Saturday, May 29, 2021

Vanilla Fudge

Vanilla Fudge!

Every time I make a batch of homemade candy, I feel so accomplished. I know it's because as a child, I was in awe watching my Mama turn out yet another sweet and perfect confection. She grew up watching her own candy making Mama genius! Now I'm not saying I'm a candy making genius too, but with each and every sweet successful batch, I sure do feel like it! 😜

Memorial Day is just a few days away, and it is with heartfelt gratitude that we honor all of our fallen soldiers. They are the reason we all have the freedoms to enjoy time with our families as theirs mourn the loss of husbands, wives, sons, daughters, Dads, Moms, and more. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 💗

To make vanilla fudge, you will need a heavy bottomed four quart pot. To this, add butter, sugar, and evaporated milk. Stir to combine. Attach candy thermometer and cook, stirring continuously over medium heat until candy mixture reaches 235  degrees F. It took mine sixteen minutes.

Remove from heat, add in white chocolate chips and marshmallow creme, and stir until smooth. It took mine five minutes to incorporate. Add vanilla extract and stir until combined.

Pour candy into foil lined and buttered, 8 inch pan.

Let set.

Y'all, this is some good candy!

When candy has fully set, lift out of pan using the foil sides and cut into desired sized squares.

Vanilla Fudge Recipe

3 cups white sugar
3/4 cup butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
1 (12 ounce) bag white chocolate drops
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

To a heavy bottomed 4 quart pot, add butter, sugar, and evaporated milk. Stir to combine, attach candy thermometer, and cook over medium heat. Stir continuously until thermometer reaches 235 degrees F. This took mine 16 minutes. Remove from heat, add in marshmallow creme and white chocolate drops. Stir until chocolate drops are melted. This took mine about 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Pour candy into buttered and foil lined 8 inch pan. Make sure the foil overlaps on sides to make it easier to lift the candy out once completely set.
Once it has, lift out and cut into desired size pieces. 

I decorated mine with melted white chocolate drizzle and patriotic sprinkles. If you're planning a Memorial Day picnic, just place these in an airtight container and pop them in your cooler! 

Your fudge will last about two weeks in an airtight container at room temperature. If you want it to last a little longer, you can store it in the fridge for about 2 to 3 weeks. In the freezer, it will keep for up to 6 months. I've done this many times with my favorite Peanut Butter Fudge!

Thanks for stopping by!

John 3:16

'til we sweet again, Karen 💗