Santa put the gifts under the tree, and in our home it was Mrs. Claus who filled the stockings… and Mrs. Claus baked! Every year our stockings were filled with sweets that included her home-made fudge. Which goes to show, it’s not always the biggest and most expensive gifts that your remember the most.
We need to include a little disclosure here. Turns out Mrs. Claus knew Henri Nestlé and it was his recipe she was using! Sharleen and I wanted to disclose the sources for these recipes when possible (most of them we had for years and have no idea where they came from). But I had a feeling Mrs. Claus had some help on this one. Sharleen agreed to do all the research on our recipes and I mentioned the fudge could be like our Mother’s chocolate chip cookie recipe. For years I would brag about my Mother’s chocolate chip cookies and how they are absolutely the best EVER! I wanted to make them one day and I asked for her recipe. She replied, “I just use the recipe on the bag.” What?! The bag?? “Yeah, on the Nestlé® Toll House® Chocolate Morsels bag.” Mom!! So when Sharleen asked where Mrs. Claus’ Fudge recipe came from, I wasn’t surprised that her answer was “I just used the recipe on the bag.” So in full disclosure, Mrs. Claus’ recipe came from here. Mrs. Claus did get creative with the recipe though, sometimes she would use butterscotch, or mint flavored morsels for different flavored fudge.
Next week, Sharleen will wrap up our series with brown-eyed Susans! Enjoy.