Apricot White Chocolate Fudge!

This is a really easy fudge to make and the addition of the apricots makes it something just a bit different.  This one turns out great every time!  Here is what you will need:

1/2 cup butter, plus 2 tsp., divided
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups sour cream
12 squares of baking chocolate (1 ounce each), chopped
1 (7 oz.) jar of marshmallow cream
1 (6 oz.) pkg. of dried apricots, chopped
1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

Line a 9" square pan with foil and butter it with 2 tsp. butter.   Place the sugar, sour cream and remaining butter in a heavy saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 234 degrees or soft-ball stage.  If you drop a little of it in cold water it will form a ball.  This takes about 5 1/2 minutes of cooking time.  Be sure to stir it the whole time.

Remove from the heat.  Stir in the chocolate until it's melted.   Stir in the marshmallow cream until blended.   Fold in the apricots and nuts.   Pour into a prepared pan. 

Cover and refrigerate overnight.   Using the foil, lift the fudge out. 

Discard the foil and cut in 1 inch squares.

Place the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate to maintain freshness!

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