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Henrietta Haithcock

With Valentine’s Day coming up this month, try giving your Valentine an unforgettable homemade gift of For-get-Me-Not-Fudge.


  • 4-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 (13-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick), cut into smaller chunks
  • 9-ounces bittersweet chocolate morsels
  • 9-ounces semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans

1) Combine sugar and evaporated milk in a large (4-quart) saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for exactly six minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. 

2) Add chocolate morsels, butter, peppermint, and almonds. Mix well with a wooden spoon.

3) Pour into a well- greased 9×13- inch pan. Smooth top. Allow to set for 6-8 hours. Cut into 1×1-inch squares.

Haithcock is a children’s book author. She wrote “The Secret Life of Mr. Brownie” and contributed to the latest edition of the locally published Suminski Family Books’ Animal Stories series. She shares this story as a read-aloud for families this Christmas.