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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

~ FUDGE ~ *sigh....

CANDY..... I love candy....especially.............


There's not too many things I love more than FUDGE.....


We made this candy all the time when I was growing up, just my mom and I.

We always had such a good time together while making it....I am thinking that's one reason I still like it so much.....

....a comfort food......

.... thoughts of my little mother.

I would LOVE to make it just one more time...with her......

I am OLD...but believe me, you NEVER get too old to miss your mom and dad !

The smell of chocolate filled the entire house back then....and still does today. I never smell chocolate, especially hot, bubbly chocolate, that I don't think of my childhood and my mother.....

......and the friend that lived across the alley that joined me almost every weekend, during Jr.High, to spend the night and....make FUDGE.

This particular recipe actually is for FUDGE ICING....and it makes a fabulous icing if you stop beating it before it gets very thick. In fact, it is my FAVORITE icing for a white cake..... well, for ANY cake, but MY favorite dessert is WHITE cake with Real FUDGE icing.

I was after CANDY this time, tho, so I beat it until it became quite thick. You have to be careful because it can get TOO thick and then it isn't creamy any longer.

This recipe makes a TINY bit of candy so if you are SERIOUS about making FUDGE, try another recipe or double this one.....

If I am making fudge BIG TIME, I use the recipe that was on the cans of HERSHEY'S COCOA years ago......


I STILL like to "lick" the beaters.......:o)

It's still too hot to cut and it is so full of pecans, I may not can cut it very straight....
....DOES ANYBODY CARE if it's cut straight??

.....Not around here, they don't !! All we can think about is getting a piece small enuf to fit in our mouth..straight or not!

Some people like pecans in their fudge....

we like fudge in our pecans !!


~ double this recipe for a two layer cake or a sheet cake ~
1/2 cup each of BUTTER, MILK & COCO
A medium boil for 7-8 minutes
Add capful of Vanilla
Beat to desired consistency *

* Again, be very careful while beating as it goes from liquid to THICK in a heartbeat...

I would love to have more recipes for fudge....if you have a good one, would you send it to me? Then, I can have a FUDGE TASTING PARTY for my grandkids and they will THANK YOU profusley! ;>)


I love you all.....


Rosie's Whimsy said...

BJ, you are always leading me into temptation! I might just start eating from the pan and never stop. LOL

:-) Rosie

Anita said...

Oh my gosh! That looks AMAZING! I'd better get out of here before I put on 5 pounds just reading this post!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my, that does look good! My name is Kathy and I'm a chocoholic. I dont have a fudge recipe (or didn't til now!) I havent made it since I was little. My hubby makes the worlds best brownies though:>)

Marcela said...

Hello my dear Bj
I can smell the chocolate.I love it!
I admire you go out with your grandchildren, cooking, doing the housework, and still find the time to update your blog daily...ha

Teresa said...

I use a fudge recipe off the Kraft Marshmallow Cream jar. It is called Fantasy Fudge. I used it the first time I ever made fudge and continue to use it. It is fast, easy and you don't have to beat it. It does require a good amount of stirring. If you try it, let me know how you like it!

Take care

Terrie's Love, Live & Laugh Blog said...

Yummy!!! OMG!! I haven't eaten breakfast yet. I can feel something sweet happening. Not... I have to go walk or something after a bowl of cereal. Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Terrie

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

YUM! I love fudge & that looks SO wonderful with all those big pecans in it! For Christmas gifts a couple of years ago I made Rachel Ray's 5 minute fudge wreath - it's so quick & easy to make & super good!

Beverly said...

Pecans make everything better. I love pecans. And, my mother loves fudge. I believe we make a good pair.

I might just send my mother over to your house for a taste of fudge. She is a little mother, too, and I'm certain you will like her.

Anonymous said...

Yummy!!!! Ijust love anything chocolate. I can never have enough...
Enjoyed your post about the shopping trip with the granddaughters. They are adorable and I am sure they enjoy being with their dear Memaw. Enjoy the day, Janie

Joy said...

Looks very delicious to me!
I want some. ;)

Hope said...

Hi BJ,
Your fudge looks yummy!! I have a recipe for peanut butter fudge that I've made for years. My son requests it every Christmas. It is very simple to make and has one key (secret) ingredient!! Here's the recipe:

2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 stick butter
2 heaping tbsps. of white Karo syrup (secret ingredient)

Cook all this until it reaches a soft ball stage tested in cold water. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/2 to 1 cup peanut butter. Your choice of how much peanut butter to add according to your taste. Pour into greased plate until firm then cut and enjoy!!

The Karo keeps candy at a nice consistency..firm but not too hard and it doesn't get sugary. This is a very tried and true recipe that is usually never-fail fudge! Even if you don't cook it long enough it's still good to eat with a spoon!! :O) My son use to beg me not to get it done so he could do just that!! LOL

I have made this using chocolate chips instead of peanut butter which is good too, but my family always preferred the peanut butter. Let me know if you try it and if you have any questions about it just ask!!

