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Never-Fail Christmas Fudge

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Even if you’ve never made candy before in your life, give this easy fudge recipe a try. True to its name (thanks to the presence of marshmallows), it won’t seize, crumble, or make you tear your hair out. It’s a tasty, homemade treat that’s perfect for Christmastime! This is the perfect addition to cookie platters and dessert trays (and it will quickly become a beloved holiday tradition).

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2 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
12 marshmallows (not minis)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Grease or line an 8x8-inch pan with nonstick foil. Set aside.
  2. In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, milk, marshmallows, butter, and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is bubbling.
  3. Boil and stir for 5 minutes; remove from the heat. Stir in the chocolate chips until completely melted. Add the walnuts and vanilla.
  4. Spread into the prepared pan and cool in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours before cutting.
  5. bStore in an airtight container in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
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