I clipped this recipe from a December 1983 issue of The Charlotte (NC) Observer, which was running a contest to see who made the best fudge. This recipe won in the "Plain Chocolate Fudge" category (no additives such as nuts). I made this for presents at the holidays and now my grown kids are making it for gifts themselves. I buy disposable aluminum pans approx 5x8-inch so I can just wrap them up and give them as gifts. This recipe makes three pans-full.... or two 8x8-inch pans of fudge.
- Butter two 8x8-inch or three 5x8-inch pans.
- In a large heavy pot (I use a dutch oven size pot), mix together sugar, milk, vanilla, and butter; stir to mix.
- Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Then let boil for 2 minutes, not stirring.
- NOTE: You need to move quickly during the next couple of steps so have the marshmallows and chocolate squares cut up and cut open the bags of chocolate chips.
- Turn off heat but leave pot on the burner.
- Add marshmallows, quickly stirring until melted.
- Add each chocolate separately in the order listed in the recipe, quickly stirring until melted.
- Pour into prepared pans.
- Let cool.
- Fudge tastes better each day --- if it lasts!