I've always been a little intimidated by it.. I mean, it involves boiling something, stirring constantly, not burning it (burning stuff comes so naturally to me!)... it's a lot, right?
Because that's what microwaves were invented for!
Making fudge just got a whooole loooot easier!
I didn't have any square cake pans on hand, and mom had said that a 9x13 pan was too big, so I used a round cake pan instead. It made for thick pieces, but you can cut them small! But something slightly larger than a 9x9 pan is preferable.
And most importantly... my friends enjoyed it! Yay!
- 1 1/2 sticks margarine (I'm sure butter would work too, we're just a margarine family)
- 3 c sugar
- 2/3 c (aka 5 oz aka 1 small can) evaporated milk
- 1 small (7 oz) jar marshmallow creme
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 12oz package chocolate chips
- Optional: 1 c chopped nuts
- Note: This recipe is on the back of the marshmallow creme container! But it calls for baking squares-- far more expensive than chocolate chips!
- Melt margarine in microwave in a 2 qt, microwave safe dish.
- Add sugar and milk; mix well.
- Microwave for 3 minutes. Stir.
- Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir.
- Microwave for 5.5 minutes. Stir.
- Remove from microwave, and add marshmallow creme and vanilla.
- (Note: Running your spatula under hot water first will get the creme out easier!)
- Once that's mixed, add your chocolate chips.
- Mix until well combined and pour into a buttered pan.
- Place in fridge to set firmly, or leave at room temperature for a more gooey texture.