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PLEASE TO BE SEEING ICON. I hereby declare the coffee/chocolate fudge experiment a success!!

Note: this is based off the OLD Fantasy Fudge recipe on the back of Kraft's Jet-Puffed marshmallow creme. They changed the original recipe a few years back, and I have to say THUMBS DOWN. I've made this recipe for almost two decades (my mom made it when I was little, too) and I've never had it fail. Didn't matter if I was at a high altitude, a rainy/dry/hot/wet day, nothing. It always worked. *beams*  And the new modification seems to be FANTASTIC-O.  *licks spoon*

Coffee Chocolate Fudge with Nuts

2 sticks of butter (*see note)
3 C sugar
1 5oz. can of evaporated milk - roughly 2/3 cup if you have a large container  (I interchange fat free and regular with no problems)

Melt the above three ingredients in heavy-bottomed pan together, stirring often until it reaches a ROLLING BOIL.* (see note) Set timer for 5 minutes and continue to stir boiling mix until time is up, then move pan off heat source.

Mix in:

1 jar of marshmallow* creme
1 1/2 C good quality chocolate chips (I'm a fan of Ghiradelli, myself)
1/2 C Cappuccino Chips (mine came from Guittard)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C pecans or hazelnuts or walnuts

When mixed, pour into 9x13 inch baking dish (not greased) and let set. After a minimum of an hour, cut into squares and store/devour.

* use the best quality butter you can find. Butter is the KEY to proper candy like this. DO NOT USE MARGARINE, zomg!
* a rolling boil means the WHOLE SURFACE is covered in large bubbles. Stirring keeps it from spilling over. If it's just bubbling at the edge, it's not reached the rolling boil stage, so don't set your timer yet. (It's all very scientific with chrystalization, etc. *adjusts glasses*)
* it's spelled MARSHMALLOW. With an a. Because it was originally made from MALLOW ROOT. Marsh mellow is a frog that's high and listening to Joni Mitchell.




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Dec. 5th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
That is a HYSTERICAL icon.

Dec. 5th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA!! Isn't that hilarious? Poor kitty! I made it from a pic I found on the web. It's from a cat in a CAT SHOW.
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
Oh man, poor kitty. Owner obviously on drugs cat should be taking.
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
Kitty is hypnotizing the judge to declare heem the WEEENER!

*cat paw wave* Thees is the cat you've been looking for. *cat paw wave* You want to geeve me the reebon. Or I keel you all.
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:14 pm (UTC)
Now I want to put a little turban oh heeem. I know that's not very Jedi, but doesn't he look like he should be wearing a turban? Maybe a nice emerald or lurid purple?

Also, have you SEEN the pictures of the new Bond? OMG, that is one. fine. man. ::pants::
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)

Or maybe, "CHRISTINA! Didn't I say NO. MORE. WIRE. HANGERS???"
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
OMG!!! I totally get this!
::insert Joan Collins joke here::

Although the shoulder pads would be funny.

(Seriously, can you imagine how your head would ITCH in one of those things. It mades me shudder to contemplate. )

Dec. 5th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
*hands poor kitty Jedi lightsaber*
OMG, indeed!
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC)
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
HEEE!!! Kittehs. Oh, how I love theem. Also, I haven't seen Casino Royale yet, for I am seriously movie deprived with Mr. S traveling all the time. Netflix is my beeeeeeeeest friend lately. :(
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
I've forgotten my netflix password, and somehow am not getting the email telling me my hint and stuff, so I'm totally all tied up with that. ::sigh::

I've been spending waaaay too much money getting Scrubs episodes on iTunes.
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
I read your recipe and now I've three pounds heavier. But happier.
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC)
DUDE. I have an entire pan cooling on my stove top - I anticipate a weight gain overnight. Don't even think I didn't lick every square micrometer on that spoon, YUM.
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
Ahahahahaha icon! And candy yay, but icon! Heeeeeeeeee.
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC)
Hahaha - I've just realized how many cat icons I have... And how that makes me a quasi-crazy-cat-lady.

