Friday, December 18, 2009

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mom's Best Fudge

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This recipe is a family favorite, passed on to me from my mom.  This year I sprinkled crushed candycanes on top after letting it set for a minute or so.  It added a nice subtle peppermint flavor to this rich, ooey gooey yummy fudge!

4 cups sugar
1 (12oz.) can evaporated milk
2 sticks butter (1 cup), cut into chunks - not margarine!
18oz. chocolate chips
28 large marshmallows
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 pound chopped nuts, optional

Boil sugar and milk for 10 minutes (not longer!), stirring constantly. The last 2 minutes, add the butter, Remove from heat and add chocolate chips, marshmallows, vanilla and nuts. Stir until smooth and melted. Pour into 9x13-inch pan and let set in refrigerator overnight.

Try topping with crushed candycanes or holiday sprinkles for a twist on a great recipe!

Makes 5 pounds.

Monday, December 14, 2009

{CLOSED} 'Tis the Season for Giveaways!

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