Mackinac Island Style Fudge

Total Time
20mins
Prep
12 mins
Cook
8 mins

Ah Mackinac Island, a Michigan tourism paradise known for its horse-drawn carriages, lilacs, the Grand Hotel [scene of the movie "Somewhere In Time"] and, oh yes, fudge. Wander through the streets and about every 3rd or 4th shop you pass will be a fudge shop, and you'll usually be able to watch the freshly boiled up fudge being spread and cooled on a marble slab. It's strangely addicting watching this process, and if you hang around awhile you'll get a sample eventually. This recipe purports to be an authentic version, though no particular fudge shop was mentioned as owning the recipe. The initial recipe is for a vanilla fudge. Chocolate fudge and peanut butter fudge variations follow, so read through the entire recipe if you want to make either of those flavors.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine the milk, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and salt in a good sized heavy pan.
  2. Cook at medium heat until boiling; then boil for exactly 6 minutes, stirring.
  3. constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract and confectioners’ sugar.
  5. Beat with a mixer until smooth and thick, and then add nuts (if desired).
  6. Pour into a buttered pan (perhaps 9" square) and freeze for 20 minutes.
  7. Once the fudge is firmed up, cut it into pieces of whatever size you choose.
  8. Peanut Butter Fudge:.
  9. Reduce the butter to 1/4 cup and add 1/2 cup of peanut butter.
  10. Chocolate Fudge.
  11. Mix 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder with the confectioners sugar before stirring into fudge.