Are you looking for a good Christmas Fudge recipe? Look no further! Be prepared for amazing yumminess!
When I thought of my favorite family recipes and which one I wanted to share I knew immediately I wanted to share with you my Mema’s fudge. My mom makes it every year and I do also. My aunts and uncles and old family friends all agree it is the best fudge.
Every year a friend or two will attempt to persuade me to try their recipe with marshmallow cream made in the microwave. Every year I smile and decline. I love the whole process of candy-making — waiting for the perfect humidity, watching the thermometer reach just the right temperature, beating the shiny liquid until it turns into the creamy, rich goodness that is my Mema’s fudge. And that’s the only kind of Christmas fudge I want to make.
My daughter and I make the third and fourth generations of females to carefully measure the sugar and Hershey’s cocoa. There’s something captivating about knowing my grandmother measured these same ingredients into her heavy pan and stood by her stand mixer waiting for the shine to fade from the hot fudge.
My grandmother passed away just after my tenth birthday. My sweet daughter never knew this beautiful woman who drank Coca Cola from bottles and made the very best tuna fish sandwiches. So we make Christmas Fudge and talk about family and remember those who’ve passed before us. And the memories become as familiar as the first taste of fudge each year — rich and sweet.
How do you remember friends and family who have passed during the holiday season?
3 cups of sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups milk
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, and salt. Stir in milk. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly to a full boil. Boil without stirring to soft ball stage. Remove pan from heat. Add butter and vanilla. Beat until thick but not shiny. Spread fudge into wax paper-lined cookie sheet and let cook. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.
Enjoy this recipe and send me a picture of your family enjoying Mema’s Christmas Fudge!
Teri Lynne is a word-loving, idea slinging, encourager of rest, focus, and embracing life’s seasons. Her priorities include good coffee, excellent books, and lingering conversations. She is the author of several books including Praying for Girls.
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