I don't remember where I got this recipe but it really does make the BEST FUDGE EVER!
Best Fudge Recipe
1-1/2 cup sugar ($.24)
2/3 cups (5 oz can) evaporated milk ($.27)
2 Tbsp butter ($.18)
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups mini marshmallows or 20 regular size marshmallows ($.19 Clearance at CVS a few weeks ago)
1-3/4 cup milk chocolate chips (11.5 oz bag) ($.50)
1 tsp vanilla extract ($.35)
Line an 8"x8" square baking pan with foil. Combine sugar, milk, butter and salt in medium heavy duty saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir constantly for 4 minutes.
Remove from the heat, stir in marshmallows, chocolate chips and vanilla extract. Stir vigorously until chocolate chips and marshmallows have melted.
Pour into lined baking dish and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Lift from pan, remove foil and cut into 1" pieces. (Or if you're like me, you'll cut them into 2" pieces :)
You can make this whole pan of Fudge for $1.73. If you were to buy fudge by the pound, you'd pay around $10-12 per pound. When we go to the mountains, we usually stop by a fudge shop to pick up a 1/4 pound of fudge. Not anymore! I've never done the math before now and I know I won't ever be buying it again! I'll make my own and take it with us or we'll make it while we're staying in a cabin.
Variation: You can add chopped pecans or walnuts when you add the marshmallows and chocolate chips for Chocolate Pecan or Chocolate Walnut Fudge.
These are so rich!
Jenna's Cookie Round Up at the Newlyweds Blog