Way, way back when I was in elementary school my mother was head of the candy corps for the Mother's Club bazaar that was held every November. She inherited this recipe from an old fashioned soda shop that also made its' own candy called Elliott's in Petaluma that has been closed for about 50 something years. It is a decadent gift for occasions when you want to be remembered sweetly, like Holidays and birthdays. —dymnyno
2 1/2 pounds
2 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup butter
12 oz bittersweet chocolate pieces or chips (I used Guittard)
6 ounces mini marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups roughly chopped walnuts
In This Recipe
In a large pot add the sugar, sweetened condensed milk, water and butter. Stir until the mixture boils and makes a soft ball when dropped in a glass of water. (this happens rather quickly!)
Remove from the heat and add the vanilla.
Quickly beat the chocolate and the marshmallows into the mixture until they have dissolved completely. Then add the walnuts and mix thoroughly .
Spread the mixture on a slab of marble or a baking sheet and let it cool.
After the fudge is completely cooled, cut it into whatever size pieces that you want.