Millionaire Fudge


3 (12 oz bags) semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 (7 oz.) jars marshmallow creme
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1-1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (optional)

Lay a long row of waxed paper on the counter for when fudge is spooned out of the pan.
In a mixing bowl of an electric stand mixer using the paddle attachment, add the semi-sweet chocolate chips and marshmallow whip; set aside. (My Mother added her ingredients to a large mixing bowl)
In a heavy large saucepan, add sugar, milk; bring to boil. Boil for 6 minutes, stirring constantly.
Take off heat and pour mixture over the semi-sweet chips and marshmallow whip; beating on medium speed until mixture is creamy and smooth. (My Mother mixed her’s by hand) Be sure not to over beat. Add pecans and fold in.
The mixture will set up as it cools. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop fudge and lay on prepared waxed paper or you can use two tablespoons; scoop with one and push the fudge out with the other one. Continue until all the fudge has been scooped out of the pan.
Cool completely before moving them to a container.