Easy Christmas Eggnog Fudge (No Thermometer!)
We have been making this fudge at the holiday season for years, if cooking time is followed directly this will produce a wonderful fudge that tastes just as good maybe even better than the fudge prepared with a candy thermometer but you won't need one for this! --- this is sure to become a favorite at the holiday season --- use only store-bought full-fat eggnog for this :)
- Ready In:
- 1⁄8 cup butter (no substitutes)
- 2 3⁄4 cups white sugar
- 1 cup commercial good quality eggnog (not low fat)
- 6 ounces white chocolate chips
- 1 1⁄2 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 cup almonds, chopped coarsely
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg (optional)
- Line a 9x9-inch pan with aluminum foil; set aside.
- In a heavy bottomed saucepan, add eggnog and sugar, bring to a rolling boil over medium to med-high heat (watch that mixture does not boil over the pot, if boiling to hard, turn down heat slightly, but continue a rapid boil), stirring constantly; boil for 2 minutes (this must be timed for exactly 2 minutes).
- Remove from heat; stir in the marshmallows, cinnamon and pinch of nutmeg (if using).
- Put saucepan back on element; bring back to a rolling boil for another 6 minutes, stirring constantly, again, turn down the heat if mixture is boiling to hard.
- The mixture will start to turn a brown colour, which is normal.
- After boiling for the full 6 minutes; remove from heat; add the butter, vanilla chips and nuts.
- Stir rapidly, until mixture has a glossy appearance, and the chips and butter are well mixed.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared foil-lined pan.
- Cool at room temperature.
- Remove from pan lifting up sides of foil.
- Remove the foil from the fudge; cut in small squares.
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This recipe turned out perfectly! I very gingerly (hoping it wouldnt screw up the texture or something) added a scant teaspoon of bourbon vanilla extract at the first step, and used pecans because that's what I had, but other than that, followed the recipe precisely and was rewarded with creamy, rich yet somehow delicate, fudge. The eggnog flavor is there, but not at all overpowering, and cinnamon and hint of nutmeg warm it up. I think quality spices and eggnog really help it shine. Delightful! Thank you for sharing!Reply