05 December 2010

Holly Days Blog Hop!!! - Delicious Fudge Recipe

Check out all of the fabulous holiday-themed projects, gift ideas, and more from our wonderful EtsyMom Blog Hop Contributors from around the world!!

Here's how it works:
1. Hop through each of the blogs listed above to get fabulous holiday inspiration and leave a comment. If you are starting at a blog in the middle of the Hop, start back at the EtsyMom Blog. You may have to scroll down a bit on the blogs to find the Blog Hop posts as the week progresses.
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Sorry - you cannot enter the giveaway here on my blog. 

On December 11, 2010 we'll choose a winner using the Random Integer Generator from random.org. The winner will receive this super sweet gift basket full of handmade holiday goodies, including:

a pair of Turquoise Earrings from http://www.stoneymistdesign.etsy.com/
a lampwork bead bracelet by http://handmadewhimzy.etsy.com/
sterling silver and Swarovski pearl/crystal holiday earrings by
a cream colored cotton scarf given by http://www.zoegirldesigns.etsy.com/
a raincloud ornament from http://www.etsy.com/shop/babyjives
a matching splat mat and baby bib from http://www.babysindulgence.etsy.com/
two pair of earrings from http://quirefly.etsy.com/
a gift pack of over 30 pages of vintage paper ephemera by http://www.etsy.com/shop/countrychiccottage
a lovely sustainable stocking from http://www.rikrak.etsy.com/
a set of holly jolly gift tags from http://cinnamonspice.etsy.com/
a set of toddler pajamas in a style of the winner's choice from http://heatheregley.etsy.com/
a $15 gift certificate from http://camelotstreasures.etsy.com/
A gift certificate from http://babyswank.etsy,com/
A Custom copper heart necklace from http://www.etsy.com/shop/ct2designs

A great holiday treat to enjoy and give.

I am about to share with you the best Top-Secret-in-Plain-Sight recipe for fudge. It's called Fantasy Fudge, and the recipe is on the back of the Kraft Marshmallow Creme Jar. It is basically the no-fail fudge recipe. Of course, now that I've said that.... just follow the directions, OK?

Fantasy Fudge

1 1/2 cubes butter
3 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 small jar marshmallow creme
1 - 12 oz. package chocolate chips*
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine butter, sugar and evaporated milk in a large pot. Stir constantly. Bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in marshmallow creme, vanilla and chocolate chips. Pour into a buttered 9x13 dish and let cool until set.
*Any flavor of chips can be used. For the two types of fudge in the pictures below I used peanut butter chips and milk chocolate chips.

Stirring in the marshmallow creme and chocolate

For variations, we have used white chocolate chips, mint chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips. Sometimes we mix dried cranberries or cherries into the white chocolate fudge. You can add almonds or another nut that you like to the fudge. If it sounds good to you, go for it!

Now that you've enjoyed some delicious fudge with me, please hop on over to Baby Jives
 for a fabulous ornament tutorial!


  1. Great fudge recipe! Passing by during the blog hop from EtsyMom team!

  2. Yum! I'll have to give this one a try!

  3. Mmmm!! I'm going to have to make some... I've never thought of using peanut butter chips! I must have been having brain farts or something!!

  4. This looks so easy, not to mention delicious. I am off to get some marshmallow cream tomorrow!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  5. That sounds SOOO yummy!

  6. Yum, fudge is my favorite!

  7. This looks easy as well!

    I have a giveaway posted on my blog - a gift card sponsored by CSN Stores. Please do come over and enter

  8. I think I gained 5 pounds just drooling over this post. I love fudge!

  9. Oh how I love fudge!! Looks delicious.

  10. Fudge sounds so good right now!

  11. This looks yummy and easy! thanks!

  12. A sweet and simple fudge recipe, I love it!

  13. Delicious!!!!

    All You Need Designs

  14. I love this recipe ! Reminds me of you making soap at home, Mom.
    And it's fun to see photos of your house there and see
    Dad in that comfy chair we sat in when we visited,
    attempting to use the slow internet :)

    I can't wait to hear how the soap turned out in terms
    of using it. Does it smell different since it is made with
    animal fat? Any other differences from vegetable-based soap?

    Love you!


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