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My Christmas Fudge Recipe

My Christmas Fudge Recipe

This fudge is virtually foolproof and so creamy you won't believe it. I've searched for years for the richest fudge, and this one does it for me. You can add just about anything you like to customize it.—Barbara Miller, Oakdale, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:96 servings


  • 4-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 packages (11-1/2 ounces each) milk chocolate chips
  • 4-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3 cups chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, melted


  • 1. Line a 13x9-in. pan with foil; coat with cooking spray.
  • 2. In a heavy Dutch oven, combine sugar, milk and butter. Bring to a rapid boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • 3. Stir in chocolate chips, marshmallows and chopped chocolate until melted. Fold in walnuts and vanilla. Immediately spread into prepared pan. Drizzle with melted white baking chocolate; cool completely.
  • 4. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut fudge into 96 squares. Store between layers of waxed paper in airtight containers. Yield: 5-3/4 pounds (96 pieces).
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 127 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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pinkapron User ID: 7907526 258272
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2016

"I followed this recipe as written and the result was a slightly grainy texture and too soft. I prefer a darker chocolate flavor. To me I could have just eaten the chocolate chips as that is what it tasted like."

hubbard1224 User ID: 8159224 215662
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"Great fudge! I made it today and it was so super easy to make! I made mine without nuts as my family doesn't care for them! Still a great yummy fudge! No thermometer needed."

Baybepatch User ID: 8174621 215514
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"I wish I had the success everyone else had which is why I gave 2 stars for possible user error? But this recipe is not fool proof! And I love baking! Use to stay up from 10 to 4am just baking before I had my daughter. The sugar would not melt I boiled past the 5 minutes because I could tell it was still gritty and it stayed that way.... Maybe add water? but I was scared it would burn if I waited much longer so I started mixing in the ingredients after 10 minutes of slow bubbling. The whole thing is super gritty! It's because of the sugar I've never made fudge with sugar in it but thought this recipe would be good. I'm throwing it out :(. Wasted money! Wish it were salvageable not happy."

mccoombs User ID: 8172864 215436
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"I'm a regular baker and have made numerous kinds of fudge. I figured I'd give this one a try since it got such great reviews. Someone please tell me why both times I attempted this one, the chocolate seized? The first time I thought it was because I put the marshmallows and chocolate in at once, so the second time i added the chocolate chips slowly before adding the rest. But it seized before I had a chance to add all the chips. Why???"

cadavis7 User ID: 6785858 215290
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"This is absolutely the best chocolate fudge I have ever had and so easy to fix!! I will never use any other recipe."

htlcooks User ID: 1763937 215060
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"This was very easy to prepare (no candy thermometer needed!). I used chopped hazelnuts instead of walnuts, which worked out very well. Also, I used 4 oz of the bittersweet chocolate and cut back a tad on the milk chocolate for a slightly richer chocolate flavor. This was tasty and made enough to last the entire holiday season. Thanks for a great recipe!"

dianawmartin1 User ID: 1546030 215030
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"Great fudge! My family said it was the best fudge I ever made."

cgranger68 User ID: 6130575 214883
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"Best fudge recipe ever....make sure to use medium heat and I only stir occasionally. Stiring too much creates crystals which causes gritty fudge."

neat1ky User ID: 8157479 214843
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"I used to make this fudge years ago and has been sometime since last made. I was given this exact same recipe when I got engaged over 36 years ago...back then the recipe was known as "Mamie Eisenhower's Million Dollar Fudge". Always a hit with just about anyone that has a piece. Great gift during the holidays!"

cookiebaker92 User ID: 7637138 214635
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Delicious - used two small marsh mellow creme jars - was out of marshmellows yum yum"

Lindyb1 User ID: 320850 214434
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2014

"Just a question, with all the milk chocolate morsels in this fudge why do you need the 2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate?"

Donnamae54871 User ID: 6321391 214403
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2014

"I've been making this fudge for years....My children expect it for a gift every year. I've been using the special dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate for the past few years and like that even better....I use disposable 8" cake pans with lids.....pour half a batch in each pan for gift giving. Butter the pans well first. Makes it very easy. Pecans are my nuts of choice.I don't do the while chocolate drizzle."

SeranaJayne User ID: 7251558 116650
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"This was the best fudge ever! Made it for Christmas gifts, and it was delicious. Tasted like a brownie!"

rshelnutt User ID: 7218100 184230
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

"I made this fudge to give as gifts, but I loved it so much that I made another batch to keep at home. I used toasted pecans instead of walnuts and omitted the white chocolate altogether. This is definitely a recipe that we will use over and over."

Janetjlhall User ID: 6973564 177864
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"My husband and I have been testing recipe after recipe and this one is perfect. We omitted the walnuts for some fudge without nuts and some with pecans. My only suggestion would be to coat the inside sides of the Dutch oven with butter to keep sugar crystals from clinging to the pan. Thanks for the easy perfect fudge recipe!!! 5 Star for sure!"

Katydidd76 User ID: 6995720 193951
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013


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