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Posted on December 26, 2011

My grandma Ava used to make this for us. I found her recipe but she only listed the ingredients, not the method. So after a couple of attempts, I came up with this. Also I clarified the amounts, rather than 1 can of something, for example, I determined the size of the can. In addition, her recipe said "1 large bag of marshmallows" but I know she used 2 jars of marshmallow creme. I also added the pinch of salt and teaspoon of vanilla. It turned out good and creamy, just like grandma's. I'm not really sure where she came up with the name "See's Candy Fudge" my guess is that it was some fudge recipe that went around years ago.

Yield: 5 pounds

See's Candy Fudge

Ingredients

4 cups sugar

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1-12 ounce can of evaporated milk

pinch of kosher sea salt

1 12-ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 7-ounce jars of marshmallow creme

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups chopped walnuts

 

Method

Butter a 9 by 13-inch glass pan.

Heat sugar, butter, evaporated milk, and salt in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. You want the sugar to melt, and then the mixture to come to a boil. Stir slowly with a wooden spoon until mixture begins to boil. As soon as mixture begins to boil, stop stirring and clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Be careful to not let thermometer touch the bottom of the pan.

Let the mixture boil, undisturbed, until it reaches soft ball stage, or 240 degrees F. While this is happening, use a pastry brush dipped in water to wash down the sides of the pan.

As soon as soft ball is reached, remove from the heat and add chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, and vanilla. Stir until chocolate and marshmallow creme are melted. Stir in walnuts.

Pour into buttered pan and let set. Once fudge has cooled a bit, transfer to refrigerator. Chill overnight, then cut into one-inch cubes.

A good article on the science of fudge: Science of Fudge

 

(Ref. Grandma Ava's "See's Candy Fudge" recipe.)