Oh fudge...need a last minute sweet to add that finishing touch to the dessert table, but don’t have much time? 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️ We’ve gotchu’, thanks to @iambaker! This can be done pretty much whilst chatting with a neighbor. That’s what I was doing when suddenly I remembered this was on the stove and I ran back into the kitchen. My kitchen angel must have been whispering in my ear because when I got to the pot of bubbling fudge, it was at the perfect temperature! Love when that happens! 🙌🏼 So really, whilst you could leave this unattended for 5-8 minutes and hope your kitchen angel is on point today, we do recommend a more watchful eye, so you don’t fudge it up 🤪 and have to start over again!
This fudge is easier and much more foolproof than the traditional method, and a candy thermometer does help. If you don’t have one, follow the old school method as outlined here to get it to the soft ball stage.
The walnuts can be omitted or substituted. They do balance the sweetness of the fudge nicely so we highly recommend them.
Evaporated milk is not the same as condensed milk, so make sure you have the right one (speaking from experience here)! Evaporated milk is unsweetened, and condensed milk, sometimes called sweetened condensed milk, is...you guessed it, sweetened!
Ingredients for 30-40 fudge squares (recipe adapted from Iambaker.com)
3 cups (600g) granulated sugar
3/4 cups (170g) unsalted butter
2/3 cups (170g) evaporated milk
Pinch of salt
1 package (12 oz./340g) dark chocolate chips
1bag (10 oz./285g) mini-marshmallows
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Line a 9x13” (23x33 cm) baking dish or pan with parchment paper. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, evaporated milk and salt over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil and leave on the heat until the mixture registers 234F (112C) on a candy thermometer (about 5-8 minutes), stirring constantly (or go chat to a neighbor and hope for the best)! Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips until melted. Do the same with the marshmallows. Add the walnuts and vanilla extract. Transfer the fudge to the prepared dish or pan and allow it to cool for about
2 hours at room temperature before cutting it into squares.