There are just certain recipes that tend to scare cooks/bakers more than others due to the fact that there are just so many problems inherent in the process. Take for example bread, caramel, or (my personal fear) homemade fudge.
So, you can imagine my glee when I encountered Tracy's fudge recipe on her blog, "Midwestern Girl with a Texas Address," while participating in the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies group. As you probably know, most fudge recipes require you to use a candy thermometer, wait for that magical temperature, and add things in at just the right moment, all the while worrying about things like graininess and crystallization of the sugar. But, not Tracy's. With just a few ingredients and a method that's as easy as 1-2-3, I found myself staring at an entire panful of glorious, mouthwatering, REAL fudge.
Her recipe is especially good because it allows you to make several types of fudge all at once. I made her chocolate version, the peanut butter version, and combined both of them for a chocolate-peanut butter marbled version as well. The plain chocolate one was a little sweet for me, so I might use bittersweet chocolate chips next time instead of the semisweet for a deeper, darker flavor. The peanut butter, however, was spot-on perfect. It was so creamy and had just the right amount of sweetness. As for my sister, she loved the marbled version. I'm sure that if you try this fudge for yourself, one or all three will be your favorites as well.
Fudge (Mid-western Girl with a Texas Address)
1 pound powdered sugar
6 tbsp butter or margarine
1/3 package mini marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp milk
Heat ingredients until smooth. For peanut butter fudge, add 1 cup peanut butter to mixture. For chocolate fudge, add a cup of chocolate chips to mixture and heat until melted and smooth. Pour mixture into 8" greased pan and refrigerate until cool and able to cut into bite sized pieces.
The Orglamix Organic Makeup Giveaway was a big success. Thank you to all those who entered. The winner is #193 Camelia. Congratulations Camelia!!! An e-mail has been sent to the winner.
I will also be holding a Christmas giveaway starting this Tuesday for a CSN gift certificate, so don't forget to check back on my blog at that time for a chance to enter.