Easy Homemade Fudge

One of my earliest memories is of my Dad making this fudge at the holidays. My Dad handed over the recipe and the responsibility for making fudge to me when I was in my teens. It is quite easy to make. Like my peanut butter fudge recipe, the marshmallow cream simplifies the process and makes a creamy fudge that melts in your mouth.

How to Make Fudge – A Step by Step Tutorial (Recipe Below)

 

In a large pot combine the butter, evaporated milk, and sugar. Cook over high heat, stirring continuously until the mixture reaches 234 degrees (use a candy thermometer to keep track of the temperature). Remove from heat.
Stir in chocolate chips until they are completely melted and completely mixed in.
Add vanilla; stir well.
Stir in marshmallow cream until it is completely mixed with the chocolate.

Easy Homemade Fudge
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Recipe type: Homemade Candy
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ⅔ cup evaporated milk
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 12 ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 jar of marshmallow cream (7 ounce jar)
Directions
  1. In a large pot combine the butter, evaporated milk, and sugar.
  2. Cook over high heat, stirring continuously until the mixture reaches 234 degrees (use a candy thermometer to keep track of the temperature).
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips until they are completely melted and completely mixed in.
  5. Add vanilla; stir well.
  6. Stir in marshmallow cream until it is completely mixed with the chocolate.
  7. Pour fudge into a greased pan or serving dish.
Notes
I put it in the refrigerator to cool it quickly. It will take approximately 4 -5 hours to cool if you leave it at room temperature (which is way too long for my family to wait). Makes approximately 3 lbs.

 

I like to buy Christmas tins at the post holiday sales when I can pick them up for a quarter. This recipe can be divided between 3 small tins and makes a delicious, inexpensive gift to share with the neighbors.

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Comments

  1. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates says

    Yum!! I love fudge, though I don't make it often since I have no willpower against it! Would make nice gifts! Thanks for linking this up.

  2. Struggler says

    Please let me know when a house near you comes up for sale. I'd like to be your neighbor if this is what you share!

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