Sunday, December 30, 2012

Eggnog Fudge

Jeffrey's Eggnog Fudge
It's been a nice break from work, spending more than a week at home with my family.  Unfortunately, I've been sick much of this week, and my computer  has been behaving badly, so I am not able to get on and post whenever I'd like.  I tried this morning, and so far so good, though it may shut down without any warning.  I'll just keep going until I can't! - Update - it shut down as I wrote this - it's now a day later and after many attempts, I'm back on!  Oops - and back off.  This post has taken  HOURS to complete!

So, as I was saying...

This past week has been one of abundance in so many ways - time with my family, great food, time to relax, read, and even knit!  As I look back upon all of the terrific foods that have been served and available all of this week, there's one in particular that I am eager to share with you.  Fudge.  But not your run-of-the-mill, chocolate fudge.  Eggnog fudge.  My son Jeff's contribution to Christmas dinner was home-made eggnog fudge.  It was such a wonderful dessert, with a silken creaminess that you hope to find in a piece of fudge, and the subtle yet distinct flavors of eggnog.  I asked him for the recipe and am very happy to post it here for you.  But first, some photos of our Christmas morning - as magical as a Christmas morning could be, finding the season's first blanketing of snow as day broke.  I made my way downstairs to my daughter's home before the boys came down.  What a joy to be there as Henry shouted to Peter, "He DID come, Peter.  He did come!  Santa was here!"

A very happy 2013 to all of you!

made by my son Jeffrey from a recipe
he found at


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup eggnog (full-fat will make it creamier)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 10-12 ounces chopped white chocolate (chips are fine)
  • 7 ounces marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Line a 9x9 pan (or 8x8 depending on your desired thickness) with wax paper or foil.  Set aside.
  • Combine butter, eggnog, and sugar in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring occasionally.  Once boiling, reduce heat a bit.  Using a candy thermometer, continue cooking until temperature reaches 234 degrees (soft ball stage). NOTE:  I constantly stir with a wire whisk during this time, but this recipe does not call for that. Personal preference, and it does get hot!
  • Remove from heat and stir in white chocolate.  Continue stirring until chocolate is completely melted and blended in.  Add in marshmallow creme, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla.  
  • Spread into prepared pan.  Sprinkle the top with a bit more nutmeg if desired.  
  • Let cool at room temperature completely before removingfrom pan and cutting into squares.
  • Store at room temperature for up to a week or in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.


  1. Oh, this looks so yummy! I will definitely have to make it because my oldest son is a Huge egg nog fan! I'm so sorry you've been sick but I hope you are at least almost back to normal! Have a wonderful New Years!

    1. Thanks Carolyn. Your son is going to love this fudge!you. I do hope to be feeling better very soon. Happy happy New Year to you!

  2. Egg nogg fudge....can't wait to try this,fudge anything in my book is the best,but this sounds heavenly. Hope you and your computer are feeling better very soon . Happy New Year ! CKJ

    1. Hi Cindy! You'll love this fudge. It's smooth as silk! Thanks for the get-well wishes. I am beginning to feel better. Happy New Year go you and John - What an exciting year it will be with the arrival of your first grandchild!!!

  3. Fudge is beautiful and Jeffs' was super! Pics of Christmas morning are beautiful also!!! Hope you are feeling better!

  4. CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD...THERE IS NOTHING BETTER! Our family is certainly blessed to have so many beautiful children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. What a wonderful holiday was had in ours. Would love to try this super looking fudge. But afraid if I make it I will eat all of it! Rod would rather stick pins in his eyes than partake in even a taste. I will save the recipe for a gathering and try it then. Thanks Jeannie, hope you are on the mend as well as your computer. Happy New Year to you and all your way! Lynnie

    1. It was really a privilege to capture that moment in Henry's and Peter's lives. As a grandparent, I try to "record" memories that, as a young mom, I was too busy to keep track of! Happy New Year to you, too!!!

  5. I love Henry reassuring Peter that Santa did come - that is priceless!