. My brain is leaving. can feel m eyes rolling back in my head this will all help. Thank to all.
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