January 21st, 2015
Archive for Cookies & Candy
This is a fantastic copycat recipe for See’s fudge. My step-mother has been making it for us at Christmas every year since I was a kid. She is now 84 years old, and I recently asked her where she got the recipe. Apparently someone she worked with many years ago had previously worked at See’s, and this recipe was based on the ingredients that See’s uses to make its own fudge. I don’t think I will ever be able to find a fudge recipe better than this one, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have for the past 40 years!
Recipe Courtesy of JoAnn Lowe
Makes about 30 pieces.
4 cups sugar
1 (13-ounce) can of evaporated milk
3 (6-ounce) packages of chocolate chips
1/2 cup of butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (7-ounce) jar of marshmallow cream
2 cups chopped walnuts
Butter a 9×13 pan and set aside. Put the sugar and evaporated milk into a large pot over medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking over medium heat at a rolling boil, without stirring too much, for about 15-25 minutes or until it reaches the softball stage on a candy thermometer. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can do a test by placing a small amount of the mixture on a plate. If it makes a smacking noise when it’s quickly rubbed back and forth with a spoon, it’s ready. It should be as firm as jelly, not hard. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips and butter. Beat with a large spoon for several minutes until thick and slightly cooler. Add the vanilla and mix again. Stir in marshmallow cream and then stir in nuts. Pour into the buttered pan and spread out. Cover and cool in the refrigerator. Cut into squares.