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Old 12-19-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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LP's Mom's Easy Fudge

I pulled out this recipe for Kades and thought I would post it in case anyone else is interested in a TNT no fail fudge recipe.

This is a fudge I grew up on. It is fast, easy and stays firm. I have tried both butterscotch and vanilla (not instant) puddings. I have left the raisins and nuts out, used all nuts, changed it up with candied cherries, cranberries, whatever you want.

Easy Fudge
1 package Jell-O Chocolate pudding mix (not instant)
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup raisins

Combine pudding, margarine and milk. Bring to a boil and boil 1 minute stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in sugar, blending well. Add nuts and raisins and pour into a greased 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 (loaf) pan. Cool and when set cut into squares.

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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I pulled out this recipe for Kades and thought I would post it in case anyone else is interested in a TNT no fail fudge recipe.

This is a fudge I grew up on. It is fast, easy and stays firm. I have tried both butterscotch and vanilla (not instant) puddings. I have left the raisins and nuts out, used all nuts, changed it up with candied cherries, cranberries, whatever you want.

Easy Fudge
1 package Jell-O Chocolate pudding mix (not instant)
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup raisins

Combine pudding, margarine and milk. Bring to a boil and boil 1 minute stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in sugar, blending well. Add nuts and raisins and pour into a greased 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 (loaf) pan. Cool and when set cut into squares.
To clarify...Laurie, is icing sugar the same as powdered/confectioner's sugar?
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #3
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To clarify...Laurie, is icing sugar the same as powdered/confectioner's sugar?
Yes, Katie, it is. I guess icing sugar is a Canadian term. Our bags even call it that!
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I was just getting ready to Google icing sugar
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I just checked the pantry! I DO have a box of cook & serve chocolate pudding!!! I'm making fudge tonight! Thanks so much!
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Hmmm, sounds interesting. I don't like some of the ingredients in Jello pudding. I wonder if it could be done with homemade, cornstarch pudding. At some point in the not-to-distant future, I will be experimenting. I told Stirling not to let me experiment today. I have far too much to do to get ready for two dinner parties.
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Hmmm, sounds interesting. I don't like some of the ingredients in Jello pudding. I wonder if it could be done with homemade, cornstarch pudding. At some point in the not-to-distant future, I will be experimenting. I told Stirling not to let me experiment today. I have far too much to do to get ready for two dinner parties.
This recipe is probably as old as I am and probably came from Jello itself. I don't use pudding mixes myself anymore, but if I make this fudge I do. I am not sure what homemade pudding would be like in comparison but would be very interested in the results of your experimenting. If it works I will try it myself....when I am back to eating/working with sugar, etc.

Personally I think the ingredients in the pudding are a little better than marshmallow fluff or sweetened condensed milk . But that is just my (tongue firmly in cheek ) opinion.
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This recipe is probably as old as I am and probably came from Jello itself. I don't use pudding mixes myself anymore, but if I make this fudge I do. I am not sure what homemade pudding would be like in comparison but would be very interested in the results of your experimenting. If it works I will try it myself....when I am back to eating/working with sugar, etc.

Personally I think the ingredients in the pudding are a little better than marshmallow fluff or sweetened condensed milk . But that is just my (tongue firmly in cheek ) opinion.
I don't use marshmallow fluff and I can't remember the last time I bought a marshmallow. I'm not sure what is in sweetened condensed milk, but if it's all food I would use it. I never think to buy it.

It's stuff like polysorbate 60 and artificial flavours that I don't want. I don't mind the sugar and fat when I'm having a sweet goodie.
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Do you think that you could sub unsalted butter for margarine?
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Do you think that you could sub unsalted butter for margarine?
Actually, Pac, I think that is what I used last time I made it a couple of years ago for my Dad. I don't bake with margarine and I just typed the recipe as it was without thinking. If anything, it would make it set a little harder than margarine.
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LP's Mom's Easy Fudge I pulled out this recipe for Kades and thought I would post it in case anyone else is interested in a TNT no fail fudge recipe. This is a fudge I grew up on. It is fast, easy and stays firm. I have tried both butterscotch and vanilla (not instant) puddings. I have left the raisins and nuts out, used all nuts, changed it up with candied cherries, cranberries, whatever you want. [B]Easy Fudge[/B] 1 package Jell-O Chocolate pudding mix (not instant) 1/4 cup margarine 1/4 cup milk 1 1/2 cups icing sugar 1/4 cup chopped nuts 1/4 cup raisins Combine pudding, margarine and milk. Bring to a boil and boil 1 minute stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in sugar, blending well. Add nuts and raisins and pour into a greased 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 (loaf) pan. Cool and when set cut into squares. 3 stars 1 reviews
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