I don’t throw out the term legendary very often. In fact, this may be the first time I’ve used it when referring to a recipe. I’ve honestly never been a huge fan of fudge. I’ll eat a few pieces of peanut butter fudge on the rare occasion. My husband flat out dislikes fudge. So, why am I writing about something that neither of us cares for?
I’ll tell you why! This fudge is magical. It’s entirely plausible that I got this recipe from a unicorn. After I tried it, I knew what a good recipe I had on my hands. Being the facetious wife that I am, I asked my husband to cut the fudge into small squares. I knew he would inevitably end up eating some. I returned to the kitchen to check on his progress and found a grown man that had fallen victim to this highly addicting candy. In some ways, I think I created a monster.
I told my husband to stop eating the fudge because I had plans to use it as Christmas gifts. It was then he turned to me with horrified eyes and literally yelled, “I can’t stop eating it!” He literally could not. Two days later I realized I was going to have to make another pan of it. You too can make legendary fudge. However, with legendary fudge comes great responsibility. Try to limit yourself to a few pieces.
Legendary Chocolate Walnut Fudge
Time: 30 minutes + 1.5 hours cooling
7 oz. jar Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme (no substitutions)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk (Eagle Brand or Carnation)
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Line an 8×8 inch pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.
2. Measure out chocolate chips, walnuts, and vanilla, each in separate bowls. This is very important as these ingredients will need to be added quickly.
3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine marshmallow creme, sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and salt. Bring ingredients to a full boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
4. Working quickly, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in chocolate chips. Stir until the mixture is smooth and all the chocolate has melted. Quickly stir in the walnuts and vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into the lined pan. Chill for 1.5 hours or until the fudge is firm.
You will be shocked at how creamy and smooth this fudge is! This recipe will make you the star of a party. Don’t believe me? I dare you to make it!