Long time, No Blog


Hello to all! It has been a very long time since I have blogged! Things here in Tennessee are going fine, although busy! I spent the entire month of December and most of February making fudge to raise money for the STAR Center. The fudge seems to be a very popular item, as well as a great gift to give or to receive. We raised about $15,000 with 2 fudge sales (one for Christmas and one for Valentine's Day). With each fundraiser, we included the option to have the fudge delivered to a person's home or place of business, and I recruited volunteers to help with delivery. For anyone who is interested, here is the recipe:

Heat 2/3 cup evaporated milk, 1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine, and 3 cups sugar over medium high heat, stirring constantly.

As the mixture begins to boil, set a timer for 4 minutes. After your 4 minutes is up, remove the mixture from heat. Stir in 2 cups chocolate chips until well mixed. Add 1 jar marshmallow cream and 1 tsp. vanilla, and stir until well blended (You have to work pretty fast because the fudge sets up quickly).

After all ingredients are mixed together well, pour the fudge into mold of your choice. If using small molds, the silicone ones work best. We made star-shaped for Christmas and heart-shaped for Valentine's Day. Instead of using small molds, you can also pour the fudge into a 13 x 9 inch pan and cut it into smaller pieces. After the fudge is completely set, remove from the molds and enjoy!

For another flavor variation, we made peanut butter fudge the same way but with peanut butter chips instead of chocolate. We also made white chocolate raspberry with white chocolate chips and raspberry flavoring in place of the vanilla.


Comment from Laura Hanley on March 9, 2007 - 1:40pm

Wow, what an awesome sounding recipe...I'll have to try it, for sure.  Thanks for sharing!  That's awesome that you were able to use fudge as a successful fundraiser for your org.  How creative!