Here’s a fantastic recipe to make as gifts for the holidays! It’s great for coworkers, your kids’ teachers or daycare workers, hair stylists, or anybody else you want to give a holiday gift to without breaking the bank. Each Christmas season I usually make one batch of this with dark chocolate chips, and another batch with white chocolate chips. This makes plenty of fudge for me to give an assortment of white and dark chocolate fudge to various important people in my life!
Yield: about 100 pieces of fudge (each piece being 1×1-inch square)
Time: 25 minutes active plus 2 hours chilling
4 tbsp. butter
4 cups marshmallows
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
3 cups chocolate chips (dark, milk, or white chocolate)
1. Prepare a 9×13-inch pan by lining with parchment paper. Lightly grease the top of the paper with cooking spray.
2. Place butter in a medium saucepan. Melt over medium heat. Stir in cream, sugar, salt, and marshmallows. Melt together over medium heat for about 5-8 minutes, mixing frequently.
3. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips. Mix until smooth.
4. Pour into prepared pan. Top with decorative sprinkles. Refrigerate until firm (2 hours to overnight). Cut into squares, roughly 1-inch by 1-inch.
NOTE: I have tried cutting the heavy cream out of this recipe by substituting it with various different ingredients, including fat-free half and half. Sadly, without the heavy cream, the fudge simply won’t set. It stays really soft and melty and will not hold its shape. This is one of those recipes where you just need to use the heavy cream.