I Couldn’t Help Myself

It was against my better judgement.
I wasn’t going to do it this year.
We really don’t need it.
But Hubby Dear loves it sooooo much.
And it’s always great to give as gifts.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without it.

What is it?
Yes.  I made Fudge today.  Wonderful, buttery, sugary, chocklity, nutty Fudge.  And I just have one question.  How does 5 lbs of fudge in the pan become 25 pounds on my b… well you know what I mean.

Over the years I’ve had many people tell me they make delicious fudge but I’ve never had any fudge that is as good as the recipe we’ve been using for years.
I think it was my sis Anita, who found and shared this recipe when I was first married and it has never failed.  In fact it’s called Never Fail Fudge.  It’s a variation of the Fantasy Fudge.  It makes a full 9″ X 13″ pan.  Enough to share with the neighbors.
I thought you might like to give it a try.  So here we go…….

You need a heavy duty 4 quart pan to cook the mixture.
Generously butter a 9″ X 13″ pan
Than mix:

1/2 cup butter
4 1/2 cups sugar
14 1/2 oz evaporated milk.  (one can is 13 oz so I just add another 1 1/2 oz milk or cream)

Stir and melt together over med high heat until it comes to a boil you can’t stir down.
Boil for exactly 5 1/2 minutes

Remove from heat and vigorously stir in:

1 cup marshmallow cream
13 oz milk chocolate bar broken into pieces (I like Hershey the best)
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips (I like Nestle the best)
2 teas vanilla
2 cups chopped walnuts – optional

Stir until all is melted and well mixed and pour into 9″ X 13″ well buttered pan

If you want the love and adoration of everyone around you just give them a plate of this fudge.
And don’t forget to put a red bow on top.
Merry Christmas!




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13 Responses to I Couldn’t Help Myself

  1. Mileah says:

    Sounds yummy! I’m going to try it!! Merry Christmas!

    Still lovin’ your blog!

  2. judy.spennacchio@facebook.com says:

    Thanks so much for the great recipe. I can’t wait to try it.

  3. Jane Dillon says:

    Yum, yum, yum! I may have to try it; even though I am on weight watchers and have lost 20 lbs!

  4. Hazel says:

    It looks so good Ronnie that you have encouraged me to have a go, will let you know how I get on. Love your “Ramblings” it is so much better since you v isited the Yorkshire Group, much better to have a face to put to a name. Happy Christmas to you and your family. Love Hazel.

  5. Anita says:

    Oh my goodness! And here I was thinking I wasn’t doing anything for Christmas, then I saw your plate for FUDGE!

  6. Jeanne says:

    Looks like you’re cooking it in an old pressure cooker, just like my mom used to have. And your fudge recipe is the one my sister makes and you’re right, it is the best!

    • Ronnie says:

      Yep, Jeanne. It’s an old pressure cooker I’ve had since I was first married. And it’s made every move with me. I only get it out this time of the year to make the candy. There’s nothing like it.

  7. Patty Halvorsen says:

    Had to do this on a Friday, now didn’t ya, you know I’m home for 3 days and now I’ll just continue to think about this no fail fudge……….yes I like you might as well just slather it on my 25 lb b…..! You get the idea……

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