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This is the fudge recipe my mom and I make every single Christmas! We put it in a large jelly roll pan for cooling. It makes less (but thicker) bars in a smaller pan. But will all fit in a 9x13 cake pan or a large jelly roll. The serving size will depend on how you use them and the amount made depends on how big you cut the squares. There are similar recipes on this site that I have tried and in my opnion none taste as good or work as well as this one! The chocolate chips I can never find in a 6 oz package I just use 1.5 of the 12oz packages! Don't bother cutting this in half -- just send some to your work, your spouse's work or you kid's school -- it will be gone in no time! I sent some with DH to work a few days ago (an entire batch) and it was gone two hours, before 11am!
- Put sugar and milk in large, very heavy saucepan and bring slowly to a rolling boil.
- Let boil for at least seven minutes, but not more than 8 minutes, while stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and add chocolate chips, marshmallows, and butter.
- Stir constantly only until chips and marshmallows are melted.
- Mix in nuts and vanilla.
- Spread in large, ungreased pan.
As Sarahbeth's mom I agree that it is the best fudge ever, and really pretty easy. The key is boiling time. This was actually passed on from my mom. So now there are three generations of our family who make this each year!
I'm so glad you posted this recipe because everyone always loves it and it's almost exactly like my Mom's! Hers was called See's Fudge and my sis and I couldn't figure out for the longest time who See was ... Only recently did we decide the recipe came from See's Candies. That one equalled a half recipe of yours, with the only differences being less sugar and more vanilla; i.e., for 1/2 recipe we use 2 cups sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Everyone should try this - it's SO GOOD!! Thanks, Sara Beth!
Wonderful and easy, I have had this recipe for years, and decided to see if anyone on Zaar had posted it, so I wouldn't have to search far and wide for my yellowed newspaper clipping! Don't you just love zaar!!!! Thanks for posting, and all of you wondering if you should try it....DO! You won't be sorry, Thanks for posting SarahBeth!!