I can honestly say that this fudge makes me happy. I know, happiness is a choice. Happiness comes from within. Blah, blah, blah. (You know I’ll write about happiness in the “good life” tips at some point . . . and I’ll deny I ever mocked it here.) That all may be true, but in this case, fudge makes me happy. Just thinking about it makes me smile. Knowing I can raid the fridge and get me some of this fudge makes me excited. It is so creamy. Smooth. Divine. This one’s from Pat, as promised. I must note the original recipe called for one to two cubes margarine or butter. And, uh, yeah, I use two! Most definitely two.
4 c sugar
1 tall can evaporated milk
2 cubes margarine or butter
1 12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 8 oz. Hershey bar
1 pint marshmallow crème
1 t vanilla
Break up Hershey bar and add to large bowl along with chocolate chips and marshmallow crème. Set aside. Bring sugar, milk, and margarine/butter to a boil over medium heat. Turn to medium-low heat and boil for 9 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into bowl containing chocolate and marshmallow crème. Add vanilla. Stir with spoon until everything is melted and mixture is smooth and thickened. Pour into buttered 9 x 13 pan. Cool. Keep refrigerated. Return to room temperature before serving.