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 - - 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

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.

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

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

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.


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.