Simple Fudge

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

Simple Fudge
SERVINGS
64
YIELD
about 2 pounds
PREP TIME
10 mins
Ingredients
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  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 5 ounce can (2/3 cup) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups tiny marshmallows
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces or chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 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, Monounsaturated fat (g) 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 0, sugar (g) 7, pro. (g) 0, vit. A (RE) 0, vit. A (IU) 48.59, vit. C (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0.02, Niacin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 20, Potassium (mg) 21, calcium (mg) 10.1, iron (mg) 0.18, Other Carb () 0.5, Fat () 0.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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