This is a very old recipe and a Christmas favorite in my family.
My Mother's recipe called for "1 jar Hipolite". I knew she used marshmallow creme, so I was surprised last summer, when I discovered, in that box from the garage, her original recipe. What the heck is Hipolite? From what I have learned, the Hipolite family were in the candy making business and manufactured, among other things, marshmallows. So Hipolite was a brand of marshmallow creme.
I use the recipe on the back of the marshmallow creme jar. It couldn't be easier. The recipe calls for one 12 ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate chips. I had about a cup of bittersweet chocolate chips leftover from another recipe and tossed those in as well. Extra chocolate never hurt anybody.
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 12-oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 7-oz. jar marshmallow creme
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine sugar, butter, and milk in heavy 3 quart saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Continue boiling 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until melted. Add marshmallow creme, nuts, and vanilla and stir until well blended. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Let cool and cut into 1 inch squares.
|Mama's recipe written on the back of a party invitation|