Living in a motel is fertile ground for invention and creativity when it comes to food. After 13 years of moving and experiencing straitened circumstances we have learned to make the most of every situation. We won’t bore you with tales of ketchup soup or ramen noodle sandwiches but from time to time we will share some of our motel room creations here, like skillet pizza, slow cooker cinnamon buns, pulled pork, Boston baked beans, moussaka and other treats all made in a small space. When boredom, limitations and our sweet tooth recently collided the result was this delicious Skillet Fudge with Skor Bits.
This simple recipe started life somewhere on the Internet and with some creative touches has morphed into this post. It was a perfect fit for our small space and limited resources. The whole process takes minutes, can be made in a tiny space and the results are beyond fantastic. I would suggest getting all your ingredients ready beforehand as this fudge cooks quick and timing is very important. You will need an electric skillet, wooden spoon, a spatula, a timer and a 9×9 pan.
Skillet Fudge with Skor Bits
2 cups sugar
3 tbsps. butter
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 ½ cups)
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup Skor Bits plus ¼ cup Skor Bits
- Butter a 9×9 (or equivalent) pan and set aside. Set the timer for 5 minutes and have it ready to start.
- Set the skillet to 280° F and melt the butter. Add the evaporated milk and then stir in the sugar.
- Bring mixture to a full rolling boil. As soon as the mixture is light, frothy and bubbling start the timer.
- Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Time is critical here because if you do not boil the sugar mixture long enough your fudge will be gooey.
- Turn off heat. Add marshmallows, vanilla, and the chocolate chips. Stir until melted and well blended. Add the ½ cup Skor Bits and stir them in until blended.
- Pour the fudge into the buttered pan. Sprinkle the ¼ cup Skor Bits on top. Cool until firm.
You can substitute nuts for the Skor Bits if you wish. Allergies, preference and availability led us to use Skor Bits instead.
Since we only have a tiny mini-fridge in the motel chilling the fudge has been interesting. Being winter, we place the fudge in our car outside and hope the local thieves don’t take it. After 4-6 hours in minus Celsius temperatures the fudge sets up nice. We are not sure what will happen with warmer weather so we might need to get a Styrofoam cooler and ice.
We hope you enjoy our creative confection even if you aren’t living in a motel room. Let us know how your fudge turns out!
Homer and Wanda