I’m taking a break from politics to enjoy the season with family and decorations and cookie baking and candy making and everything else that goes with the holidays. Today I made the first batch of fudge and thought I’d share it for anyone who wants to make their own. It’s one of the easiest of the candies I make. The recipe was passed along to me by a dear, dear friend many years ago and, though she is no longer with us, I think of her when making this fudge every Christmas.
Here’s what you’ll need: 3 12-ounce packages chocolate chips; 1/2 pound butter, softened (2 sticks); 3 Tablespoons vanilla; 4 1/2 cups sugar; 1 13-oz can evaporated milk. The complete recipe is at the end of this post. Here are step-by-step photos from today.