Well, my fabulous blog reading pals,
December is in full swing!
I hope you are enjoying life
and all that the holiday season brings with it.
If you feel like passing out cold on your bed because you are so overwhelmed with your TO-DO list…
I would venture to say, you are not alone.
A certain girl with a low singing voice, 5 children and a food blog is right there with you.
Just between you and I…I have yet to purchase a single present as of yet.
18 days and counting.
It will all get done, won’t it?
It seems to each year….so let’s talk about fudge!
If you like creamy fudge, this is it.
If you like dreamy fudge, this is it.
(what it is you dream about when you eat this fudge should be kept to yourself, please.)
If you like a sweet, milk chocolaty flavor in your fudge, this is it!
Oh, I sure do hope you like it.
Eat some when you wake up from your stress induced coma.
Bet you’ll feel better.
Then make some of this for dinner….
it has chicken, and vegetables.
and hardly any sugar,
Creamy Dreamy Fudge
Time: 20 minutes + 1 hour to set up
Yield: one 9×13 pan (about 120 one inch pieces)
Recipe from my mom-in-law Jill Eskelson
4 C sugar
1 can evaporated milk
1 C butter
2 large (4.4 ounce) Hershey Chocolate Candy Bars
1 12 oz package milk chocolate chips
1 7 oz jar marshmallow cream
1. Put the sugar, milk and butter into a large sauce pan.
2. Stir it all together over medium high heat. Bring it to a boil while you continue stirring. Once the mixture has reached a “hard boil” (this means it keeps boiling, even while you are stirring) continue cooking for 5 minutes while you stir.
3. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the Hershey Chocolate Bars, Chocolate Chips and Marshmallow Cream. Mix it well so that all the ingredients are well combined.
4. Pour the fudge into a buttered 9×13 pan.
5. Let the fudge set and cool for about 1 hour. After it has cooled down you can cover the pan with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge. It also freezes really well.
See how creamy and dreamy it looks!
Just a word of caution here.
Fudge dries out pretty quickly, so if you are planning to give this yummy confection away as a gift I suggest you wrap it up tight.
Like this, in some tin foil would be perfect!