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♥ Let's make Mamie's Million Dollar Fudge! ♥
The recipe can be found in the Fifties Chix first book, Travel to Tomorrow, starting on page 246. Oh, and unless you are planning a White House dinner party, we suggest that you cut the recipe in half, like we did in the video. 😉

Mamie’s Million Dollar Fudge (recipe): Mamie Eisenhower was born Mamie Doud to a wealthy family; she and her three sisters grew up in a large house with several servants. She made a very popular First Lady because of her charm, femininity, style, and her obvious pride in her husband and her home. She was known as a “penny pincher” who clipped coupons for the White House staff. Her recipe for “Mamie’s million dollar fudge” was reproduced by housewives all over the country after it was printed in many publications. Mamie was not known for her culinary prowess, however, she did earn fame for her fudge, which Ike named and often enjoyed. This became a staple at the conclusion of formal White House meals and was an inexpensive treat. Here’s the recipe:

Mamie’s Million Dollar Fudge
 Ingredients ♥ (half recipe)

♥ 2-1/4 cups sugar
  
♥ 1 tablespoons butter
  
♥ 1 pinch of salt
♥ 6 oz.evaporated milk
♥ 6 oz. semisweet chocolate bits
♥ 6 oz. German sweet chocolate
♥ 1/2 pint marshmallow cream
♥ 1 cup chopped nutmeats (optional)

Heat the sugar, butter, salt, and evaporated milk over low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and boil for 6 minutes. Put chocolate bits, German chocolate, marshmallow cream, and nutmeats in a bowl. Pour the boiling syrup over the ingredients. Beat until the chocolate is all melted, then pour in a pan. Let stand for a few hours before cutting. Remember it is better the second day. Store in a tin box.