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Mackinac Chocolate Butterscotch Fudge

I woke up realizing I only have one week left before returning home from…home. No, I’m not running in circles. In case you missed it, I’m visiting Bosnia. Bosnia is a beautiful country I was born and raised in, the birth country of my daughter too. Bittersweet.

My next trip will be to Germany, my other home. How can I have so many homes? Once you create a personal infrastructure in a new place, you feel at home. You’re at home when you finally have a geography of the soul, as Aleksandar Hamon described in his novel The Book Of My Lives. May I remind you, that was the book we talked about in the show Dinner and a Book. I covered the recipes here.

Having more than one home, regardless of the hardships along the way, is sweet. As sweet as this gourmet Mackinac chocolate butterscotch fudge.

Mackinac Chocolate Butterscotch Fudge

Mackinac Chocolate Butterscotch Fudge - All that's Jas

Mackinac Island fudge is famous for its unworldly flavor. There are many varieties, but my personal favorite is chocolate butterscotch. A tradition since the late 19th century, fudge is island’s most popular souvenir.

I had this fudge recipe booklet ever since we visited Mackinac Island the first time, some years ago. I never made any fudge until now, although I had every intent to do just that when I bought it.  Out of a dozen recipes, I picked this chocolate butterscotch fudge to be my first ever fudge to make. Granted, I do not have a marble slab to work my fudge on with a paddle like we watched them do it on the island, but it turned out pretty amazing!

The entire island is listed as a National Historic Landmark. It is well known for its many cultural events and its wide variety of architectural styles, including the famous Victorian Grand Hotel.  The island has a ban on almost all motor vehicles. More than 80 percent of the island is preserved as Mackinac Island State Park. If you have never visited, you should. It’s a great resort and historical area located on the tip of The Mitten State (Michigan).

As it says in the booklet: “Put ‘eat fudge’ at the top of you list of things to do today. That way, at least you’ll get one thing done.” Well, I ate so much fudge I think I’ll have to hide this booklet for the next few years. Otherwise, it will be easier to jump over me than to go around me, if you know what I mean.

Enjoy the famous, mouthwatering Mackinac fudge from your own kitchen. Easy to make this… Click To Tweet

 

Ingredients:
Makes 36 pieces

1 cup Sugar
1 can (15 oz.) Sweetened Condensed Milk
½ cup Water
6 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate (or chocolate chips)
6 oz. Butterscotch flavored Pieces
¼ cup Butter or Margarine
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup chopped Walnuts

 

Directions:

In a medium-size heavy saucepan combine the sugar, condensed milk, water, chocolate, and butterscotch pieces. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, to soft ball stage (234 degrees F).

Remove from heat. Combine butter and vanilla in mixing bowl. Pour hot mixture into a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer (paddle attachment) at high speed until mixture starts to thicken. Stir in walnuts.

Spread into a greased 9-inch square baking pan. Cool and cut into 1 ½ inch squares.

Mackinac Chocolate Butterscotch Fudge - All that's Jas

Mackinac Chocolate Butterscotch Fudge - All that's Jas

Mackinac Chocolate Butterscotch Fudge

Mackinac Chocolate Butterscotch Fudge

Enjoy the famous, mouthwatering Mackinac fudge from your own kitchen. Easy to make this delicious fudge is a perfect treat and makes a great holiday gift too.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 can (15 oz.) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ½ cup Water
  • 6 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate (or chocolate chips)
  • 6 oz. Butterscotch flavored Pieces
  • ¼ cup Butter or Margarine
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped Walnuts

Directions

Combine the sugar, condensed milk, water, chocolate, and butterscotch pieces in a medium-size heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, to soft ball stage (234 degrees F).

Remove from heat. Combine butter and vanilla in mixing bowl. Pour hot mixture into a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer (paddle attachment) at high speed until mixture starts to thicken. Stir in walnuts.

Spread into a greased 9-inch square baking pan. Cool and cut into 1 ½ inch squares.

