Saturday, June 21, 2008

What lurks in the back of the cabinet....

The other day I found a bag of butterscotch chips sitting in the back of my cabinet. I'm pretty good at knowing what I do and do not have in my cabinets, freezer, fridge, and pantry but every once in awhile I get a surprise.

I decided I wanted to make use of them before I forgot about them once again. I went right to Nestle's baking site - verybestbaking.com - since you can search for recipes by product. I found a recipe for CARNATION Famous Fudge. The original recipe is for chocolate fudge but they also offere peanut butter and butterscotch substitutes. Since I haven't made fudge in ages, I chose to go this route over a cookie of some sort.

This recipe came out pretty good, and it was so easy. My fudge pieces are a little thin because I used a 9x9 pan by accident - oops! Oh well! As you can also see I cut it in various sized pieces for easier snacking!


CARNATION Famous Fudge
(from verybestbaking.com)

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Line 8-inch-square baking pan with foil.

Combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Stire in marshmallows, morsels, nuts and vanilla extract. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted. Pour into prepared baking pan; refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into 48 pieces.

FOR MILK CHOCOLATE FUDGE:
SUBSTITUTE 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels for Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels.

FOR BUTTERSCOTCH FUDGE:
SUBSTITUTE 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels for Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels.

FOR PEANUTTY CHOCOLATE FUDGE:
SUBSTITUTE 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels for Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels and 1/2 cup chopped peanuts for pecans or walnuts.

3 comments:

That Girl said...

I'd like to line these up with my Hersheys famous Fudge and see which one comes out on top.

Cooking and the City said...

Yum Robin, I shouldn't but I'd love some of that right now :-)

Jerri said...

i love fudge, especially peanut butter flavored. thanks for posting the recipe for all these flavors.