I don’t know about you, but I love making holiday candy!
Mainly because I like to eat it myself …but also because it’s a nice and fairly inexpensive gift for neighbors and people you want to share a little Holiday cheer with but you don’t normally buy (or make) big gifts for.
So this is not a gift you can make now and store away until December, but when Erin from Erin’s Creative Energy emailed me about her World Famous Fudge, how could I refuse? I want the secret recipe!
Luckily, Erin is going to share it with us.
Erin’s World Famous Fudge
Hey Sawdust and Paper Scraps readers. I’m Erin and I blog over at Erin’s Creative Energy. I want to give a big thanks to Sandra for letting me tread on her awesome territory! In my mind, there is nothing cooler than a woman who can wield power tools. So happy to be here and share my family’s World Famous Fudge Recipe with everyone.
This is seriously the creamiest fudge recipe out there. This is my go to gift for all those people who are often forgot about in the holiday season. My mailman gets fudge (Tony the mailman actually looks forward to it every year!) and so do the ladies that watch my kids at the gym, teachers, the guys that pick up my trash, etc.
There are some precise steps that need to be followed in order to get that result. To me, there is nothing worse than eating gritty fudge.
Bring the milk, sugar and vanilla to a rolling boil in a stock pot. Stir (almost) continuously while bringing it to a boil and while it is boiling.
It MUST boil for 4 minutes. (That is the most important step of this entire process) This is what gets rid of the grittiness.
Add 2 sticks of butter and 25 large marshmallows to the mixture and turn your heat on low.
Once all the marshmallows have melted, add ALL of the chocolate. Break up the german chocolate bar into smaller pieces.
Once all of your chocolate has melted, pour it into a pan and refrigerate. If you wanted to add nuts to the top, make sure you have them ready to sprinkle on top right after you pour the fudge, otherwise it starts to solidify so fast that you will not have the chance for them to stick.
That’s it for the fudge! I typically box the fudge in a small store bought candy boxes.
These were purchased at Hobby Lobby during the Christmas season when they were 50% off.
I line the boxes with waxed paper (and you can find colored wax paper at specialty stores) and put between 10-12 small bites of fudge inside each box.
I wrap each box with some ribbon and a gift tag if needed and they are ready to give out to anyone who deserves a little something during the holiday season.
The fudge is super easy to make, takes about 20-30 minutes and makes a great thank you gift for a large amount of people during the holiday season.
I hope you enjoyed my recipe as much as I do. Thank you again Sandra for allowing me to come onto your blog and share a recipe that I haven’t shared with anyone before.