Thursday, December 16, 2010

A week of {no bake} Christmas party treats - Day 5 - Christmas Fudge

Welcome to Day 5 of a week of {no bake} Christmas party treats! Today we will be making CHRISTMAS FUDGE, because really, what's a holiday party without fudge? And you'll be happy to know that this fudge is both super-simple to make and super-yummy to eat!
Let's get started, shall we?

Christmas fudge

Begin with the following ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes

    Day 5-1

First, melt the first four ingredients (evaporated milk, butter, sugar and salt) in a saucepan. Heat until the mixture boils, then cook (boiling) for 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly so the mixture doesn't scorch.

Day 5-2

Then remove from heat and add the chocolate chips and marshmallows. Stir briskly* until the marshmallows are completely melted and everything is mixed up evenly.

Day 5-3

Once everything is mixed, pour into a buttered 8x8 pan. Tap the sides until the fudge spreads out evenly.

Day 5-4

Sprinkle candy cane bits on top... and you're DONE! So easy! Let cool completely and then cut into squares to serve.

Day 5-5

Christmas Fudge
Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cups crushed candy canes
  1. Mix first 4 ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and add marshmallows and chocolate chips.
  4. Stir briskly* until marshmallow are melted.
  5. Pour into buttered 8x8 pan.
  6. Sprinkle with candy cane bits.
* Funny story: Once, when my sister Sarah was making this fudge, she mis-read my mom's handwriting on the recipe card and thought it said to "stir friskly" instead of "briskly". She kept asking what "friskly" meant, and everyone was like "what??" lol. I guess you probably had to be there, but we still tease her about it. :)

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