Possibly See’s Fudge

The family tale, whether true or not, is that a friend of my Mother requested the recipe for her favorite fudge from See’s Candy.  She was so thrilled when she was granted the recipe. It was followed up by a charge of $100.  Her response was to share the recipe with her friends, so that they would not have to incur the fee.  Truth or fiction, it is creamy and delicious.

5 c. sugar, place in large kettle
1-13 oz. can evaporated milk
3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (3-6 oz. bags)
1 c. butter
18 marshmellows, cut into pieces
1/8 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
2 full cups walnuts, cut into large chunks

Place chocolate, marshmellows, butter, salt in large bowl.  Put sugar and milk into kettle and boil until it forms a soft ball (about 6 minutes after it starts to boil).  Stir constantly.  Test in ice cold water, to see if it can be rolled into a soft ball (soft ball stage on a candy thermometer).  Take off fire and pour over mixture in bowl.  Stir by hand until well mixed.  Add vanilla and nuts.  Do not beat.

Pour into well buttered pan, so that it is about 1″ thick.  Keep in refrigerator.  Cut when needed.

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