Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tasty Delights--5 Minute Fudge

Tasty Delights and Dazzling Disasters is all about playing in the kitchen and having some fun.

I'll share my delights or my disasters. Yall feel free to join in and create your own posts, share your favorite recipes, what have you. 

So. Much. Deliciousness! 

Yeah. Alright, so not the healthiest ingredients but so worth it!

Cut up your marshmallows, add in sugar, salt, butter and evaporated milk.

Heat and bring to a boil stirring constantly for five minutes.
The marshmallows are going to fluff up big time but then will reduce as they dissolve.

Remove from heat and add chocolate chips. Stir well.

Fold in chopped walnuts and vanilla!

Pour and smooth into an aluminum lined pan.
Cool completely then cut into pieces.

Mmmm. Yeah. It's really, really good.

This was my first try at fudge and it was so darn yummy.
I'll definitely be trying it again! Probably with a smaller pan so the fudge is a bit thicker but still damn good as it was :) 

5 Minute Fudge Recipe (click HERE for printable recipe)

2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, chopped
16 large marshmallows, cut up
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • Line an 8x8 pan with aluminum foil
  • In large saucepan mix together evaporated milk, sugar, salt, butter and marshmallows
  • Bring to a boil on medium heat stirring constantly for 5 total minutes 
  • Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted
  • Stir in vanilla and walnuts
  • Spread into baking sheet and cool completely before cutting into servings

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  1. Not for me since i'm alergic but thank you for sharing ^^ i could try to make it for my family

    1. Oh goodness. To chocolate or nuts?!! I'd be lost without either ;) LOL The nuts can easily be left out and other items added in or just left plain.

      I do that with my family. I don't eat meat but I do cook it for them on holidays and such to give it a try :)

    2. nuts, almond etc ( and so many other things)

      i'm glad it can be done without though ^^

    3. Oh wow. Yeah that would be really tough with so many goodies these days having nuts of some type. But yeah totally doable as just plain fudge. It's really good that way too :)

  2. This is my favorite way to make fudge! It's awesome. I use marshmallow fluff sometimes and it's just as good ;)

    1. OOoo Marshmallow fluff. Love that stuff. I'll have to try that one time. I grabbed the mini marshmallows this time so I don't have to cut up the big ones. Love these quick little recipes :)

      Happy Baking!

  3. I'm going to give this a try. I've tried making fudge before and sucked at it. I am not a baker but this looks so yummy that I will try again. :)

    1. Oh my word. It was so easy Leah! Really did just take a few minutes and with so few ingredients/steps not hard at all :)

      Hope it goes well this time!!! I definitely feel your pain. I have the *worst* time with cupcakes.

  4. Oh this looks yummy! I miss when I could eat nuts! lol Due to cancer treatments and the like over the years I have had to get all my teeth pulled they were horrible with holes and the pain etc...but back on the subject of yummy treats! I have another fudge recipe you might like!

    Yule Peppermint Fudge

    Prep Time: 5 minutes

    Cook Time: 5 minutes

    Total Time: 10 minutes


    16 oz. semi-sweet Baker's chocolate
    1 14-oz can sweetened, condensed milk (NOT evaporated)
    2 Tbs. butter (use butter, not margarine)
    2 - 3 drops Peppermint extract

    Place the chocolate and the butter in a microwave-save bowl. Warm up in the microwave until the chocolate begins to soften -- don't microwave it too long, or your chocolate will burn. Once the butter and chocolate are melted, stir them together until well blended. Add the condensed milk, and mix it well. Finally, add the drops of peppermint extract.

    Line an 8x8 pan with aluminum foil, and then lightly butter the foil. Spread your fudge mixture into the pan evenly. Refrigerate until cool -- usually about an hour. Once the fudge has hardened, remove it from the pan and the foil, and cut into pieces. Store in an airtight container until it's all gone -- although that usually doesn't take long!

    **Note -- if you're not a big peppermint fan, you can make plain fudge by eliminating the flavored extract, or try different flavors instead of the peppermint. Orange extract works nicely, as does rum and banana. You can also replace some of the chocolate with peanut butter chips, and make a peanut butter-chocolate fudge swirl, or add nuts or candy chips.

    1. I'm so glad you're doing okay now Penni! I can't imagine going through something like that!! You've got some incredible strength in you!

      Your recipe sounds really yummy too! I'll have to try that out sometime this season. I love peppermint but don't think I've ever tried it in fudge!

    2. Lke I've said before I am a baker! I love it lol I have a ton of recipes saved up through the years. Some I have lost over time sadly, but I'm always picking up new ones!

      I have recipes for home made kid stuff too lol like the gross slime stuff they love, playdough, crayons, etc. Makes for fun crafts during the summer when I am at my wits end on how to entertain them!

  5. Yum sounds delicious! i love fudge. Penni's recipe sounds really good as well.

    1. It's pretty hard to resist :) I'm liking the sounds of her's too! It'll have to be made this winter :D

  6. Wow, even I could make that. I do prefer it without the nuts though.

    1. LOL yep this one's I think pretty good for those that aren't bakers/cooks :) And so easy to leave out the nuts too! Or switch in for a different type you prefer :)

  7. I love fudge. Looks so easy and good. Thank you.
    Sue B

    1. I hadn't had fudge in years Sue and decided after making this I love it too :)


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