*wears house coat forever* :D
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
Hee. I have four?, I think. I should have more. *goes hunting*

Aww! kitten!

(Also? I'm sure that icon would be hypnotic under the best of circumstances, but especially so when you're stoned on cold meds. *stares and stares*)
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC)
Heeeee!! I love the base your icon is from. Sleepy kitteh, oh meh ged.

Are you sick?? *bundles you up and makes you fudge soup* Poor baby. Feel better soon!
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Yay! fudge soup! :D And yeah, with the plague; bamillionth verse, same as the first. I think I might as well just put myself on the international market as Amy's House of Germ Warfare and make millions. Viva capitalism!

Thanks for the feel better wishes. :)
Dec. 5th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
I've heard very good things about Cold MD (think Airborne, but on steroids) for fighting colds and preventing future colds?

Here's to a warm and restful night's sleep so tomorrow is a brighter day! :* <-- not afraid of germs!
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)
Can I come eat at your house? ::wipes off drool::
Dec. 5th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)
ZOMG, come on.

Last night's chicken breast/cream of mushroom soup with rice over buttermilk biscuits is getting a redux tonight. I'll set out a plate for ya.
Dec. 5th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
Mmm. Or, you know, you could bring the fudge over here - we're having pan-fried steak, mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, and zucchini & onions sauted in butter. Mmmm. Now if I just had a tiny smidge of coffee-flavored fudge...
Dec. 5th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
*loadin' up the truck and I'll move to Beverly Florida*

GLAH. so. grood.
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
Wow, sounds yummeh! Are some of the chips still whole, or did they pretty much melt on contact?
Dec. 5th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
No, they have to melt and be blended completely. Then again, the mix is about 350 degrees when you pull it off the heat, so they won't last long. :)

(Unless you're asking about the chips pre-cooking? They're bagged chips, whole, if that's the case.)

*sends you a BUSHEL BASKET FULL* :*
Dec. 5th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, no, I assumed they were chips in chip form when you added them. :)

Still. Yummeh!
Dec. 5th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, S-M-R-T, Stoney!! *adjusts glasses*

And SO YUMMY. Dear lord, I'm going into sugar shock just LOOKING at them. I need to bust out my holiday Tupperware to store them immediately. (Otherwise, they'll sit out and I'll think they look lonely, and what with this party in my mouth...)

Dec. 5th, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
Poor kitty! Must be in a wind tunnel. Of DOOM!

Had to go get more napkins to wipe up drool. People are looking at me funny. Would that his was unusual, but hey.

I am, of course, now suffering from an enormous chocolate craving, curse you!

Enjoy that fudge--more devouring, less storing!
Dec. 5th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! The base pic is a cat being held up for judging in a cat show. Because if there's one thing cats love, it's a CAT SHOW. o_0

i hereby decree that you make this fudge, store some (it keeps for a long time in an air-tight container) and bring the rest to work. By afternoon you'll have them all in a sugar coma and the WORLD WILL BE YOURS!! Muah ah ah!
Dec. 5th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
Kitteeeeeeeee. Small fluffy animals are so cute when they're distressed. And congrats on your new doggie, she sounds like a sweetheart.

Arrgggggghhlllll *drool*. Must make fudge NOW.
Dec. 5th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
Wheee! I kiss Sally on the nose for you. *tail thump*

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Dec. 5th, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
See, I just have NO IDEA why the fudge isn't working for you! I would wonder if you're letting it boil long enough? Harumph! I want a perfect turn out for you! :(

Orange balls? What're them thangs? In other news, I ALWAYS host Christmas dinner because I'm the one with kids, and I'm the one willing to cook, usually. MIL is now wanting to have a Christmas dinner the DAY BEFORE. And exchange gifts, but not open them. And she's coming over on Christmas Day.

Dec. 6th, 2006 02:12 am (UTC)
I can't wait for 3-D internet so you can hand out samples! Mmmm, fudge.
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:20 am (UTC)
Oh Em Gee. That icon is hilarious. I am making that fudge. I kinda drooled a bit reading the recipe. Mmmm....HAZELNUTS. They give me joy joy joy joy down in my heart.
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