Thursday, December 22, 2011

Break Time - Christmas Time - Cook Time

Hipolite Fudge

It is finally here...Christmas Break!!!  It is one of my favorite times of the year.  Sarah and Jonathan are both here and in the Christmas cooking mood.  So what are we going to do?  COOK!!!  They are starting with my mother's recipe for Peanut Butter Balls.  It is a family favorite!

I started with Hipolite Fudge ( a recipe from my childhood) and will moving on shortly to White Cranberry Bark with Walnuts.  So what is "Hipolite Fudge" you might ask?   It is a rich chocolate fudge made with marshmallow creme, chocolate, sugar, butter and nuts.  The Hipolite family made candies and confections and their marshmallow creme was called Hipolite.   My mother's recipe card is dark brown and barely legible.  Here it is...hope you enjoy!

Hipolite Fudge

2 sticks of butter
4 1/2 cups of sugar
1 large can of Carnation evaporated milk
1 large jar of Hipolite (of course they don't make this brand anymore...I used Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallow Creme)
3 bags of chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
1 pound of walnuts

Bring butter, sugar and milk to a rolling boil.  Cook for 6 minutes stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and add marshmallow creme, chocolate and nuts.  Pour into buttered pan (9 x 13 glass dish).  Cool completely and cut into squares