This recipe was in an email of Gail Lee Martin’s that I had saved. I must say that I’ve never tried making it. As a matter of fact, I never even had a chance to taste it. If my siblings are reading this, I’m hinting that a small sampling of Dad’s Velveeta Fudge would be a great birthday gift.
Your Dad’s recipe for great fudge made with cheese.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
8 ounces pasteurized process cheese, Velveeta, cubed
1 1/2 pounds confectioners’ sugar, about 5 cups unsifted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup non-fat dry milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
In a large saucepan over medium heat butter and cheese cubes together, stirring frequently; remove from heat. Sift together confectioners’ sugar and cocoa; add to cheese, mixing well. Stir in non-fat dry milk, vanilla and nuts. Turn into a 9x9x2-inch pan; chill until firm and cut into squares. Makes about 3 pounds of Velveeta Fudge.
I know the folks used to get cheese in the commodities distribution that the government did for seniors. Not sure if it was Velveeta or just something similar. They used to joke that the government was trying to get rid of all the old folks by giving them artery-clogging foods like cheese.