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Root Beer Float Fudge Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 3 cups white sugar
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup root beer
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp root beer extract
- Pinch of salt

Special equipment needed:
- 9x13 inch baking dish
- Candy thermometer

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Line the baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, evaporated milk, and root beer. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 234°F on a candy thermometer.
3. Remove from heat and stir in white chocolate chips until melted and smooth.
4. Add marshmallow creme, vanilla extract, root beer extract, and salt. Stir until well combined.
5. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and let it cool to room temperature.
6. Once cooled, refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm.
7. Cut into squares and serve.


Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Cooling time: 2 hours
Temperature:
Cooking temperature: Medium heat
Refrigeration temperature: 40°F or below
Serving size:
Makes about 36 pieces

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 160
Total fat: 7g
Saturated fat: 4g
Cholesterol: 12mg
Sodium: 27mg
Total carbohydrates: 25g
Dietary fiber: 0g
Total sugars: 24g
Protein: 1g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any brand of root beer for this recipe.
- If you don't have root beer extract, you can use 1 tsp of vanilla extract instead.

Variations:
- You can add chopped nuts or sprinkles on top of the fudge before refrigerating.
- For a stronger root beer flavor, add more root beer extract.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to stir the mixture constantly while cooking to prevent burning.
- Use a candy thermometer to ensure the fudge reaches the correct temperature.
- Let the fudge cool to room temperature before refrigerating to prevent condensation.

Storage instructions:
Store the fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Reheating instructions:
Serve the fudge at room temperature. If it's too hard, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the fudge on a platter with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a glass of root beer.

Garnishes:
Top the fudge with whipped cream and a cherry.

Pairings:
Serve the fudge with a glass of root beer or a cup of coffee.

Suggested side dishes:
Serve the fudge as a dessert after a meal.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the fudge is too soft, refrigerate it for longer.
- If the fudge is too hard, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.

Food safety advice:
- Use a candy thermometer to ensure the fudge reaches the correct temperature.
- Store the fudge in the refrigerator to prevent spoilage.

Food history:
Root beer floats were invented in the late 1800s and became popular in the United States in the early 1900s.

Flavor profiles:
This fudge has a sweet and creamy flavor with a hint of root beer.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the fudge as a dessert after a meal or as a sweet treat with a glass of root beer.

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Taste: Sweet, Creamy, Root Beer, Sugary, Root Beer-Flavored