Nut Fudge Recipe
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 12 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
- 4-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
- 2 cups pecans or walnuts, chopped
- 1. Line a 13x9-in. pan with foil; butter the foil with 1 tablespoon butter and set aside. Break German chocolate into 1-in. pieces; place in a bowl. Add the chocolate chips and marshmallow creme; set aside.
- 2. In a large saucepan, bring the sugar, milk and remaining butter to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Slowly pour over chocolate mixture; stir until mixture is smooth and blended. Stir in nuts.
- 3. Pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until cool. Cut into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 2-1/4 pounds.
1 piece: 88 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein
Reviews for Nut Fudge
"Made this for the first time this year. Very easy to make, but it is VERY sweet. I could only eat a small bite. Everyone at work loved it though."
"this is the same one i've used for years. now i add a pinch or two of salt and add a teaspoon or so of instant xpresso to the milk and sugar mix. yumm"
"This fudge is great. I cannot believe that some of the reviews said it was too sweet. Don't they know fudge is supposed to be very sweet .This recipe is excellent. If they do not want sweet they need to not make fudge."
"easy but it was so sweet that even my sgr. addicted hubby didn't eat much!"
"I made this recipe as written because of it's high rating. I had to throw it away because it was extremely sweet."
"Very Good and easy!!"
"Wish I could give this recipe more than 5 stars! We made fudge to give to our neighbors for Christmas. One of our friends sent us a thank you note saying the last piece of fudge created martial strife as they negotiated for the last piece! LOLThe fudge was very easy to make and one batch makes a ton. We keep thinking about this fudge so I have a feeling we won't wait until Christmas to make it again!"
"I know this recipe from one of my Mom's old cookbooks (Mamie Eisenhower's Fudge) and have been making it for many years. I make a dark chocolate version of this fudge for my Mom, just change the chocolates, you can also add dried fruits instead or with the nuts. In the dark version, dried craisins, cherries are delicious (at least according to my Mom-it's her favorite). To Encscally-there are two reasons that fudge will not set: one is the boil, meaning the boil should be a full scale boil, all across the top, then immediately reduce the heat; second humid conditions-any kind of dampness, even cold dampness can mess with this type of fudge--could be from a humidifier, the outdoor weather, even the dishwasher. I hope that helps. Thanks so much for posting the recipe, its an old recipe and its sad how many of those get lost, also I will forward it to my son, so that I don't have to type my own and it's many variations--"
"The most awesome fudge ever and easy to make!"
"Delicious, I add a marachino cherry to the top of each square. YUMMO :)"
"Have made this recipe for years. Wonderful. If you are just starting to make fudge always use a wooden spoon. There is less chance of the fudge becoming grainy. I always use a candy thermometer and test it before each use. Also if you don't have a candy thermometer be sure the candy has come to a good boil and don't turn down too low so it stays at a medium boil."
"i HAVE USED A SLIGHTLY ALTERED VERSION OF THIS fUDGE. USE MINI MARSHMALLOWS IN PLACE OF MARSHMELLOW CREME.AND INSTEAD OF CHOCO. CHIPS USE ANY VARIETY OR COMBINATION. RECIPE IS FROM 1961 BETTER HOMES & GARDEN. IT MAKES A 9 X13 CAKE PAN. TRY IT IS MORE CREAMY AND MMM GOOD ."
"To Enscally: Some years back I was told to never make candy when it's raining or if you're running a humidifier 'cause the extra humidity can change the outcome of the recipe. Of course, I have no idea what your circumstances were, but that's something to keep in mind."
"Best fudge i ever made and easy i always have trouble making fudge but not with this.This is a keeper for me"
"I loved this fudge but had to cut it down to half--it still made alot of fudge."
"This recipe is so easy and creamy. Everyone wanted a copy of recipe. I did boil it for the 6 min. started timing after I got a rolling boil. A definite keeper."
"My granddaughter says it's as good as the fudge she got while at Mackinac Island, Michigan this summer. She says we could open a fudge store with this recipe."
"Sure do remember Mamie. I got the recipe years and years ago and it has never failed me. I, too, got it out of a newspaper. Another thing that you can do if anyone uses the other marshmallow cream recipe is to use the dark chocolate chips they have now. Delicious!"
"The only reason I can think of that it wouldn't set up is under cooking. Always be exact in the time or use a candy thermometer."
"Turns out this is the same recipe I have been using for years, known as Mamie Eisehhower fudge. It's the best fudge ever."
"I've made this fudge every Christmas since I found the recipe in the LA Times. It was called "Mamie Eisenhower's fudge." It's great, and it makes FIVE lbs, not 2 1/4 lbs.Does anybody besides me remember Mamie Eisenhower? :)"
"Excellent and easy to make - very smooth texture too !"
"Made this for Thanksgiving and was a big HIT. Very good."
"I made this recipe last week and the fudge naste great but never set up. I dont know why or if there is a way to fix it now. going to try the lemon fudge next."