In time for Xmas, Million dollar fudge from the 50's

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  1. Irene texas

    Irene texas Well-Known Member

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    This Recipe is almost as old as me, Well not quite as in the 30's the fudge was boiled for a long time and usually came out hard as a brick. But not this one I have had this recipe since the fifties

    Million dollar fudge, I believe it was Mamie Eisenhowers recipe

    4 1/2 cups sugar
    pince of salt
    2 tablespoons butter
    1 tall can of evaporated milk
    Boil this for 6 mins, stirring occasionally

    Put in a big bowl
    12 oz semi sweet chocolate bits
    12 oz German Sweet chocolate
    1 pt marshmallow cream
    2 cups nut meats

    Pour boiled syrup over ingredients in the bowl, Beat until chocolate is all melted and pour in pan. Let stand a few hrs. Before cutting
    This make a great gift for your neighbors or friends at christmas. Providing you don't eat it all first.
    Irene
     
  2. A'sta at Hofstead

    A'sta at Hofstead Turkey Wrangler

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    Is marshmallow cream same as fluff? I am going to make this for my tins!
    Thanks!
     

  3. Elffriend

    Elffriend Well-Known Member

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    Can somebody translate "1 tall can of evaporated milk" into ounces for me? The only size can I know of is about 14-15 oz. Is that the right size?
     
  4. Irene texas

    Irene texas Well-Known Member

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    To answer the question one tall can of evaporated milk is the 14 oz can or 15 oz can, and the marshmallow fluff is the same as Marshmallow creme, I just got back from the store buying the ingredients, Boy German sweet Chocolate has got high in price. I am wondering if we could get buy with two 14 oz bags of chocolate bits and still get the great taste?
     
  5. via media

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    Thanks for the recipe, Irene! It sounds really yummy!

    /VM
     
  6. Jan in CO

    Jan in CO Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Good to see you are still with us, Irene! Thanks for posting the fudge recipe, I think we'll make some tomorrow, and use chocolate chips. I'll let you know if there is any left after we 'test' it! Jan in Co
     
  7. Anita

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    I remember this fudge receipe. It is so much fun to make some of the oldies but goodies. Thanks for reminding me of it. It would make great gifts.

    Anita
     
  8. Cindy in NY

    Cindy in NY Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Irene - what size pan do you use? A 13 x 9 or a cookie sheet with a high edge? Do you grease the pan?
     
  9. RachAnn in NW Okla

    RachAnn in NW Okla Well-Known Member

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    I can gaurantee that if Irene is sharin' a recipe then it is absolutely delicious!!!!!

    thanks a million for the Cow Pattie Cookies you shared years ago....they are hubby's favorites!!!

    Rachel
     
  10. Country Lady

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    Cow Pattie Cookies??? Where's the recipe??? :)
     
  11. RachAnn in NW Okla

    RachAnn in NW Okla Well-Known Member

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    Cow Pattie Cookies recipe is found in thread title "Favorite Winter Treat"

    Enjoy!!!!

    Rachel
     
  12. Pony

    Pony STILL not Alice Supporter

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    I use the chocolate chips for this recipe, and it works fine.

    Every time I try to make fudge "the old-fashioned way" it seizes on me. Then I have a pan full of dry chocolate flakes. Yuck.

    This year, I'm not doing as much cooking or baking. Just gonna do my pumpkin bread in jars, maybe a batch of pfeffernusse or springerle, maybe some pepperkakor.

    Or not. I could wind up eating all those cookies myself!

    Pony!
     
  13. Irene texas

    Irene texas Well-Known Member

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    Grease the pan with a little butter or oil, my pans are beyond old, they are dark in color now. [ over 50 years old] not much sticks to them. I think the cake pan is 6 or maybe 8 by 12 or 14. Just a standard cake pan. and it has high sides.
     
  14. Lizza

    Lizza Well-Known Member Supporter

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    This is definetly the recipe we are using to make our fudge! Thanks for sharing.

    Does anyone know if I can alter the recipe to make peanut butter fudge?
     
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    chicken Well-Known Member

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    This is the recipe my MIL uses too and it is delicious. She used to send it for the holidays and for Valentines. I think I'll make some for our gift bags. Thanks Irene.
     
  16. Josephine

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    OK, for the domestically challenged......does "pt" mean pint? or Part? :)

    Cant wait to try the recipe out..... :p
     
  17. bjba

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    I made 10 pounds of "Million Dollar Fudge" today. Left out the nuts, sadly one grandson is deathly allergic to nuts. I always make this excellent fudge for Christmas, it is much better with Pecans though. I do put two giant Chocolate bars in the mix in addition to the called for chocolate.
     
  18. RachAnn in NW Okla

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    I had saved this thread to make the fudge later.....

    later was right now....I had previously purchased the ingredients and tonight DH asked if I would make it....

    I was getting all of the ingredients together and had the cooking part together in a bowl and was working on the chocolate when I realized that I needed a pint of marshmallow fluff......

    8 oz = 1 cup
    2cups = 1 pint........

    the jar of fluff was only 7 ounces.....sent hubby to the local Jiffy Trip to get another jar....if they have it----

    he just got home.....apparently they didnt have it.....

    Well shucks.... guess this means I use my Christmas present to Food Saver the ingredients that I have already mixed....

    bring on the Food Saver 2420.....I love that thing!

    Rachel
     
  19. Wildwood Flower

    Wildwood Flower Halfway, OR & Wagoner, OK

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    That recipe is really similar to the one my Grandmother made in the 50's too. It will win a prize every time.

    Ours uses chocolate chips and miniature marshmallows, however.

    And it's called "Fabulous Fudge"
     
  20. FairviewFarm

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    An ounce is a weight measurement, a cup or pint is a volume measaurement. One cup of something may or may not weigh 8 oz. For example, a cup of flour weights a little over 4 ounces while a cup of honey weighs about 12 ounces. A check of a volume to weight conversion chart shows 1 cup of marshmallows weighing 3 1/8 ounces. Your 7 oz. of marshmallow fluff may be equal to 2 cups by volume.