Award-Winning Old-Fashioned Fudge

Photo by Lea Ann Brown

8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
4 1/2 cups sugar
12 ounces evaporated milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
12 ounces milk chocolate chips
14 ounces marshmallow creme
1 cup chopped walnuts

Mix butter, sugar and milk in saucepan. Turn heat on high. Continually stir and bring to rolling boil. Continue stirring for about 5 minutes or until it gets to a “soft ball” stage; 234 to 242 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat; stir in the vanilla, chocolate chips, and marshmallow creme. Mix until well blended then add nuts. Pour into a buttered 9-by-13-inch pan. Cool and cut into squares.

Note: “Soft ball” stage means that when you drop a small amount of the candy liquid into a cold cup of water, it will form into soft ball
Recipe provided by Lea Ann Brown,