Here's a twist on traditional fudge. Give it a try this holiday season. A neighbor shared this recipe with me several years ago, and it was an instant hit with my family. It is now requested every year by my husband, son, nephews, and co workers. It is easy to make and it will keep well in the fridge for several weeks ( if it lasts that long!). Happy Holiday cooking everyone!
3/4 cup butter
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 package (10 - 12 oz.) vanilla or white chips
1 (7 oz.) jar of marshmallow creme
3 tsp. orange extract
12 drops yellow food coloring
5 drops red food coloring
Grease a 13x9 in pan with 1 1/2 tsp. of butter and set aside. In a heavy saucepan combine the sugar, cream, and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and cook for 4 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in chips and marshmallow creme until smooth. Remove one cup of fudge and set aside. Add orange extract and food colorings to remaining mixture. Stir until well blended. Pour into prepared pan. Drop the reserved fudge mixture by teaspoons full over the top. Cut through the mixture with a knife to swirl. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Cut and serve. Yields 2 1/2 pounds.