Besides truffles, fudge is another "must do" Christmas candy. A Couple in the Christmas Candy Kitchen found a recipe for "candy bar fudge," made with Snickers Bars. We made a couple of minor adaptations and were quite pleased with the result: smooth, chocolatey fudge with a nutty nougat center, much like the Snickers Bar itself. You can find the original here, while ours is below.
1 bag (11.18-ounces) of Snickers Fun-Size Snacks
3 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 sticks salted butter, plus enough to butter the pan
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 12-ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Line a 9X13 rectangular cake pan with foil. Butter the foil and set pan aside. Cut candy bars into 1/2-inch slices and set aside. In a heavy saucepan, bring sugar, butter and evaporated milk to a boil over medium heat. Insert a candy thermometer into the pan and stir mixture until thermometer reaches 234 degrees F. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips, marshmallow creme and vanilla until smooth. Pour half of the mixture into prepared pan. Cover with a layer of Snickers Bar slices. Top with remaining chocolate mixture and spread evenly. Let stand at room temperature to cool. Lift out of pan and remove foil. Cut into squares of desired size. Makes about 7 dozen pieces, depending on cut size.
Good way to use up any left over chocolate candy from Halloween.
Snickers bars in the fudge? Brilliant!
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