*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       Vanilla Fudge with variations
 
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 Serving Size  : 0    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fudge
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2 1/2  cups          sugar
      1/2  cup           butter or margarine
    5      ounces        evaporated milk -- (2/3 cup)
    7      ounces        marshmallow cream -- (2 cups)
    8      ounces        almond bark -- coarsely chopped
                         - or- vanilla-flavored candy coating
      3/4  cup           chopped walnuts
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
 
 Line 9-inch square or 13x9-inch pan with foil so that foil extends over sides
 of pan; butter foil.  In large saucepan, combine sugar, margarine and milk.
 Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Continue boiling 5 minutes over medium
 heat, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add marshmallow cream and
 almond bark; blend until smooth.  Stir in walnuts and vanilla.  Pour into
 prepared pan.  Cool to room temperature.  Score fudge into 36 or 48
 squares.  Garnish as desired.  Refrigerate until firm.  Remove fudge from pan
 by lifting foil; remove foil from fudge.  Using large knife, cut through
 scored lines.  Store in refrigerator.  About 2 1/2 pounds.
 
 Eggnog Fudge:  Substitute 2/3 cup eggnog for evaporated milk and 1/2 to 1
 teaspoon rum extract for vanilla.
 
 Peanut Butter Fudge:  Decrease almond bark to 6 ounces.  Add 1/2 cup peanut
 butter with marshmallow cream and almond bark.  Substitute 3/4 cup chopped dry
 roasted peanuts for walnuts.
 
 Christmas Fudge:  Substitute 1/2 cup chopped almonds for walnuts and 1/4
 teaspoon almond extract for vanilla.  Stir in 1/2 cup chopped dates and 1/2
 cup chopped red candied cherries with almonds and almond extract.
 
 Peppermint Candy Fudge:  Omit vanilla.  Substitute 1/2 cup finely crushed
 peppermint candy for walnuts and add desired amount of red food coloring.
 
 Pistachio Fudge:  Substitute pistachios for walnuts and add desired amount of
 green food coloring.
 Posted by CookbksNut@aol.com 11/20/97
 
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