Mamie Eisenhower's Fudge Recipe
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Mamie Eisenhower's Fudge Recipe

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My mother came across this recipe in a newspaper some 40 years ago. One taste and you'll see why it doesn't take long for a big batch to disappear. —Linda First, Hinsdale, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:117 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 117 servings


  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 3 milk chocolate candy bars (two 7 ounces, one 1.55 ounces), broken into pieces
  • 4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 4-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 107 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil and butter the foil with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a large heat-proof bowl, combine the candy bars, chocolate chips and marshmallow creme; set aside.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the milk, sugar and remaining butter. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 4-1/2 minutes. Pour over chocolate mixture; stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in walnuts. Pour into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
  3. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan; cut into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 6 pounds.
Originally published as Mamie Eisenhower's Fudge in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p114

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2015

"LynnH. is right; this is a very much altered recipe from the original Mamie Eisenhower recipe."

Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"I LOVE this recipe!!!!! It is DELICIOUS!!! Although I did mess it up at first and didn't follow EXACT directions, but it's GOOD that I didn't. I live in Southern California, and I am not sure if the warm weather effects the density of the fudge? But I just used 3 Hershey bars, and didn't read right the ounce size of the bars...and the recipe turned out awesome! When I used the ounces called for in the recipe with the 2 large bars, and 1 regular sized bar...the fudge comes out waaayyy to soft and sticky. When I use just 3 REGULAR sized Hershey bars - it comes out with perfect texture to cut and package. Also I used Ghirardelli Milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips, and blended almonds in the blender...and it is milkalicious! Try the recipe again using these tips and see if that helps if you live in a warmer area, in lower altitude? :D"

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"Great fudge easy to make and my family loved it. My favorite fudge recipe. Will make it often"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"My family has been making Mamie Eisenhower fudge for 60 years and this is not the recipe that was used in the White House. This may be very good fudge, but it is not Mamie's recipe. Please change the name."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"My dad raved about this fudge when I made it last year. Just made it again this year - I can see it becoming an annual tradition. This fudge has a very traditional , old fashioned taste to it. I can't find Hershey bars in the sizes stated in the recipe, so I buy bars that equal about 16 ounces & it works just fine."

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