Mrs. Eisenhower’s Million Dollar Fudge

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This recipe has been in Carol’s family for so long that our copy of it is written in Carol’s mother’s handwriting.  Per Southern Living magazine, it was first publicized in 1953 shortly after Mamie Eisenhower became first lady.  If German’s sweet chocolate cannot be found, you can substitute milk chocolate chips.

4-1/2 cups sugar

2 Tbs. butter

Pinch salt

12 oz. can evaporated milk

12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

12 oz. German’s sweet chocolate, broken into small pieces

15 oz. marshmallow cream

2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts

Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with aluminum foil.

Put in a large saucepan the sugar, butter, salt and evaporated milk.  Boil the mixture for 6 minutes.

While the mixture is boiling, put the chocolate, marshmallow cream, and nuts in a large bowl.  Pour the boiling syrup over the ingredients in the large bowl.  Mix with a large spoon until the chocolate is melted and everything is well mixed.  Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth into an even layer.  Allow to cool for a few hours before cutting.  Store in an airtight container.


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