National Chocolate Candy Day, but every day is Chocolate Candy Day for me. One can never have enough Chocolate Candy, and that includes Fudge.
I just love when my mystery and chocolate worlds collide, so today I welcome Ruth Jordan with a guest post for Busy Lady Fudge. Ruth Jordan is the co-publisher of Crimespree Magazine. She believes in life, reading and the power of chocolate in equal measures. A perfect motto to live by!
I think I picked up this recipe on the side of a jar of Fluff, but it works like a charm and you can add 1/4 teaspoon of any flavored extract if you want to go crazy. I add 1 teaspoon of orange zest on occasion, too. This is a 20 year tradition.
BUSY LADY FUDGE
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
2/3 cups evaporated milk
12 oz chocolate chips (Toll House semi sweet, of course)
1 cup Jet Puff Marshmallow Crème from Kraft (yup, that’s right, this Vermonter is sad to report the Jet Puff is superior to Fluff)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
Microwave butter for one minute.
Add sugar and milk; Mix
Microwave on high for 3 minutes give a quick stir.
Microwave for 2 more minutes.
Mix well and scrape the bowl.
Return to microwave on high for 3 minutes; quick stir
Back in one last time, on high for 2 and 1/2 minutes
Stir in chocolate.
Add the Fluff/vanilla /and optional nuts.
Stir until blended.
Pour into a greased 9x9 or 13x9 baking dish.
Chill in a cool place.
Cut and eat.
May be stored in cookie tin lined with wax or parchment paper for up to 3 weeks.
Use the deepest microwave safe bowl you have that will fit into your microwave, there is bubbling. I use my trusty college hand mixer for the stirring, but a whisk is fine.