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Ingredients

4-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
12 ounces evaporated milk
4-1/2 cups mini marshmallows
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
12 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped up
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped up
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup pecans
75 caramels (2 bags, 14-ounces each)
3 tablespoons water
60 pecan halves

Instructions

Line a cookie sheet with foil that extends over the sides of pan; grease foil. In saucepan, combine sugar, butter and evaporated milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to full boil. Stir constantly. Boil five minutes over medium heat without stirring. Remove from heat. Add marshmallows and chocolate, stirring constantly until all is melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla and pecans. Quickly spread in pan. In saucepan combine caramels and water stirring frequently. Pour melted caramel over fudge. Arrange pecan halves over caramel. Cool 2 hours or until cool. Remove from pan by lifting foil. Remove foil and cut into squares.

Jodie Williams
Eldridge



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