Valentine Fudge Vintage Recipe Clipping

Cookbook Village shared this article in our newsletter. We often find newspaper recipe clippings and recipe cards stored inside the pages of the cookbooks we list on the site. Awhile back, we started to save them in hope of perhaps creating a special scrapbook of these treasures left behind. Back in February, we found this article tucked inside one of our vintage cookbooks. The recipe article was published in the former Los Angeles Herald-Examiner newspaper on February 1, 1967.

The recipe, a Valentine's Fudge treat was intended for Valentine's Day gifts you can package and give as a special gift to a love one. We thought it was no coincidence that we discovered this vintage clipping just a few days before Valentine's Day. 

Anyway, we figured even though Valentine's Day has come and gone -- why not share this special recipe with other holiday gift giving in mind. There are many more occasions where this would be the perfect substitute for cupcakes, cakes, cookies and the other usual baked goods associated with holiday gift giving.

Recipe Valentine Fudge

Source: Los Angeles
Herald-Examiner Feb 1, 1967
Serving Size: Makes 2 pounds candy

2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1-1/2 cups (9 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- Combine sugar, butter, salt and evaporated milk in a large saucepan.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.

- Continue boiling and stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

- Add marshmallows, semi-sweet chocolate chips, pecans and vanilla extract.

- Stir until marshmallows are and chocolate are melted and smoothly blended.

- Pour into a buttered 8-inch square pan.
- Cool before cutting into squares.