Grandma’s Fudge Recipe and {Kitchen Aid Giveaway}

I love the holidays for many reasons.  But I think the most compelling reason is the time we are able to spend with my family and friends making memories.  On a typical holiday, my family tends to gather together in the kitchen sharing our favorite memories and enjoying our favorite family recipes.

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Christmas would not be the same without my Grandma’s Famous Fudge recipe.  My mom makes it every year and pulls it out for us to share on Christmas Eve.  It reminds me of my Grandmother and my childhood Christmases.  Do you have memories and recipes that have been in your family for generations?

Mom

Want to know how to make Grandma’s Fudge? You won’t regret it…but your hips may! {Isn’t my Grandma, holding my mother, the cutest?} Here is the recipe:

Grandma’s Fudge Recipe and {Kitchen Aid Giveaway}

Grandma’s Fudge Recipe and {Kitchen Aid Giveaway}

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 (12 oz.) can unsweetened evaporated milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 (7 oz.) bottles Marshmallow Creme
  • 2 1/2 (4.4 oz.) Hershey Bars (without nuts)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan.
  2. Stir in sugar, evaporated milk and salt.
  3. Boil on med. high heat for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.
  4. After 5 minutes, remove pan from heat..
  5. Immediately stir in the rest of the ingredients.
  6. Continue stirring until the fudge becomes really hard to stir and is beginning to set.
  7. This may take several minutes.
  8. Spread into greased 9x13 inch pan.
  9. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  10. Store in an air tight container.
http://www.theidearoom.net/2012/12/grandmas-fudge-recipe-and-kitchen-aid-giveaway.html

Today, I am teaming up with Just Ask! and Today’s Momma and we are giving away:

1 Kitchen Aid 5-qt. Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

In addition, Just Ask! is getting the word out about Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.  They are encouraging us women to just ask our family members about their health history as we are gathered together this year during the holidays.  This is actually something that hits close to home for me as I have a paternal grandmother and paternal aunt who are both Ovarian Cancer Survivors.  Just knowing this information gives me motivation to keep up on my annual health checks.  You can take this quick and simple quiz to see if you have an elevated hereditary risk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer.

There are several ways to enter and earn more entries for increasing your chances of winning this Kitchen Aid Mixer…

*You must enter the contest by completing the steps on The Idea Room Facebook Tab (liking our Facebook page, signing up with your email, sharing the giveaway on your Facebook page, liking Just Ask, and taking the quiz.)

**Giveaway ends 12/13/2012 at 11:59 MST. The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified via email on 12/14/2012. The winner must respond by 12/15/2012  so the mixer can be shipped out before Christmas.

You might also want to check out Today’sMama for 10 more chances to win a KitchenAid (part of the blog tour) and to enter to win the Grand Prize!

The Grand Prize (enter over at Today’sMama):

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1 KitchenAid 5-Qt Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand mixer

4-pack of Kindle devices for the family – 2 Kindle Fire HD + 2 Kindle Paperwhites

$100 Amazon GIft Card

$50 Gift Card from Skip To My Lou’s “Sweet” Shop

17-piece KitchenAid Tool & Gadget Set

12-piece Wusthof Gourmet Knift Set with block

4 personalized aprons for family-time in the kitchen

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post on behalf of Just Ask! and Today’s Momma.  However all statements and opinions are my own.  You must be 18 years of age to enter.  Giveaway ends December 13, 2012 at 11:59 MST. The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified via email on December 14, 2012. The winner must respond by December 15, 2012 so the mixer can be shipped out before Christmas.

Comments

  1. Crystal says

    My grandma makes a delicious candy called Penuche. She rolls it into balls and puts a pecan on top. She also rolls it into logs, dips it in caramel and rolls it in pecans. It’s heavenly and Christmas isn’t Christmas without it.

  2. stacie rupp says

    just curious. have you been tested for BRCA gene mutation? do you know about it? i have BRCA 1, and am always interested in talking with other women who do. i am planning to have a preventative ovary removal because my chances of getting ovarian cancer are about 67%. many of my aunts have done this. they have also had preventative mastectomies, at young ages, since our breast cancer risk is about 85%. i will probably do this, too. i’d love to talk to you about this if you want more info. i live in centerville, and we’ve actually met before. thanks for bringing this topic up!

    • says

      It is funny you mentioned this. I actually had my appointment to get the blood test for CA 125 for a couple of months now and my appointment was YESTERDAY! Isn’t that timing ironic? I thought so. Waiting to hear the results. I imagine since I am finished having children that I too would have them removed if my risk comes up to be high. I am also going in tomorrow for a pelvic ultrasound as an extra precaution. I would be happy to talk to you anytime fellow Centervillite!

    • says

      Oh…Tarts!! So true Loretta. Someday our families will want to have pictures of us to treasure…or at least we can hope ;)

    • says

      I do have good genes! Thanks for the fun comment Mom! Glad to see you are still reading ;) Let’s go to lunch! xo

  3. Emily Williamson says

    I SO entered this giveaway. I’d love to have one of these. I’ve wanted one forever, but now my hubby and i just bought our first home (bye bye rental) and I need one of these for my snazzy new kitchen. Keeping my fingers crossed that I win! ( =
    Thanks for sharing the fudge recipe too. Yum. Now.. if only most of my baking tools werent packed away. UGh. Anyone know that 2 ingredient recipe for the microwave fudge? no, really. ( =

  4. Amy Frene says

    I hope this is where I sign up my email. If not, then it was not apparent of where to sign up for the email.

  5. Erin Schmidt says

    SO glad I got caught up on my blog reading this morning! Otherwise I might have missed this AMAZING giveaway!!! This mixer has been on my wish list for years! I have burnt out many spatulas and hand mixers in the last few years…needless to say, all my entries are in! Can’t wait to see who wins :)

  6. Melissa Gonnerman says

    Fudge is one of my favorite holiday goodies. I haven’t made it myself ever but if I win this mixer, I can guarantee I will master any fudge recipe put in front of me! :) So happy Erin Schmidt entered or else I never would have known about this!

  7. says

    How, incredibly cute the photographs are ! I’ve never made fudge before, but I’m tempted to , it looks so creamy!

    Warm wishes and prayers for a lovely holiday,
    elise

  8. Tara says

    Oh great, now I have to go make fudge. Why do you do this to me. By the way, you look a lot like mom in that first picture.

  9. Carolyn G says

    Yikes!!

    Based on your answers, you may have an increased risk of having the following hereditary cancer syndromes:

    Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC)

    I am so keeping an eye out for this!

  10. Maria Hughes says

    Can’t wait to try this fudge recipe…..looks so good! Also, enter the KitchenAid Giveaway at The Idea Room FB page! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  11. Linda says

    I hope your tests turn out good and you can have the surgery. My daughter has a friend with ovarian cancer now. It was inherited from her dads side of the family. She is on;y 47 and has had surgery and has had her first chemo treatment. I have been praying for her. The chemo has not made her sick. She only wants a few things to eat.

  12. says

    Wonderful photos! I used to make my grandma’s Dodie’s fudge every year too!! Your grandma’s recipe is interesting. I am tempted to try. I always use marshmallow (not the creme) and the Hershey bars! Wow…yum!
    Karen

  13. Lily Julow says

    Candy had no place on my Russian mother’s table. It was always fruit in season, which made for an eye-popping reaction when I had my first bite of chocolate fudge. I have a collection of fudge recipes (Mamie Eisenhower, anybody?) but this one sounds too good to stash and forget. It will be on our holiday table this year for sure, along with a bowl of fresh fruit in season.

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