Aunt Jeanie's Mexican Fudge

For me, the memories of Christmas include the tastes of the season. That’s why I make some of my Christmas favorites every year as we do our holiday baking.

One of those that I remember is my Aunt Jeanie’s Mexican Fudge. I used to attempt to gorge myself on it each year when we all met at my Grandma and Grandpa’s house for Christmas. (Aunt Jeanie also introduced me to Dr. Pepper, but that’s a different story.) There’s definitely a "different" taste to it due to the cinnamon.

I’m sure this isn’t original to my aunt, but here’s the recipe as I got it:

Mexican Fudge

2 cups sugarĀ 
3 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1-1/2 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Combine sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt and evaporated milk in a skillet. Bring mixture to a boil and boil five minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add marshmallows, chocolate chips, pecans, and vanilla. Stir until chocolate and marshmallows are melted and smoothly blended. Pour into buttered 8x8-in. pan. Cool and cut into one-inch squares.

(Did you know there is actually a Marshmallow plant, from which marshmallows were originally made?)