Very Best Fudge

fudge

  • 3  cups granulated sugar
  • 1  can (12 fluid ounces) Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4  cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 4  cups miniature marshmallows
  • 4  cups (24 ounces) or two 12-ounce packages Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1  cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • 2   teaspoons vanilla extract

Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan or two 8-inch-square baking pans with foil.

Combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in 4- to 5-quart heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Stir in marshmallows, morsels, nuts and vanilla extract. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted. Pour into prepared pan(s). Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into pieces. Store tightly covered in refrigerator. 

You can find even more giftable goodie recipes at www.VeryBestBaking.com.

52 Easy School Lunch Ideas

52 Easy School Lunch Ideas

Get kids excited about taking lunch to school by offering plenty of variety. Tailor this list of 52 lunchbox ideas to your child’s preferences. Discover her favorites and plan them once a week. Co . . .

Read more

6 Grab-and-Go Breakfasts for Hurried School Mornings

6 Grab-and-Go Breakfasts for Hurried School Mornings

Despite the fact that we have a solid morning routine, sometimes we get sidetracked and don’t have time to eat breakfast at home. Eating breakfast in the car isn't ideal, but it’s better than sk . . .

Read more

Confessions of a Weekday Vegan

Confessions of a Weekday Vegan

A semi-vegan approach for healthy kids and a healthy planet Scroll down for a list of kid-friendly vegan meal ideas. For the third time in my adult life, I’ve rewritten my weekly shopping list t . . .

Read more

Rock Your Next Lemonade Stand with Strawberry Lemonade

Rock Your Next Lemonade Stand with Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry LemonadeFresh summer strawberries provide a refreshing twist when making pink lemonade. Kids will love to serve this delicious recipe at their next lemonade stand!Makes 2 quarts (8 cups)I . . .

Read more

21 Ways to Make S'mores

21 Ways to Make S'mores

I understand that for some, messing with traditional s'mores is downright wrong. But if it's the taste of s'mores that you crave, you're probably open to venturing outside the box (or in this case, th . . .

Read more

10 Easy & Nutritious Afterschool Snacks

10 Easy & Nutritious Afterschool Snacks

My daughter eats lunch at school at 10:30 in the morning. Afternoon snacks are not given. She’s starving by the time she gets home from school at 4:00, but the rest of the family isn’t home and . . .

Read more

Summertime Watermelon Popsicles

Summertime Watermelon Popsicles

Ah, summer—time to pull out the popsicle maker and homemade popsicle recipes! Kids will love these delicious, refreshing watermelon popsicles. Ingredients 3½ cups cubed seedless watermelon 5 . . .

Read more

San Diego Restaurants with Kid-Friendly Play Space

San Diego Restaurants with Kid-Friendly Play Space

Hey, foodie parents. Skip the dollar menu this weekend. These local restaurants feature real chefs, great food and play spaces for kids. Officine Buona Forchetta2816 Sims Rd., Liberty StationNew to L . . .

Read more

Garlic Chicken Panini

Garlic Chicken Panini

Garlic Chicken PaniniFrom San Diego's own "Panini Mom," Kathy StrahsLearn how to make her famous Strawberry, Banana and Nutella Panini, as featured in our June 2012 issue. When I was growing up in th . . .

Read more

Mexican Lettuce Cups

Mexican Lettuce Cups

Perfect on days you want a lower-carb alternative to a sandwich. Let’s face it—on most sandwiches the filling is the star, so using a lettuce leaf in place of bread makes sense. Find more health . . .

Read more

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Watermelon Carving

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Watermelon Carving

Nothing says summer like eating delicious, ripe watermelon. This watermelon carving is perfect for a summer birthday party or to pair with summer reading activities! Here’s how to cut a watermelon . . .

Read more

Strawberry Coconut Drink

Strawberry Coconut Drink

Strawberry recipe lovers! This refreshing strawberry drink is perfect for sipping on a sunny day. Ingredients4 cups hulled California strawberries, frozen
1½ cups coconut water
1/3 cup orange . . .

Read more

San Diego Family Magazine Logo

Be Family Informed – Sign up for our Newsletters below!