I was making fudge today--5 batches for my kids goodie tins and my Aunt Dorothy. She's 96 and so help me, she could eat fudge, caramels and pork fat every day and her arteries will remain clean and clear. Since I didn't have any marshmallow cream I decided to experiment with my favorite fudge recipe. Turned out pretty good. Here it is.
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
2/3 up canned milk
1 1/2 cup sugar
20 regular sized marshmallows
Melt all together, slicing the marshmallows in half as they get warm. Stir constantly with a flat wooden spoonish thing. I guess it's a wooden spatula. Cook over medium heat (it's hard for me to do that, my only two stove temperatures being "high" and "off" but I forced myself). As soon as it boils set the time for 3 1/2 minutes. Stir constantly. When the timer rings remove from the heat and add:
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips*
Stir until chocolate is melted and pour into an 8 or 9 inch square pan that has been coated with butter or butter flavored vegetable spray. Let cool. Cut into squares and put into decorative tins and give to your kids who will think you are wonderful. Or, they better, that's all I have to say.
*When making this for young children I use 2 cups milk chocolate chips and one of semi-sweet.