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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Holiday Recipe Party

Karen from Sew Many Ways is hosting a recipe sharing party. Visit her to see all the great holiday recipes that everyone is posting.

The recipe I am sharing is called Mrs. Fields' Fudge although I don't think it has any affiliation with Mrs. Fields. I got it from a friend via the internet over 10 years ago, and I make it every holiday season. It is super easy and VERY yummy!

For your holiday enjoyment, may I present:

Mrs. Fields Fudge

2 cups sugar
6 ounces heavy cream
1/2 stick of unsalted butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 tsp vanilla
6 ounces of whipped cream cheese
1/2 cup of nuts (optional)

In saucepan on medium heat, mix sugar, butter and cream. Stir constantly. Watch for first bubbles to appear, then cook for 8 minutes, constantly stirring.
Remove from heat and immediately add all chips and cream cheese. Blend well.
When slightly cool add vanilla and nuts.

Pour into 9x13" pan lined with wax paper; spread out to fill pan.
Cover with foil and chill till firm. 
Cut into squares and serve at room temperature. (YUM!)

That is how the recipe was printed.... these are my tips from making it over the years.

I always use Ghiradelli chocolate chips. They are so good even before they are made into fudge :) Any good quality chocolate chip will be yummy if you can't find the Ghiradelli.

I put the chips into my small food processor and chop them coarsely before I add them to the pot. I found they mix in much better this way. Plus when you add the cream cheese the temperature of the mixture does go down a bit so I found that sometimes the chips didn't always melt. Chopping them before hand really makes a difference.

Have everything ready to go before you start cooking. Measure and chop chocolate, measure out cream cheese and have nuts ready too. Once you start stirring you can't be running around the kitchen to get stuff and then it all gets added quickly at the end.

I lift the fudge out of the pan with the wax paper, and then slice it into squares with a big pizza cutter. Makes perfect little squares.

I hope you all enjoy this fudge as much as my family does. It really is the best. :)

Happy Holidays!



  1. Oh, my...I think I gained weight reading this recipe and looking at the fudge photos!

  2. Happy Holidays, Sheila! I think I gained weight reading it too :-) But thanks for the recipe. Our neighbor makes fudge every year but says he lost his favorite recipe...maybe this will be his new one. I'm writing it down for him. I'm so helpful :-)

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this. My husband is a fudge fanatic!! I think my To Do list for baking is growing by the minute!!
    Take care,

  4. I don't often make fudge, but I might need to try this recipe!


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