Hello and welcome to our hop. At this so busy time of year, it is very kind of you to join us and we appreciate it!
Here is this week’s challenge:
What is the one dish or treat you can’t do without during the holiday season? If you make it yourself, share the recipe.
I’ve never had any family holiday traditions, and neither my mother nor my grandmother could cook, so each year my husband and I are free to choose whatever we like for Christmas dinner. We don’t have people coming to visit and no expectations, which is the good news. Lots less stress.
But one thing I really do enjoy is making all kinds of cookies and giving them as presents. I also make a very rich fudge this time of year which, I am told, people look forward to. Here is that recipe:
1-1/3 cups granulated white sugar
1 (7oz) jar of marshmallow crème
2/3 cup evaporated milk
¼ cup butter
¼ cup chocolate liqueur (like Mozart, Godiva or Kahlua)
¼ tsp. salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans) (optional)
Line a 9×13 pan with waxed paper or tin foil. In large, deep saucepan combine sugar, marshmallow crème, milk, butter, liqueur, and salt. Bring to a rapid boil. Now – this is the most important part. Stir constantly for five full minutes (any less and the fudge will not set). Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted. Add vanilla and nuts. Pour into 9×13 pan and refrigerate until firm (about 4 hours). Peel off waxed paper or foil and cut into small squares. (It’s super rich!)
I hope your holidays are as sweet as this fudge!!!!
Now let’s pop over to the fabulous Jill Haymaker and get her favorite recipe.
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