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Home Cooking: Fudge recipe is easy for kids

February 09, 2011

This is a very simple fudge recipe to follow. Total time to make the fudge is about 15 minutes.

I introduced this to my students in the first semester of the 2010-11 school year. They enjoyed making it and, of course, eating it. They enjoyed it so much we made it a second time before the semester was over.

I have included other variations at the end of this recipe.

— Stacy Pence, family and consumer science teacher at Hancock Middle-Senior High School


Easy fudge

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine butter or margarine, evaporated milk, sugar and salt in a medium, heavy-duty saucepan over medium heat. Stirring constantly, bring to a full, rolling boil. This will take about 10 minutes.

Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 or 5 more minutes. Remove from heat.

Stir in marshmallows, chocolate chips, nuts and vanilla. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted.

Line an 8-inch, square, baking pan with foil. Pour chocolate mixture into pan and chill until firm. Cut into small squares and serve.

Makes 3 dozen pieces.

Variations:

Milk chocolate fudge — Substitute 2 cups milk chocolate chips for semisweet chocolate chips.

Butterscotch fudge — Substitute 1-2/3 cups butterscotch-flavored chips for semisweet chips.

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