You know what makes for a great gift during the holidays? FOOD! When you give someone the gift of food, you don’t have to worry if it’s the right color or the right size – delicious food is universal; one size fits all, if you will ;)
This chocolate fudge is an easy way to treat someone with a sweet tooth! It’s so creamy that it melts in your mouth. And it makes a great gift because it’s durable enough to ship across the country and it stays fresh for several weeks.
Yia Yia always makes fudge around the holidays, so now my mom and I make it too! I always thought this was Yia Yia’s secret recipe, but as it turns out, it’s very similar to a recipe from Kraft. Regardless, this recipe holds a special place in my family’s heart, and I guarantee your family will love it too!
Creamy chocolate fudge
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 can evaporated milk, 5 ounces
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Line a 9x13 pan with aluminum foil, and let the edges of the aluminum foil extend over the sides. Set the pan to the side. (The purpose of this is so it is easy to remove the fudge once it has set.)
Combine butter, sugar, and evaporated milk in a large saucepan and bring to a boil on medium heat. Once the mixture reaches a full rolling boil, stir it constantly for five minutes.
Remove saucepan from heat and add chocolate chips. Once the chocolate chips have melted, add the marshmallow cream and stir until combined. Then add the vanilla and the walnuts.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the 9x13 pan and spread the mixture until it’s evenly distributed in the pan. Let the fudge cool for about 4 hours before lifting it out of the pan and cutting it into squares.