Hang time

My niece came to hang out with my daughter.  It was a fun time.  Not only do they get along well, but there aren’t many kids her age in the neighborhood so time with a friend is special.

One of the things they both enjoy doing (other than eating nachos which they’re doing as I write) is baking, and as we are coming into the holiday season, and as I needed a reason to add this recipe to my blog, I asked if they’d like to make fudge.  That was a no brainer!

20091107_2Cousin Friendly Fudge

A recipe given to me years ago by my sister Lynn
  • 3 cups butter
  • 4 cups chocolate chips

Melt those together in a double boiler or -carefully- in the microwave, checking frequently because chocolate burns easily.

In a large bowl mix together:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar (7-8 cups)

Add the chocolate mixutre and beat till smooth.  Add a cup nuts (optional), mix well and pour into a buttered 10x15x1 pan and chill.

As you can tell, we added some chopped up peppermint candies, but other successful iterations have included mint extra infused into the mixture, sprinkles of toffee …. use your imagination.

Because the recipe calls for raw eggs, which are only partially cooked when the hot chocolate mix is added, it should not be left unrefrigerated for extensive periods of time. 



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