Chocolate makes even a bad day better. At least for me. My kids know how to make me happy. I was feeling a little bummed out, and they decided that they were going to make me fudge. See, kids can be thoughtful.
My son put on his apron and went to work. Yes, you read that correctly: my son made me fudge while my girls sat with anticipation for it to be ready. They did help. Sort of. My oldest made a video of him making the fudge, and my youngest sat there and handed him the chocolate.
I will tell you this makes about 4 lbs of fudge and it barely lasted 24 hours in the house. My husband couldn’t stop eating it. He even gave himself a sugar rush before bed. I think he had more than I did.
Kids working together and doing something nice for someone. Yup, I raised those kids.
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 can 12 fl. oz. evaporated milk
- 1/4 cup 1/2 stick butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- 4 cups 24 oz. or two 12 oz. pkgs. chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts optional
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Line 13 x 9-inch baking pan or two 8-inch-square baking pans with foil.
Combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in 4- to 5-quart heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir in marshmallows, morsels, nuts and vanilla extract. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted. Pour into prepared pan(s). Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into pieces. Store tightly covered in refrigerator. Makes about 4 pounds.