December 21, 2010

PHAT COW FUDGE

 Don't be surprised if you make a batch of this fudge and discover you have way more friends than you used to!  It's that good.  This is a perfect Holiday Gift for your neighbors, friends and co-workers.  I promise that whoever you give this to will love you forever.  

In case you couldn't tell, this is my absolute favorite fudge recipe ever.  The best part is that no candy thermometer is required!  Hooray! I have messed up several other fudge recipes where either the sugar doesn't dissolve properly and it turns out grainy or it never sets up properly or where it turns too hard, but you don't have to worry about any of that with this recipe.  There is no way you could mess it up if you follow the directions.  The end result is so smooth and creamy and just melts in your mouth and I could easily eat 10 pieces of this is a row.  Plus, if you put it in an airtight container and store it in the fridge, it will last for a really long time and still taste delicious.      


Phat Cow Fudge
adapted from: Barbara W.

20 oz. Hershey's® milk chocolate bars, broken into pieces
1 (12 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. (2 cubes) butter, cut into pieces- No substitutes
4 c. sugar
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
2 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
4 c. frozen mini marshmallows
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Lb. walnuts, chopped, opt.

Place four cups of mini marshmallows into the freezer.  In a large bowl, prepare  broken milk chocolate bars, chocolate chips and butter pieces; set aside.  In a large pan, combine sugar, evaporated milk and 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows.  Bring to a boil over medium heat while stirring constantly, then, continue to cook and stir at a light boil for 7 minutes.  Remove from heat and immediately pour over the chocolate/butter mixture.  With a wooden spoon, stir the mixture until the chocolate is melted and loses its shine (Don't worry if it looks separated, just keep stirring).  Stir in the vanilla.  Add the frozen marshmallows and walnuts.  Spread into a buttered cookie sheet.  Cool completely.  Cut into pieces and serve.  Store in an airtight plastic container.    

16 comments:

  1. Oh joy! I wanted to make fudge for my family this Christmas as a little gift but all the comments on the recipes were of it not setting, and as you said, the sugar not dissolving properly etc. I'm so glad I stumbled across this, it looks sooo delicious, I must be strong and not eat it ALL before I give it to them. Any idea how long it keeps for?
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  2. @Alexandra Rose - I promise you will LOVE this fudge. Everyone that tastes this goes nuts over it, because it is so good! Honestly, I have had this in my fridge for two weeks and it still was fine (just make sure it is sealed tight, so it doesn't absorb any of the fridge flavors. Let me know when you try it!

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  3. I just made this for a fudge cooking challenge on the 7th. It is soooooo good and super easy. I can't wait to post it! Thank you for a great recipe!

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  4. Wondering what size pan you used and how many pieces it yields?

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    1. I use a 15x18-inch cookie sheet and the number of pieces you will get entirely depends on how large you cut them. I would at least cut 10 rows by 12 rows and get 120 pieces, but you could even cut out more if you would like. -Jenn

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  5. Made it! So excited I got to use my gigantic stainless bowl again!

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    1. I hope you liked it as much as I do! -Jenn

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  6. This looks delicious! 20 oz Hershey's bars? How many chocolate bars is that typically?

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    1. Hi Tamra - It depends on what size bars you buy. The regular candy bars are usually 1.55 oz., so you would need about 13 candy bars. The giant-sized bars are usually 7 oz., so you would need just under 3 bars. Just look at the ounces on the bottom of the wrapper to see how many you will need to equal 20 oz. -Jenn

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    2. Ok, thanks! I just wanted to make sure that I didn't use too many!

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    3. Let me know how you like it!! -Jenn

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  7. I blogged about this fudge and gave you two shout outs.

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  8. http://www.shilohstaste.com/2012/12/rocky-road-fudge.html I guess the link would help!

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  9. just made this fudge today. super easy, melts in your mouth, it's so great! thanks for sharing. found you on Pinterest. love your blog,I will be visiting you often.my hubby even liked your fudge, and he isn't big into this stuff. I'm sharing it with my co workers tomorrow! thanks again.

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    1. @Allysa - It is so good to hear that you and your hubby liked the fudge! I agree that it just melts in your mouth and I definitely like to share mine with co-workers too or I end up eating the whole pan myself! - Jenn

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