Wednesday, September 12, 2012


This fudge is great anytime but makes an especially perfect gift for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.  In the picture following this recipe you will notice the Halloween tin for gifting.  This tin is made by spray painting in appropriate colors and using stickers to decorate the top.  The effect is highlighted by labels or ribbon.  This idea is also a great one for Christmas gifting.

1/2 cup butter
3 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 can (5-oz) evaporated milk
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 pkg (12-oz) milk chocolate chips
1 pkg (10 1/2-oz) miniature marshmallows
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped orange slices candy

Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil; lighly butter the foil.

Place butter in a large microwave-safe bowl and melt in microwave.  Stir the powdered sugar into the butter along with the evaporated milk, and cocoa powder.  Microwave on high 4 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil, stirring every two minutes.  Cook another 4 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes.  Add the chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, vanilla and salt stirring until well blended.  Stir in the chopped candy; pour into the prepared baking pan.

Refrigerate candy 4 hours or until firm.  Cut candy into 1-inch squares, cleaning knife frequently to make cutting easier.  May be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Yield: 8 dozen candy squares

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