So, I think that before Pinterest and the Internet, our parents and grandparents stole other families’ recipes and tried to claim them as their own. About 6 years ago I e-mailed my Grandma to get her fudge recipe. We did not get this treat often, so it was always so special and just delicious.
Anyway, I got her recipe and each time I make it the fudge is a hit. People rave about it and I proudly report that it’s my Grandma’s recipe. This year I was gathering all the ingredients for the fudge and when I grabbed the marshmallow creme, I was disappointed. Good job Grandma, apparently Jet Puffed has been using your fudge recipe for years. Or the more realistic situation is that she stole this recipe and has been claiming it as her own for years! I bet she would be mortified if she found out that we know she’s a fraud! A delicious fudge making fraud! Regardless of where the recipe originated doesn’t matter. It’s amazing. Now that you have the fudge back story, here is my Grandma’s “secret” recipe. Or you can also get it on the back of the Jet Puffed Marshmallow Creme jar. Totally your call.
Here’s what you will need:
* Margarine or butter (I used unsalted butter)
* Evaporated milk (Do NOT use sweetened condensed milk like I tried to use, it will not turn out and will need to make another trip to the grocery store)
* Chocolate chips (12 oz.)
* Marshmallow Creme (the small jar is the correct size)
* Nuts (I used Walnuts)
Start by preparing a 9 by 13 inch Pyrex for putting the fudge in. Grease your pan. Then place foil or wax paper inside the pan, enough to overflow over the sides. Then spray your paper before putting fudge into the pan. Remember to spray your pan and the paper. Super important. Learn from my mistakes, they still tasted perfect, but it was not beautiful or easy to get out of the pan.
* Add together 1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine
* 3 cups sugar
* 2/3 cup evaporated milk
Stir well and bring to boil. Cook on medium heat — NO HIGHER as it will scorch — stirring constantly until it boils. When it comes to a boil start timing – time for EXACTLY 5 minutes.
Take off of the stove and add:
* 12 oz. chocolate chips
* 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme
* 1 cup nuts
* 1 tsp vanilla
Mix well and pour into the Pyrex pan. Cool to harden.