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This recipe is featured at Snickerdoodle Party

 

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23 Comment

  1. Reply
    Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom
    October 2, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Oh my gosh, this looks so tasty…. I’ve never been to mackinac but I’ve heard such good things!
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      allthatsjas
      October 2, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      They were gone in no time, lol. They are really that good! Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  2. Reply
    Beverly
    October 2, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Chocolate and Butterscotch? Delicious combination! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. We’ll be featuring your delicious recipe at tomorrow’s party.
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      allthatsjas
      October 2, 2015 at 11:06 am

      YAY! Thank you so much, Beverly 😀

  3. Reply
    Kimberlee
    October 1, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I love that fudge from there – grew up in MI. Look forward to trying the recipe. PInned
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      allthatsjas
      October 2, 2015 at 11:09 am

      It really is good and easy to make 🙂 Thanks for stopping in, Kimberlee!

  4. Reply
    Brenda
    September 30, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    This looks so yummy! What a great story. Have a great week 🙂

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      October 1, 2015 at 8:25 am

      Thank you, Brenda!

  5. Reply
    Tamuria
    September 29, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Home is where the heart is for sure. Bosnia, Germany, such beautiful destinations. I spent the first four years of my life in Michigan, have been in Australia ever since. Your fudge sounds amazing so I’m pinning it and making it soon. Thanks for sharing. Found your lovely site through Grand Social. 🙂
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      allthatsjas
      September 29, 2015 at 10:33 am

      Thank you, Tamuria! Australia is the land of my dreams! My parents almost moved there when I was little. I will visit it one of these days for sure 🙂

  6. Reply
    stephanie
    September 26, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Yum!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!
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      allthatsjas
      September 26, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      Thank you!

  7. Reply
    Elizabeth @ Guilty Chocoholic Mama
    September 23, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I stopped by from Waiting on Wednesdays because of the Mackinac connection! As a Michigan girl all my life, I know Mackinac Island is a true treasure. Thanks for sharing this taste of its most famous souvenir! 🙂

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      allthatsjas
      September 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      I’m so glad you stopped in, Elizabeth! I always loved their fudge but didn’t think I could replicate it. This was an easy to make and very tasty treat 🙂 Have an amazing day!

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    Remya @ Forks N Knives
    September 17, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    They look amazing. Link party bought me here. You have an awesome space.
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      allthatsjas
      September 20, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Thank you so much and thanks for stopping in Remya! Have a glorious day 🙂

  9. Reply
    Katherines Corner
    September 16, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    I am looking forward to all of your happy memory making. Hubby is from the U.P. and he says the locals call the tourists fudgies.xoxo
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      allthatsjas
      September 20, 2015 at 8:56 am

      Lol, I didn’t know of that term. I like it 🙂 Thanks for stopping in, my friend!

  10. Reply
    Jasna
    September 14, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    ‘Jeli Bosna gdje je nekad bila?’…cini se da jeste! Uzivaj, ali nemoj da pretjeras sa slatkisima 😉
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      allthatsjas
      September 20, 2015 at 9:08 am

      E to je vec tesko za postici….hahaha, necu ni da pokusavam. Sada i ko zna opet kada…Pozdrav!

  11. Reply
    Ann
    September 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I was just thinking of fudge the other day! Whaddaya know!!! This looks amazing, Jas! I bet you are having a ball of a time in Bosnia! Enjoy. Xxx.

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    Bam's Kitchen
    September 14, 2015 at 8:25 am

    I hope you are having a lovely trip home and back to your other home too. Only other people that have lived abroad in more than one country can really understand what you mean by this. I have 3 homes now.. in 3 different countries, not in the sense of having a real home with a kitchen but the feeling of home in any 3 that I am in. Michigan and enjoying a little bit of good old fashion mackinaw island fudge, Yokohama, Japan and of course Hong Kong. Do you know that feeling you get when you enter into the airport, a sense of anticipation to see your old home.. will have to give your fudge a try and I bet it will remind me of Michigan. Safe travels to you.
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      allthatsjas
      September 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

      Bobbi, you nailed it! The anticipation, the sense of being home, and new things I learn about myself every time I visit. Thank you so much for stopping in even when I’m not there. It means so much to me!!! Hugs

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