Our little family secret...
I'm not going to lie here, I am 100% a fudge snob! I hate dry, chalky fudge. I like that melt in your mouth and make you gain 10lbs sort of fudge. I think that has to do with the fact I was raised having THE BEST FUDGE ever. Here is a little story for you...
My Grandmother acquired this recipe many years ago from a co-worker. The story has been told that this particular co-worker of hers mailed (yes snail mail back in the day) a very popular candy maker asking for the recipe. She just asked, and wouldn't you know...they sent it to her! A few weeks after receiving this recipe, the candy maker sent her a very hefty bill for the the recipe, which she didn't know prior to receiving it. That said, she gave the recipe to EVERYONE she knew. My Grandma was one of the lucky few, and this has been in our family since. Now....I pass it along to you. This is for sure a crowd favorite.
Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Recipe
4 CUPS SUGAR
1 CUP WHOLE MILK
1 TSP VANILLA
25 LARGE MARSHMALLOWS (CUT UP or one 7oz jar of marshmallow cream)
1 CUP BUTTER (NO MARGARINE) = 2 STICKS
18 OZ MILK CHOCOLATE (CUT UP or chocolate chips (makes stirring easier)
12 OZ SEMI SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS
2 OZ UNSWEETENED CHOCOLATE (CUT UP)
1 CUP NUTS (OPTIONAL - I like walnuts)
MIX TOGETHER MILK, SUGAR, VANILLA & BUTTER
BOIL FOR 2 MINUTES
TURN OFF HEAT
ADD MARSHMALLOWS & STIR UNTIL MELTED
ADD CHOCOLATE ONE KIND AT A TIME. STIR RAPIDLY UNTIL MELTED.
ADD NUTS IF DESIRED
GREASE, WITH BUTTER, A 12x16x1 SHEET CAKE PAN OR TWO 9 x13 PANS
PUT FUDGE IN PAN
WAIT UNTIL FUDGE IS SET BEFORE CUTTING
*Grandma's Hint: Place foil in the pan prior to greasing. You can just lift out the foil when set and cut with a large knife. Its much easier than trying to dig it out of the pan