Cashew Caramel Fudge

Cashew Caramel Fudge

2 tsps. plus 1/2c.butter softened divided – (no substitutes)
1 can evaporated milk
2 1/2 c. sugar
2 c.(12 oz.)semisweet chocolate chips
1 jar marshmallow creme – (7oz)
24 caramels – quartered
3/4 c. salted cashew halves
1 tsp. vanilla

Line a 9in. square baking pan with foil; butter the foil with 2 tbls.butter. Set aside.

In a large heavy saucepan, combine milk, sugar and
remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a rapid boil; boil for 5 minutes , stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips and marshmallow creme until melted. Fold in caramels, cashews and vanilla; mix well.
Pour in prepared pan. Cool.