Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fudge is Fun

When asking my family what they wanted to eat during the Super Bowl, my 11 yr. old granddaughter, Drew said, "Fudge...Fudge is Fun" So we started a new Super Bowl food tradition in the Parks family.
I told her she would have to come down and make it with me as it takes a lot of stirring.
Her Mom said "Please take pictures and she can get credit for it in 4-H"
Well of course I would take pictures...a great blog post coming up!!
When she got here I had the ingredients ready for her and she did the whole thing by herself.


Pour in the sugar ("That's a lot of sugar!" she said) Add the evaporated milk.

                                                     

Now stir on medium heat until it comes to a rolling boil.  Boil for 6-8 minutes (we do 7). Stir constantly or it will burn.


Add the butter, chocolate chips and the marshmellow creme.


Right about now, I think I can hear a big "YUM"
I know my mouth is watering.

Drew's favorite part of this might be getting to scrape the Marshmellow Creme jar.

Opps!

Now more stirring (beating) until it gets shinny and pulls away from the pan.
For this part, it helps to have a partner and I helped out when she got tired.


Then pour into a wax paper lined pan. It should just pull away from the pan easily.



After licking the spatula, Drew gives it a big
Thumbs up!!

The recipe I have always used for fudge, my friend Suzanne from Notes from the Patch shared with me when we were just young wives and moms.
It has always been fail proof and yummy and as you can see,  Sew Easy.

See's Fudge
In Saucepan combine:
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 lg. can Evaporated milk
Bring to a rolling boil for 4-8mins. (I do 7)

Add:
1 pint Marshmellow Cream
3 sm. packages of chocolate chips
(I use 24 oz. because when it comes to chocolate...more is better)
1/2 lb. Butter
2 cups chopped nuts
(I don't use nuts, because...well no one in my family likes nuts except me)
Pinch salt

Whip until smooth


Stay tuned for the more of the "Parks Family Holiday" story.
Super Bowl Sunday!!


God is Good!!
Life is Good!















7 comments:

Suzanne said...

I can almost smell the chocolate. It's great to have help with all of that stirring and Drew did a great job. Bet there won't be any left by game time with all those kids and big boys. Have a wonderful day with your family!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

There is nothing better than cooking with the grandkids. The fudge looks delicious.
Have a "Super" weekend!

Farmchick said...

This looks very good. I don't often make fudge, but I have copied this recipe! Nice that you two had this time together.

a little bit biased said...

OK My mouth is watering right now! That looks good. I have never made fudge before, so I will have to come back to this when I finally do. Have fun traveling around in your RV and sewing when you can!

Amber

Annelies said...

Yum Yum Yum....running to pantry to see if I have any marshmallow cream in stock. Thanks for sharing your SWEET recipe and SWEET granddaughter !!!

Dogmom Diva said...

Oh Beverly that fudge looks DIVINE and what a beautiful helper you had! How much fun and memories those kind of activities are made of!
YUM!

hugs
Barb

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness what a sweet post!! Your granddaughter is so cute.What a Blessing to be making a new tradition like this! Thanks for sharing the recipe because it looks not only delicious but easy also.