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January 18, 2012

Courtney Caughey: Fudge recipe will have you feeling like a million

NEW CASTLE — In 1955, the Women's National Press Club of Washington, D.C., released a collection of recipes called, "Who Says We Can't Cook!"

Perhaps the most sought-after recipe of the time appeared in this collection — Mamie Eisenhower's Million Dollar Fudge.

My grandmother shared the recipe with me just this week, so allow me to share it with you.

 

Million Dollar Fudge

  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 oz. German sweet chocolate
  • 2 cups marshmallow cream
  • 2 cups chopped nuts

 

Preparation ...

  1. Combine sugar, salt, butter and evaporated milk in a saucepan. Boil for six minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Combine chocolate chips, chocolate, marshmallow cream and nuts in a heat-proof bowl.
  3. Pour hot syrup from step 1 over the ingredients in the bowl and stir until the chocolate is melted.
  4. Pour mixture into a 9"x13" pan. Let stand a few hours before cutting. Store in a container with a tightly-fitted lid.

The recipe yields 70 pieces of fudge. Each serving contains 145 calories, 6 grams fat, 22 grams carbohydrates and 1 gram protein.

Interested in seeing the 1950s cookbook in which the recipe originally appeared? Check out "Who Says We Can't Cook!" at http://www.oldcookbooks.com/product/BCB559191/Who-Says-We-Cant-Cook-Womens-National-Press-Club.html.

 

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