Million Dollar Fudge

Another of the things I love to do is cook, so I decided that I would start to share some of my favorite recipes now and then.  This is one I have had for about 30 years and it is a well loved recipe.  I hadn’t made any in years and came across it again when looking through my recipes for Christmas. It makes a lot, but you will be glad it does because it disappears quicker than you would think!

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Ingredients

12 ounces evaporated milk
2 tablespoons butter
4 1/2 cups sugar
12 ounces semi sweet chocolate (I used chips)
12 ounces german sweet chocolate
8 ounces marshmallow fluff
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped walnuts or other nuts (optional)

variation: add pistachios and dried cranberries or cherries

Directions

Grease a 13″ x 9″ pan with some softened butter.  Chop up all the chocolate.  In a very large bowl, mix together the chocolates, the marshmallow fluff and the salt.  Set aside.

In a large saucepan bring the evaporated milk, butter and sugar to a boil, stir often while it heats.  Once it reaches a boil, reduce to a simmer and set a timer for 6 minutes.  Stir often as the mixture simmers, rub the sides now and then to mix in any sugar that sticks.  Once the 6 minutes is up, remove from heat and pour over the chocolates and fluff mixture.  Stir and beat with a spoon until it is evenly mixed and smooth.  Fold in the walnuts.

Spread into the prepared pan and cool completely before cutting.

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