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We have the absolute Best Chocolate Fudge Recipe that is so delicious and very simple to make. You won’t believe just how easy this fudge is and it tastes so decadent.

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You are going to love this homemade chocolate fudge recipe. In fact, we call it the best chocolate fudge recipe. Anytime I even utter the word fudge, my mouth starts watering.

This is one of our most favorite treats. Since I really only make it around the holidays, everyone gets super excited any time I mention that I am going to be making fudge.

Christmas Fudge, Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge or Tiger Butter Fudge are always on this list when we are holiday baking.

Why We Love This Recipe:

This fudge recipe is loaded with chocolate flavors and made with simple ingredients. If you are looking for a homemade gift to make this holiday, this is the best fudge to make.

You can easily add in your favorite mix-ins or top with festive sprinkles for a delicious holiday treat. It is perfect served on a dessert tray or any day of the week.

Ingredients for easy fudge:

ingredients for recipe: evaporated milk, vanilla, butter, chocolate chips, marshmallow creme
  • Sugar
  • Butter or Margarine
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Jet Puffed Marshmallow Cream
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Walnuts (optional)

For the full recipe and ingredients, scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.

Additions and Variations Ideas:

So many delicious ideas to try! The idea are really endless and you can make something new each time if you want. It will be yummy however you choose to make this fudge.

  • Mini Marshmallows
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Peanuts (these are great in a rocky road style fudge)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Peppermint Extract
  • Substitute Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Chips or Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Candy Canes
  • Pistachios

How to Make Best Chocolate Fudge:

  • Step 1 – First, line a 9×13 square pan with foil and spray with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Step 2 – Second, in a double boiler saucepan, bring sugar, butter and evaporated milk to a rolling boil over medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir constantly on the stove top.
sweetened condensed milk in pan beside a bowl of chocolate chips
  • Step 3 – Next, remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips and marshmallow creme. Stir until completely melted.
pan with sweetened condensed milk, marshmallow creme, chocolate chips
  • Step 4 – Add vanilla and mix well in the creamy fudge mixture. If you are using nuts, add them now, too.
pan with melted fudge mixture
  • Step 5 – Finally, pour into prepared pan and let cool completely.

Lift foil out of pan and cut into small squares. You don’t need much to satisfy your sweet tooth and a little goes a long way. It is the best.

Expert Tips:

  • Baking Pan – To easily remove the fudge from the baking dish, we recommend lining the pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Allow the parchment paper to overhang in the 8-inch pan to easily remove the fudge. We find that it is easier to cut in when it is not in the pan.
  • Melting Ingredients – While the mixture is heating on the stovetop make sure to stir constantly with a wooden spoon. This keeps the mixture from burning and it melts faster.
  • Adding Ingredients – If you are adding in nuts, coconut or cranberries add it in after melting the chocolate.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – We used evaporated milk in this recipe instead of sweetened condensed milk. Because of the sugar that is added the evaporated milk worked perfectly in this recipe.
squares of fudge

Why is My Fudge Soft?

When making this Chocolate Fudge, make sure to use a candy thermometer. You want it to reach the right temperature so that the fudge hardens to the perfect texture.

fudge squares stacked

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you Freeze Fudge?

Yes you can freeze fudge. It is so easy to make that we like to make ahead of time and preparation of the holidays. See can you freeze fudge for tips for freezing fudge.

What Makes Fudge Grainy?

Fudge becomes grainy when you allow it to cool without stirring.

How to Store Leftovers:

Store fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator, you can also leave at room temperature. This fudge will last about 5 days if stored properly. If leaving in the baking pan, just cover with plastic wrap. I also suggest placing the fudge in between layers of parchment paper to prevent sticking.

 

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Best Chocolate Fudge Recipe

5 from 16 votes
Looking for easy fudge recipes? You have to make this old fashion Chocolate Fudge Recipe – in fact we call it the the best Chocolate Fudge Recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cool 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 30
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 223

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk (5 ounce can)
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips (12 ounce bag)
  • (1) 7 oz. jar Jet Puffed Marshmallow Creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
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Instructions

  • Line a 9″x13″ with foil and spray with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a double boiler, bring sugar, butter and evaporated milk to a rolling boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly (temp should read 234 F on a candy thermometer).
  • Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips and marshmallow creme. Stir until completely melted.
  • Add vanilla and mix well. If you are using nuts, add them now, too.
  • Pour into prepared pan and let cool completely.
  • Lift foil out of pan and cut into small squares.

Recipe Notes

Remember, the nuts are completely optional. You are going to love this recipe for fudge!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 223kcal, Carbohydrates 33g, Protein 1g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 27mg, Potassium 102mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 29g, Vitamin A 90IU, Vitamin C 0.2mg, Calcium 27mg, Iron 0.9mg

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  1. Carrie says:

    Thank you Michele and yes, it works great for peanut butter fudge too!

  2. Michele says:

    This is the best fudge recipe and I use this recipe for Peanut Butter fudge also, just use Peanut Butter chunky if you want nuts or smooth if you don’t.

  3. Carol says:

    5 stars
    This is the best fudge!!! I gave this as a Christmas Gift to my neighbors and they raved about it.

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