Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Four-Chip Fudge

As mentioned yesterday, in looking through my Christmas notebook I was reminded of a few candy recipes I need to post here. Here's another one:


3/4 cup butter, plus a little for greasing the foil
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
3 Tblsp. milk
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
11 1/2 ounces milk chocolate chips
10 ounces peanut butter chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
7 ounces marshmallow creme or fluff
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, if desired

Line a 13x9-inch pan with foil; grease foil with a little butter. Set pan aside.

In a large heavy saucepan, melt the 3/4 cup butter over low heat. Add the next five ingredients. Cook and stir constantly until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in butterscotch chips, marshmallow creme, and flavorings. Stir until very well blended. Stir in the nuts if you are using them.

Spread fudge in prepared pan. Refrigerate until set. When fudge is firmly set, lift it out of the pan using the foil. Invert on a cutting board; remove foil and cut into squares.

Yield: about 4 1/2 pounds fudge.

This amazing fudge recipe is a new favorite of mine. It came from Taste of Home, the December/January 2002 issue. I first tried this for Christmas 2005 and made it again in ‘06. It makes lots of delicious fudge which you can stash in the freezer for kitchen gifts, adding to cookie trays, serving to drop-in guests, taking to potlucks, etc. Hope others enjoy this as much as we have!


  1. This fudge sounds rich and decadent. It also appears that it's fool proof for novice candy makers such as myself. I get nervous everytime I have to use my candy thermometer to make fudge. I just love stopping by and seeing what great ideas you have written down for the Christmas season. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm with you, Rachel... that candy thermometer makes me nervous, too! This fudge is indeed foolproof, as is the Heavenly Delight and the Special Holiday Fudge... I think both of those recipes are here in the Christmas kitchen somewhere.

    I'm delighted you are stopping by here so often! Feel free to share any great Christmas ideas of your own, too.

  3. Oh my, I don't think that I have any good Christmas ideas. Unfortunately, I am not nearly as organized as I would like to be around the Christmas season.
    My mom tries to buy gifts throughout the year instead of scrambling last-minute. I have yet to begin doing this even though it is such a wise way to manage such a busy time.
    This year will be the first year in a looong time that we are going to stay put. Perhaps I will feel less "pulled" in so many different directions and will try to get organized.
    I appreciate your ideas and organizational tips. I need all of the help I can get:).

  4. Hi again Rachel --

    I will try and share as many of my organizational ideas as I can bring to mind! It really does help to do a lot of list-making and planning in advance, especially if you like to make homemade crafts or goodies for gifts. I have had way too much of the last-minute Christmas crafting in years gone by. Sometimes it still happens, but I make every effort to get it done in a more timely way.

    Like your mom, I also buy Christmas (and other) gifts year-round. It spreads out the expense and also saves money when you find good sales during the year.

    Thanks for stopping by my Christmas kitchen!

  5. Mrs. T
    The recipe is delicious, firm but creamy. I would like to add vanilla chips to my next batch. Will I have to modify the other recipe ingredients to make it work.
    Cooking is chemistry and sometimes I am a dumb dumb. Please help.

  6. Hi Barney,

    Welcome to my Christmas kitchen! I'm glad you liked the fudge. As for adding the vanilla chips, I think it would work if you substituted them for some of the other chips. For instance, you could use 1/2 cup vanilla chips and 1/2 cup butterscotch chips, 1 cup semisweet chips and 1 cup vanilla chips, or any other way you wanted to divide it up. I think that would work fine.

    Hope this helps.

    God bless,


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