Saturday, February 13, 2010

Never Fail Fudge from Fluff


We've finally had the sun come out for the past three days and I'm feeling like a human again! I was even able to go back to work and I was thrilled! Don't get me wrong - I love being at home with my husband and son but not for 6 days in a row! Enough is enough already. They are mentioning snow again for Monday but that it may not be more than several inches. After what we have been through here in northern Virginia a few inches is certainly not a big deal anymore!

My husband had picked up some Fluff a while back and asked if I could make some fudge (this was really back during the Christmas holidays!). Anyhow, time had gotten away from me but since we were all snowbound last week I kept eyeing the container of Fluff and decided it was finally time to make this. I was reluctant since we were all stuck in the house and I really didn't want to snack all day on fudge! This turned out to be really good and we all enjoyed it. It makes quite a bit and I ended up taking some back to work with me at the end of the week. My coworkers all loved it. I think the next time I would add walnuts to it. The recipe for this was on the back of the Fluff container. It originally calls for adding nuts if desired, but my son prefers chocolate and fudge without them so that is why I omitted them.

I'm quite the horror movie fan and went to see The Wolfman today and I highly recommend it! Benecio Del Toro is terrific in the movie and there are quite few jump out of your seat moments! It's not for the squeamish but if you enjoy horror movies you will like this one.

5 cups sugar

2 small (5 ounce) cans evaporated milk

1/4 lb butter or margarine (I used butter)

1 Jar (16 ounce) marshmallow Fluff

1 tsp salt

1 1/1 tsp vanilla

1 cup walnuts (optional)

2 large (12 ounce) packages semi sweet chocolate pieces or chips

Combine first 5 ingredients in large sauce pan. Stir over low heat until blended.

Bring to a boil over moderate heat. DO NOT mistake escaping air bubbles for boiling. Then boil slowly, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate and vanilla (and nuts, if used) until chocolate is melted. Pour into 2 buttered 9 x 9 inch pans (I used one 9 x 13 inch pan) and let cool.



20 comments:

Joanne said...

There is definitely such a thing as too much family time! Absence makes the heart grow fonder after all. Yay for the sun :D

And for fudge, of course. Looks delicious.

Mary said...

Togetherness can be a tricky thing :-). The fudge looks delicious. Here's hoping you're done with snow. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Lisa said...

I know what you mean! We were housebound this week too. Funny, my son and I made fudge too only it was the 2 ingredient kind. Yours looks delicious!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I hear you loud and clear about too much "togetherness" hahaha!!!! The older I get, the more "me" time I require.

Katy said...

Grins, yeah, too much of a good thing is too much. Always leave 'em wanting more.

I haven't had that fudge in ages, and it's only when someone else has made it for me. You are so right, it IS very very good! Now to make it for myself.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love the never fail fudge. It's easy and super delicious...yum!

Ingrid said...

I'll keep this recipe in mind for my fudge loving Dad's next visit.

My one twin went to see that movie and enjoyed it. I was worried he'd come home having nightmares but I should have known better. He's always loved horror films.

Happy Valentine's Day!
~ingrid

noble pig said...

Love the fluff but scared of horror films!!

Linda said...

Really nice for V-Day! I like your blog and I am having fun looking around!!

A Year on the Grill said...

This is the fudge of my youth... And even my Mother never failed with the recipe, so it must be just as easy as you say!

Pink Panda said...

mmm that fudge on a day like today would be PERFECT.

I've heard some mixed reviews about wolfman, but I'll probably see it anyway.

Monica H said...

My husband's birthday is the 23rd of this month and this reminded me of him.

A couple years ago he asked me specifically for this fudge. He kept on and on about this dang fudge so I finally made it for him. As you know it makes a lot of fudge and it's sweet. He ate about 2 pieces of fudge and wouldn't touch the rest! men!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Emily said...

Oh I love fudge. This looks amazing! I hope you make it back to work. Have a good day! :)

Jannett said...

The fudge looks amazing.... I agree being home is fine but for to long is not a good thing. Great Blog.. :)

Velva said...

Glad that you could head back to work. Hopefully, not too much more snow will fall.

Your fudge looks really delicious. I like the idea that it is made with fluff...Nice.

The Blonde Duck said...

Think you could do a PB version? One for me, one for Ben?

teresa said...

i've been feeling so much better being able to get out of the house too! the fugde looks wonderful!

Bridgett said...

Yay! You got some sun! Your fudge looks mouthwatering and would hit the spot today as i must have grown a sweet tooth that is not going away.

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

This fudge looks awesome! So smooth and creamy. Mine always has a weird texture.

Sophie said...

Recently, I made fudge for the very 1st time & this one looks like a winner!!

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