No-Fail Fudge Recipe
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No-Fail Fudge Recipe

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Our family is very active in our county fair. This fudge was the only fair entry not to melt in the 100°-plus weather we had that year.—Jeannie De Vries, Martinton, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 64 servings


  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup M&M's minis

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 59 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Line an 8-in. square pan with foil and greased the foil with 1 teaspoon butter; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, cocoa and salt. Melt remaining butter; add milk and vanilla. Stir into sugar mixture until blended; whisk until smooth. Stir in M&M's. Immediately spread into prepared pan. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
  2. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Discard foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/2 pounds.
Originally published as No-Fail Fudge in Country Woman September/October 2002, p35

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MY REVIEW User ID: 7247578 216341
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"It was quick easy & delicious. Also, i'd like to suggest that toh design an app for android tablets & phones. It would be awesome for fans and easier to access on a tablet."

T.B User ID: 7101432 115046
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"I was wondering if the fudge i supposed to turn out softer than normal,mine did. I was wondering if there is any way to fix it? (tastes awesome though)"

scorpiogirl64 User ID: 8030447 87611
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"very easy to make and so good!! i omitted the candy pieces and instead sprinkled the top with crushed peppermint candies. will make again!"

BonnieBryant User ID: 770618 58805
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"Easy to make and so easy to eat, yummy. I omitted the candies as the fudge is plenty sweet on its own. Everyone really enjoyed this treat."

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