It’s a Marshmallow (Fudge) World in the Winter

It seems every holiday season there is a different song I favor, and this year it’s Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra’s cover of the 1949 classic “Marshmallow World.” There are many great versions of this song, but the one below is by far my favorite.

After hearing Marshmallow World approximately one hundred times this past week, I started to have strong cravings for a marshmallowy treat. I found so many recipes I want to try, but today is Wednesday. Thursday is my weekly food shopping day, so the pickings are always slim by Wednesday. Sure, I could just run to the store three miles away and buy what I need for whatever recipe strikes my fancy, but where’s the sport in that? I’d rather make due with what’s on hand. More often than not, I am determined to wait until Thursday to do my shopping — it’s an odd mixture of laziness, discipline and stubbornness.

Lucky for me, the folks at Real Simple have the perfect three ingredient recipe for marshmallow fudge: semi-sweet chocolate chips, one can of sweetened condensed milk, and mini-marshmallows. I added a teaspoon of vanilla because I wanted to put my own stamp on it, but you don’t need to. These sit for about twelve hours in the refrigerator to set, but I had to sneak a piece or two right away for a picture and quality endorsement. I know my expectations were low, but I am really impressed with how delicious these are. In fact, I may need to hide them from plain sight for my own good — and pick another holiday song for 2012.

Marshmallow Fudge from Real Simple:

12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 14-ounce cans sweetened condensed milk
1½ cups miniature marshmallows

Heat the milk and pour over the chocolate; stir until melted. Stir in the marshmallows. Pour into a parchment-lined 8-inch square baking pan and refrigerate until firm, at least 12 hours. Cut into 36 squares.

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