So my daughter who does not like sweets decided that she wanted to make fudge this holiday season. The extent of fudge making I’ve ever done is a quick recipe a teacher assistant shared with me that only required 3 ingredients and a microwave. Given that we got rid of our microwave about a year ago, I figured if my daughter wanted to make fudge, we were going to do it from scratch. Once we tasted it, we both decided that it is the best. fudge. evah!
Needless to say, we started with an online recipe, but because we made enough “enhancements,” we can rightfully call this one our own.
Growing Grace Farm’s Best. Fudge. Evah.
3 cups marshmallow
1/2 stick of unsalted butter
1/2 cup of whipping cream or half and half
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
6 oz Ghirardelli semisweet chocolate chips
6 oz Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips
nuts and/or 2 tbsp Kahlua (optional)
In a medium saucepan on medium heat, melt marshmallows, butter, cream, sugar, and salt until marshmallows are melted (8-10 min). Remove from heat.
Stir in vanilla and chocolate chips until thoroughly combined. Add nuts and/or Kahlua if desired.
Pour into 8×8 pan. Let cool 30 minutes then refrigerate for at least an hour. Cut into bite size pieces.
Keep securely covered until ready to serve.