This recipe has been passed down from my Great Grandma Pearl's and Mamie Eisenhower. My Aunt makes this every year and it was always one of my favorite holiday treats. This can made several weeks in advance and stored tightly wrapped in aluminum foil.
Prep: 30 min
Cook: 1-2 hours
Total: 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours
Yields 2 pounds of mouth-watering fudge
Line a 15 x 10 x 1 pan with wax paper.
½ cup butter or margarine
12 ounce can evaporated milk
4 cups sugar
Combine butter or margarine, evaporated milk, and sugar in a large, heavy saucepan. Stir until sugar melts.
Turn burner onto low and stir constantly for 5 to 10 minutes until it reaches a watery consistency. Take your time with this - do not rush it!!!
Bring to a slow boil, usually by increasing to medium heat. Cover and boil for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and quickly add the remaining ingredients in turn.
32 marshmallows (about ½ pound), cut into quarters
1 ½ bars (3 rectangles) baking chocolate (Baker's brand), broken into little pieces
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
13 ounces sweet milk chocolate bar (e.g. Hershey's or similar)
Add each of the above to saucepan one at a time and stir until melted before adding the next.