I got this recipe from Emma before I got married. One Christmas when Allan was on his mission, I went to Emma's house to make candy. We made all kinds of things. I took a big platter of it to Allan's family for Christmas. I don't remember what else we made. But they were all duly impressed, and consequently allowed me to marry into the family.
We made this fudge and molded it into hearts and dipped it in chocolate for Charis's wedding and for Valentines day. We are going to try Christmas Trees this year. If it works, I'll post a picture of them later.
When we had our neighborhood candy making class a few years ago, we experimented adding different things to the fudge after it had cooled slightly.
1 large can evaporated milk
3 12 oz. packages chocolate chips
1/2 lb. margarine
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 8 oz. jar marshmallow cream
1 t. vanilla
chopped nuts (optional)
Combine all ingredients, except milk and sugar in a bowl and set aside. Mix milk and sugar in a sauce pan. Cook for 7 minutes at a full rolling boil. Pour over other ingredients and stir until smooth. Pour into a 9x13 pan. Refrigerate until firm.
Add in other ingredients after fudge has cooled to room temperature if desired.
Orange melts (chopped or slightly melted)
Mint Melt (chopped or slightly melted)
Skor toffee bits
White chocolate chips
Chopped Peanut Butter cups
Crushed Candy Canes