by Colleen Pulley
Mackinac Fudge by Colleen In The Kitchen
This copycat of Mackinac Fudge is my all time favorite fudge recipe I have ever found. I discovered it in the late seventies, when we lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Oprah had just started her talk show and had a guest, Gloria Pitzer, on the show. Gloria, a fellow Michigander, has written several cookbooks that are really great for families.
Copycat Mackinac Fudge
- 1/4 lb. butter or margarine
- 1/2 cup light Karo syrup
- Dash of salt
- 1 lb. powdered (icing) sugar
- 6 oz. pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Combine butter and Karo in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute.
- Stir in half of the powdered sugar being sure to smooth out the lumps.
- Add remaining powdered sugar, stirring until smooth, and return to the boil. Gently boil for about 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla and chocolate chips until melted and smooth.
- Pour mixture into a lightly greased or lined square pan. Cool about 10 minutes before cutting into squares.
- If you want it to be in true "Mackinac Style" pour the mixture into a bread loaf pan instead. Refrigerate for several hours and then slice it as you would bread.
*Your favorite nuts can be added if desired.
** For Maple Fudge use butterscotch chips instead of semi sweet chocolate chips, and maple flavoring instead of vanilla.
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