See’s Fudge

Handwritten recipes for “See’s” Fudge have been circulating for years amongst friends and families and reprinted in numerous newspapers’ holiday food sections. The story goes that this recipe was given to Amy DeVore by Emma Julian, circa 1930, and is rumored to be the original recipe for the fudge produced by the See’s Candy Company, Los Angeles. Emma allegedly worked for See’s and later owned her own candy store. Whether the story is true or not, this recipe makes a delectable, creamy, fool-proof fudge.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup butter
6 oz. package semisweet chocolate pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sugar
6 oz. evaporated milk
10 large marshmallows
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts are traditional)

METHOD:

Combine butter, chocolate pieces and vanilla in a heat-proof mixing bowl. Set aside.

Combine sugar, evaporated milk and marshmallows in medium heavy bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low and cook 6 minutes stirring constantly.

Pour hot mixture over ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer until fudge is thick and dull (this doesn’t take long).

Stir in nuts (we like walnuts). Pour into lightly buttered 8 inch square baking pan. Refrigerate several hours to firm.

Makes about 36 squares.

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