An Easy, Sweet, Chocolate-y Treat
Bake sales, teacher gifts and kids' parties are just some of the times when you might need to supply a batch of fudge. Traditional fudge is time-consuming, and really not a practical treat to make if you have a busy to-do list.
But a few shortcuts allow you to make fudge fast. This delectable treat will get rave reviews every time. It looks like the candy makes a long time to make, but the bulk of the process is the time the finished fudge spends setting in the refrigerator.
Total Time: 2.5 hours | Prep Time: 16 minutes | Serves: 48
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Pinch of salt
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper.
- In a heavy-duty medium saucepan, stir together the sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt. Melt the butter completely, and allow the mixture to fully boil. Stir constantly for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- Add the marshmallows, chocolate, nuts and vanilla. Stir vigorously with a rubber spatula to melt the marshmallows and chocolate.
- Pour the mixture into the lined baking pan. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours, or until firm enough to cut into 48 squares.
Andrea Boldt is a nutritionist and personal trainer who writes for multiple publications. A graduate of Princeton and Columbia Universities and of the Culinary Institute of America, she enjoys spending time with her two kids and 18 pets.