Happy Valentine’s Day!

I love making old-fashioned chocolate fudge for Valentine’s Day! This fudge is creamy and delicious! This is my grandmother Birdie’s recipe.

I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

Birdie's Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge

* Be sure to best the fudge on a LOW SETTING on your electric mixer because the fudge becomes very creamy and thick as it cools. The motor may be overworked on a high setting.

This is my grandmother Birdie's old-fashioned chocolate fudge recipe. It is a favorite family heirloom recipe!

Ingredients

  • 3 small packages semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz jar marshmallow cream
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 large can Evaporated milk
  • 2 cups pecans, chopped coarsley
  • 1 t. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9 X 13 pan; set aside.

  2. In a bowl of an electric mixer, add the chocolate chips, butter, and marshmallow cream; set aside.

  3. In a 2-quart heavy-bottom saucepan, add the sugar and pet milk.

    Cook,  stirring constantly until the mixture reaches a boil.

    Continue boiling for 10 minutes without stirring. Keep and eye on it!

  4. While beating on a low setting, gradually add the syrup mixture to the chocolate chip mixture. Continue beating on a medium-high setting for 30 minutes.

    Add the pecans and vanilla, continue beating until thick and creamy, about 10 minutes.

  5. Pour into the prepared pan. 

    Cool completely.

    Cut into squares.

    Place in mini paper cups.

  6. For a party, serve on your favorite cake stand.

    For gifts, store in a heart-shaped box.