Simple Fudge

Follow this candy recipe, whether beginner or practiced, for a sweet treat that makes plenty to share.



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Servings: 64
Yield: about 2 pounds
Prep Time: 10 mins
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Ingredients
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    1 1/2  cups 
    sugar
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    1  5  ounce can (2/3 cup) 
    evaporated milk
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    1/2  cup 
    butter
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    2   cups 
    tiny marshmallows
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    1   cup 
    semisweet chocolate pieces or chopped bittersweet chocolate
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    1/2  cup 
    chopped walnuts
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    vanilla

Directions
1.
Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Butter the foil; set pan aside.
2.
Butter the sides of a 2-quart heavy saucepan. In saucepan combine sugar, evaporated milk, and butter. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils (about 10 minutes). Reduce heat to medium; continue cooking, stirring constantly, for 6 minutes.
3.
Remove saucepan from heat. Add marshmallows, chocolate pieces, walnuts, and vanilla; stir until marshmallows and chocolate melt and mixture is combined. Beat by hand for 1 minute.
4.
Spread fudge evenly in the prepared pan. Score into squares while warm. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours or until firm. When fudge is firm, use foil to lift it out of pan. Cut fudge into squares. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Makes about 2 pounds (64 pieces).
Variation
  • Peanut Butter-Chocolate Fudge: Prepare as above, except substitute 1/2 cup peanut butter for the butter and, if desired, peanuts for the walnuts.
    Nutrition Facts per piece: 58 cal., 3 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 1 mg chol., 14 mg sodium, 9 g carbo., 0 g fiber, 1 g pro.
    Daily Values: 0% vit. A, 0% vit. C, 1% calcium, 1% iron
    Exchanges: 1/2 Other Carbo., 1/2 Fat
Variation
  • Microwave Directions: In a 2-1/2-quart microwave-safe bowl microwave butter, uncovered, on 100 percent power (high) for 45 to 60 seconds (for 1,000- to 1,300-watt ovens) or 60 to 75 seconds (for 600- to 800-watt ovens) or until melted. Stir in the sugar and evaporated milk. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 7 minutes (for 1,000- to 1,300-watt ovens) or 10 minutes (for 600- to 800-watt ovens), stirring every 3 minutes. Carefully remove bowl from microwave oven. Add marshmallows, chocolate pieces, nuts, and vanilla, stirring until marshmallows and chocolate are melted and mixture is combined. Beat by hand for 1 minute. Pour into prepared pan; continue as above.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 59, Fat, total (g) 3, chol. (mg) 5, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 8, Monosaturated fat (g) 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, sugar (g) 7, vit. A (IU) 49, Riboflavin (mg) 0, sodium (mg) 20, Potassium (mg) 21, calcium (mg) 10, iron (mg) 0, Other Carb () 1, Fat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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