Hugs and Blessings,

Rue said...

If I could, I would jump through the computer screen right now! ;) Yummy!!


E~ said...

BJ, that looks SOOO delicious!!
I've enjoyed visiting your blog many times, but today when Bob Seger started singing on your page, well.. I decided you're my kind a gal! :)

God Bless,

Julie said...

Oh - I miss cooking with my Mom so much! ... especially the sweet recipes!

Please stop by my blog and read about a creative contest I am holding with a great prize. If you are not interested - please forward it onto as many people as you can. Thank you!

Mary said...

Wow -- I'm drooling like mad and I think I just gained ten pounds!

Amelia said...

This is the recipe I use...never fails:

3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/4 tsp salt
1 pkg (12 oz) chocolate chips
1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme
2 tsp vainilla
1 cup chopped pecans

Combine sugar, butter, milk in 3 quart glass mixing bowl. Microwave on high stirring every two minutes. In my microwave this takes about 10 minutes...I cook until soft ball stage. Then add choc chips and stir til melted. Add marshmallow creme and vanilla and mix well..add pecans. Pour into buttered 13 x 9 x2 baking dish.

So good!

Amelia in Oklahoma

Anonymous said...

Hi BJ, just stopping by for a quick hello and a little taste of that delicious fudge. I am so thankful that you allow us to share your heart and home. You are a truly special friend. Ksarra

Wendy said...

Oh that looks so yummy! I haven't had fudge in years! I made a chocolate caramel pudding pie today, it may not be fudge but at least its chocolate!!! haha....Have a great day BJ!!~Wendy

Stephanie said...


I have just gained 10 pounds!

I swear I can smell the fudge, Im making that soon :)

Picket said...

Ohhhh BJ..I love homemade fudge..Well..I just love fudge period..but homemeade is the best...ohh I wish you had a scratch~n~sniff patch on here! lol Hope you are having a great day ya!

Debbie from NJ said...

Hello BJ,

Oh this looks yummy! I made fudge 2 yrs ago at Christmas, from the recipe on the marshmallow fluff jar. Makes a nice 9 x 13 pan of fudge, with plenty to share with others.

Ruthie said...

Looks wonderfully yummy! And you're right, you never stop missing your mom and dad.
Have a wonderful day!

Helen said...

Oh my goodness, you have found my biggest weakness - my love of all things chocolate, especially fudge. From one old "rock 'n roller" to another ..... thanks for your great blog. Did the cookie jar photos work for you?

Feathering My Nest said...

Oh that looks so good. I've never tried to make fudge. Maybe I should, especially for Christmas.


Midlife Mom said...

I make the worst fudge of anyone on the planet. You have to eat it through a straw, yes, it's that bad. I am drooling on my keyboard looking at your finished product! I'm not kidding! ha!

bj said...

TO HELEN.....I have missplaced your email address, dear one. Pls contact me if you see this....
Your pictures came thru really good...thank you!
hugs, bj

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

My goodness BJ, I'm dyin' over here looking at those mouth-watering pictures and all I have is store bought brownies....which I am now shoveling in to my mouth. ;)


Suzy said...

Bj, that looks so delicious! I love when a nice smell brings you a very nice memory of past days. I have that with a smell of roasted sugar almonds!!!
And what should I say about chocolate, I used to be a very bad chocoholic now I think I have improved little bit, but can't resist it... OK it must be somewhere here in my kitchen a peace of it.... where is it....who took it ... I need some chocolate!!!!!

I wish you a great day! Suzy

PEA said...

Fudge...did you say FUDGE??? Oh my goodness, you've found my weak spot. I absolutely adore fudge and can eat a whole pan in one sitting if I let myself! lol I love fudge in my pecans too! hehe

I make a Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge that is sooooo good and the smoothest fudge ever, I have to make it every time Steve comes to visit, he's crazy about it!

1 (12oz) pkg semi sweet chocolate chips
1 (12oz) pkg peanut butter chips
1 can Eagle Brand Condensed Milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix chips in double boiler with Eagle Brand. Stir, do not beat. Take from heat and add vanilla. Place in buttered 8x8 pan. Chill until set.

Rhondi said...

I think I gained five pounds just reading this blog. It sure looks delicious!
Rhondi xo

Mary said...

Oh yum looks so good , love chocolate , I'll be right over .
I started my blog a few hours ago . I hope you'll check it out . It's 2:27am , you know where I should be LOL . Mary

beddow said...

Ah BJ I am a confirmed Chocoholic! I will surely have to try this for frosting!
Remember once having some stomach problems and my doctor actually told me to not eat chocolate!!! I shook my head, she said you would eat it even knowing it is tearing your stomach up. My comment, if you are going to tell me I can't have chocolate, just go ahead and kill me now!!! Yeah , she thought I was crazy. We were even cause I thought she was for suggesting it, can you imagine no chocolate???

Charlotte said...

My goodness. I can almost taste that fudge. I can definitely smell it boiling. There is nothing quite like "hot" chocolate.