If you’re looking for the most decadent, most delicious fudge recipe in the world, then look no further. This recipe has been in my family since way before I was born and it’s a must during the holidays. Once you try this fudge, no other will do. I won’t touch anything with marshmallow fluff because the consistency is all wrong in my opinion. This recipe can be made to be either chocolate or peanut butter, and both are simply divine. If you’re wanting an easy recipe though, this one is not it. This candy is time consuming and requires your undivided attention from beginning to end. Oh, but the outcome? It’s so worth it. I made my first batch of the Christmas season yesterday (I’m way behind this year, I know!) I sent a box out to my cousin who had a major hankering for it after learning I made Mawmaw’s specialty.
1 stick of salted butter
1 can of Carnation brand evaporated milk (use only Carnation brand, do not use off brand)
5 cups of granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Melt butter in a medium sized sauce pan over medium flame. Once melted, add can of evaporated milk and slowly pour in sugar, cup by cup. Stir to combine. Continue stirring over medium flame, being careful to scrape the bottom, so the mixture doesn’t scorch. Stir until the mixture starts to boil, then turn heat to low and set timer for 12 minutes. Stir non-stop until 12 minutes is up, be sure to constantly scrape the bottom of pot to prevent scorching. When time is up, remove from heat and add in vanilla. Be careful, vanilla will cause the mixture to bubble and pop. Continue stirring and add in chocolate or peanut butter chips. Beat mixture by hand until it starts to get tougher to stir, as the candy begins to set up. Once the consistency is right (hard to stir), pour into a greased pan and allow to cool. Once fully cool, slice and enjoy!