Deep Dark Fudge with Candied Ginger

A dab of wasabi paste gives this fudge an intriguing Asian influence.

Yield:

1 1/2 lb.

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Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes
Other: 2 Hours

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups sugar
1 (5-oz.) can evaporated milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups miniature marshmallows
2 teaspoons wasabi paste (optional)
1 2/3 cups 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate morsels (we tested with Ghirardelli)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger

Preparation

Line a lightly greased 8" square pan with nonstick aluminum foil; set aside.

Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium-size heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil; boil 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add marshmallows, wasabi paste, if desired, plus chocolate morsels, and vanilla. Beat by hand with a wooden spoon until melted and smooth. Spread fudge into prepared pan. Sprinkle top with crystallized ginger, and press lightly into fudge. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Cut into squares.

Note:

Christmas with Southern Living 2008

May 2008