I do love fudge, who doesn’t right? Well, I do not make it often why? Well, I would eat it all…sorry it is the truth so just best not to have it around the house. This started a conversation on Fudge. Many have trouble with fudge being “GRAINY” or gritty yuk no one wants to eat grainy fudge. This is caused by several different problems, which we will not even go into, to much science right? If you add just one to two teaspoons of corn syrup to your mixture will keep your fudge from crystallizing, problem solved and it will be smooth and creamy. This has been a good recipe for me for years, this is an old one.
Angie’s Homemade Fudge
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 stick of butter
3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon corn syrup
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1 7oz jar of Jett puffed marshmallow cream
1 cup pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of sea salt
Before starting fudge prepare an 8X8 square pan. Butter and line with parchment paper, set aside.
Add your evaporated milk, butter, sugar, salt and corn syrup to a heavy dutch oven or sauce pot. Place candy thermometer on the side of the pot. Bring to a small rolling boil, until the mixture reaches 234 degrees, stirring continually so not to burn. This takes about 5 minutes to reach this temperature on a small rolling boil if you do not have a candy thermometer.
Once 234 degrees has been reached remove from heat, add chocolate chips, marshmallow, pecans and vanilla stir vigorously until all the added ingredients have been mixed in completely. The mixture should be smooth and very creamy. Pour mixture into your prepared 8×8 pan. Smooth out with an offset spatular cover and place in the refrigerator for fudge to set up. Slice and serve
**You can replace the Jett Marshmallow Cream with 2 cups of regular small marshmallows if you like. You can replace the nuts with what ever you like as well, lots of times I will use walnuts.
Use good vanilla extract in this recipe ~ many brands will have a bit of water in them this will cause the chocolate to seize. I use Land O Lakes butter for the same reason less water. I would also recommend not to use off brands of marshmallow cream.
I hope I have answered many of your questions so that you can have success with your Fudge.
I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas,