Preparation / Directions:
Line 9" square or 13 X 9" pan with foil so that foil extends over sides of pan; butter foil. In large saucepan, combine sugar, margarine and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add marshmallow creme and chocolate chips; blend until smooth. Stir in walnuts and vanilla. Pour into buttered, foil-lined pan. Cool to room temperature. Score fudge into 36-48 squares. Refrigerate until firm. Remove fudge from pan by lifting foil; remove foil from sides of fudge. Using large knife, cut through scored lines. Store in refrigerator. Makes about 3 pounds--36-48 squares.
Variations: Butterscotch Fudge: Prepare fudge as directed for chocolate fudge, substituting one 12 ounce package butterscotch chips for chocolate chips and pecans for walnuts.
Confetti Fudge: Prepare fudge as directed above, substituting 2 cups candy-coated chocolate pieces for walnuts. Stir 1 1/2 cups of the chocolate pieces into fudge with vanilla. Pour into buttered, foil lined pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup chocolate pieces over top; press lightly into warm fudge. Cool to room temperature. Do not refrigerate before cutting. Store in refrigerator; let stand at room temperature before serving.
Turtle Fudge: Prepare fudge as directed above, substituting cashews for walnuts and adding 24 quartered caramels with cashews and vanilla. Cool to room temperature. Do not refrigerate before cutting. Store in refrigerator; let stand at room temperature before serving.