Christmas time is full of get togethers, lots of delicious food, and of course, tons of sweets and baked goods. One of my favorites is a microwave fudge recipe that belonged to my great aunt, Marion. My great aunt Marion was my mom’s aunt and my Grandma Hoff’s sister. Marion passed away in August 2013. I have many fond memories of Marion, because my mom was very close to her. She was creative and talented at artistic and crafty things. Although she dabbled in many different crafts, my two favorites were dollhouses and barbie clothing. It was so fun to go to her house to see all of the things she created. Marion was warm, loving, and hardworking. She lived a simple, quiet life, and didn’t need many things to be satisfied.
Marion’s fudge recipe is in a Hoff Family Cookbook that she put together many years ago. In the back of the cookbook, there is a few old family photos. Here is Marion and my grandma Edie as children.
To make the fudge, start by blending the powdered sugar and cocoa powder.
Pour on milk and set the stick of butter on top.
Microwave and stir. I used a hand mixer.
Spread into an 8 inch pan. Work quickly. This starts to set up fast.
For a minty topping, chop up a couple of Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses.
I just added them to half, because Brandon doesn’t really like mint.
Once it is chilled, slice into small pieces.
This will keep for about 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator. You can box it up to share, bring to a party, or enjoy for yourself.
Layer wax paper between the piece of fudge.
Marion’s Microwave Fudge
- 1 pound (3 1/14 cups) powdered suagr
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- Butter or line with wax paper an 8 inch square cake pan. I prefer the wax paper so you can remove the whole slab of fudge to cut later.
- Blend sugar and cocoa in a microwave safe bowl. Use a sifter or a whisk to get all of the lumps out.
- Pour milk over the mixture.
- Set the stick of butter on the top of the mixture.
- Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
- Add vanilla and mix well.
- Spread into the pan and chill.
- Marion’s handwritten note in my cookbook recommends to use a hand mixer for extra creamy fudge.
- If you want, add chopped mint Hershey kisses to the top or stir in some peppermint extract.