Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Maple Fudge

Does anyone else remember when the Fantasy Fudge recipe on the back of the Marshmallow Creme jar included instructions for making it in the microwave? Well, I do and for some reason (thank goodness) I wrote it down! I have been making my fudge in the microwave ever since and it always turns out great, right consistency and never grainy. The secret is to use at least a 4-quart bowl or it will boil over, trust me! ;-) I think mine is probably a 6-quart and just barely fits in the microwave.

This is just the basic Fantasy Fudge recipe substituting vanilla chips for the chocolate chips and maple extract for the vanilla. I also use my goat milk, I haven't bought canned evaporated milk in several years.

Maple Fudge

3/4 cup butter
3 cups sugar
2/3 cup milk
12 ounces vanilla chips
7-ounce jar Marshmallow Creme
1 1/2 teaspoons maple extract (I use a little extra just because)
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts if desired

Melt butter in a 4-quart bowl in microwave on high. Add sugar and milk; mix well. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, stir after 3 minutes. Mix well and scrape down bowl. Microwave on high 5 1/2 minutes, stir after 3 minutes. Add vanilla chips and stir until melted. Add Marshmallow Creme, maple extract and nuts if using; mix well. Pour into a well buttered 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Cool at room temperature. Cut into squares.

As an added bonus today, I thought I would share a picture of this candy mouse that the neighbor made! She makes these every year and includes them on our Christmas goody plate. The body is a chocolate covered cherry, the head is a Hershey's Kiss and the ears are sliced almonds. She "glues" it all together with a little melted chocolate. They sure are cute! :)


Anonymous said...

Your fudge looks yummy, Candy. We are making fudge this afternoon, too. I also like using goat milk in the fudge. :o) Goat milk makes everything better, right?!

Merry Christmas.

Candy C. said...

Yep, goat milk makes everything taste better! :)
Enjoy your candy making with the kids!

Kateri said...

That little mouse is beyond cute! And seriously I think I need to stop reading blogs untill after Christmas cause all these recipes are so tempting...this makes fudge sound so easy to make! :)

Sharon said...

Hi Candy, Thank you for sharing this method of making fudge. I will be using this post for directions!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the recipe. My mother-in-law use to make this every Christmas. But she lost her recipe. She will be so happy when I send her a copy of this recipe. Thanks again.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Ohhh....sweet Yule! Your bowl looks like it's attacking the microwave! lol

I can smell the chocolate from here!

And how cute is that mouse!

Blessed Yule all the way to you! :)

ps. Yep-$3.00 It was 50% off day! People discard the most amazing things! :)

Candy C. said...

I know *I'm* sure glad candy making only occurs once a year!

You are welcome, I hope you have fun making fudge!

I'm only too happy to share this "lost" method of making fudge! :)

Candy C. said...

Thank you and Blessed Yule to you too! :)

loralie said...

I, too, wrote down the microwave instructions & use them. My favorite is to use white chips & add craisins & pecans.
The truffle recipe looks good, I may have to try it.

Candy C. said...

Wow, I never thought of adding the craisins! Great idea! :)