Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Chocolate-Pecan Fudge

Last year I tried my hand at making fudge for the first time.  And I must say it wasn't so bad.  I only wish my dad was still alive.  I daresay he'd admit that this fudge was a far cry from the disaster that I produced in my Easy-Bake Oven many years ago!  Actually, that is a fun family story that is retold every year...  Something about being at my Nana's house and no one was paying attention to me, but Gramps came into the kitchen and was the only one nice enough to say that the brown goo "cooked" with a lightbulb was actually good.  Everyone else was too honest, but Gramps?  Well, he was just doing what grandpas are supposed to do: lie to their granddaughters and hope that they grow up and eventually develop some kitchen skills!

3 cups sugar
12 tablespoons butter (1 1/2 sticks)
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 12-ounce package chocolate chips
2 7-ounce jars marshmallow cream
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine sugar, butter, and milk in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Boil for 5 minutes.  Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the chocolate chips until melted.

Add the marshmallow cream, pecans, and vanilla.  Beat until blended.  Pour into a well-greased 13x9-inch pan.

Cool, then cut into squares.

Recipe adapted from The Junior League Celebration Cookbook, by The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc.


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  2. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes with Full Plate Thursday in 2012. Wishing you and your family the very best in 2013.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen