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Mamie Eisenhower’s Fudge

My mother came across this fudge 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
    about 6 pounds


  • 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 semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 4-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Using foil, lift fudge out of pan; cut into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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

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    • Lindsay
      Dec 23, 2019

      This isn’t Mamie’s recipe, hers calls specifically for 12 oz Germans Chocolate with the semisweet

    • Valerie
      Oct 9, 2019

      I would love to make this fudge, but can I use real sugar? If so, how much would I use? I'm sure Mamie didn't use Sugar in the Raw or Stevia??

    • verbrugge
      Dec 18, 2018

      like the recipe...however after made it , realized that it has to be kept refrigerated which goofs me up for mailing overseas and to Colorado

    • Rhonda
      Nov 14, 2018

      Some 40 years? More like some 60 years ago "Ike" Eisenhower was elected President in 1952.

    • Sarah
      Jul 20, 2018

      it was to surgary

    • charla
      Mar 1, 2018

      Made this the other day and it is just way to good. It makes a lot too. Make sure you cook the sugar, butter and milk the full time if not a little longer. You want to make sure that all your sugar is melted otherwise the fudge will taste grainy. Yummy!

    • Machelle
      Dec 16, 2017

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    • Barbara
      Oct 4, 2017

      I can not rate this recipe as I have not made it, however, it is not the same as one I had given to me by a patient in the late 50's. Mine also has German Chocolate and is excellent, but think I will give this a try.

    • Toffy
      Feb 4, 2017

      This is the only Fudge to make. When you follow the instructions to a T this is the melt in your mouth creamy fudge that no other compares to. I know this because it is not my exact recipe but so close it is scary. When I was a little girl, a woman down the street worked for See's. She shared that Recipe with my Mom, then it came to me. Yes, See's... I had to make that Fudge every year for Family and Friends at Christmas until I told them all I lost the recipe. I was sick of Fudge. I do have my recipe...and I did have to tell a fib for my sanity's sake. LOL

    • Robert
      Jan 29, 2017

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