As I mentioned in my last post I am counting down the hours to hosting my very first Cooke Swap! One of the perks of the busy Christmas season. It is a fun way to get together for a few hours with friends.
To make it extra special I am making a few different types of fudge. It is a nice change from cookies, is super easy to make and is not something we enjoy that often so is a bit of a treat.
Again, keeping things easy I am using another no fail recipe. Many fudge recipes require a lot of stirring, not so with this one. It takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. The hardest part is letting it cool.
This one is for the coffee lovers in the group! The rich aroma fills the kitchen as you are making it. The touch of chocolate adds just the right amount of sweetness to tone down the bitter instant coffee for an fantastic combination.
2 tablespoons of butter
2/3 cup of evaporated milk
1 2/3 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules
2 cups of minature marshmallows
1 cup of chocolate chips
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts
In a medium sized saucepan combine the butter, milk, sugar, and instant coffee. Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Continue to boil and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the vanilla marsh mallows, chocolate chips and nuts. Stir vigorously for 2 minutes or until all the marshmallows are completely melted. Por into an 8 inch square pan that has been lined with foil and buttered. Chill. Cut into squares.