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No-Fail Fudge

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
    1-1/2 pounds


  • 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


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

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  • Doreen
    May 8, 2018

    This is easy, fast recipe. The taste and texture hits the spot and cures the craving.I like that it is no cooking required, just melting of butter.

  • Louise
    Jun 1, 2017

    Don't know if I did it wrong or what but it never set up, after 5 hours in fridge it still isn't set. I measured everything exactly, buttered the foil, mixed in the right order, it's basically a more difficult icing recipe. Never making it again.

  • jen_young92
    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
    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
    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
    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.