Chocolate Fudge Recipe

This chocolate fudge recipe is smooth, rich, and perfect for any occasion or party! Easy to make and even better than any you could purchase!

Stacked pieces of chocolate fudge the top piece has been bitten.

This is seriously the best chocolate fudge recipe. Ever. It has been in my family for years and my dad always makes it during the holidays. It isn’t the typical recipe with sweetened condensed milk, it takes slightly more effort but it is seriously worth every minute.

This chocolate fudge recipe is smooth, rich, and perfect for any occasion or party! Easy to make and even better than any you could purchase!

The recipe happens in three easy steps. The first step is really just dumping the chocolate chips, butter, and marshmallow cream together. I always recommend getting the best quality ingredients you can for making candies, it really matters!

This chocolate fudge recipe is smooth, rich, and perfect for any occasion or party! Easy to make and even better than any you could purchase!

This chocolate fudge recipe says to bring the milk and sugar to a rolling boil, that means the boil doesn’t stop even when the mixture is being stirred. After it’s boiling comes the hardest part of this recipe – waiting and stirring while the sugar and evaporated milk boil! If your stovetop gets super hot and takes a while to cool down when you turn down the heat, I recommend having two burners on, one for getting the mixture boiling and then one on lower heat for continual boiling.

This chocolate fudge recipe is smooth, rich, and perfect for any occasion or party! Easy to make and even better than any you could purchase!

Also…use a bigger pot than I did in the video. Hi. My name is Alli, and I’m a food blogger.

Ahem.

After the mixture is boiled, you simply pour it onto the chocolate chips, butter, and marshmallow cream and stir until it’s smooth.

 

This chocolate fudge recipe is smooth, rich, and perfect for any occasion or party! Easy to make and even better than any you could purchase!

And again, if you’re a pro like me, you try to remove it from the pan way too soon and create a bunch of crinkles in the top because you want to finish your video and eat some.

Hi. My name is Alli and I’m a food blogger.

So when you do it the right way {like…maybe follow the chocolate fudge recipe} yours will be smooth on top.

Slice and enjoy!! It’s seriously better than anything I’ve eaten from a store. You can add anything you’d like: nuts, peppermint, sprinkles, anything you want!

Stacked pieces of chocolate fudge the top piece has been bitten.

Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 9x13 pan
Calories: 10725 kcal

This chocolate fudge recipe is smooth, rich, and perfect for any occasion or party! Easy to make and even better than any you could purchase!

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Ingredients

  • 18 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 5 oz marshmallow cream see note
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 12 oz evaporated milk 1 can
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups nuts chopped (optional, see note)

Instructions

  1. In a heatproof bowl, combine chocolate chips, butter, and marshmallow cream. Set aside. 

  2. In a large (see note) saucepan, combine evaporated milk and sugar. Stir until well mixed. 

  3. Heat to a rolling boil (see note) and continue to boil for 6 minutes, stirring continuously. 

  4. Pour over chocolate chips, butter, and marshmallow cream. Stir until smooth and no more lumps remain. 

  5. This should be done as quickly as possible to avoid the fudge starting to set. 

  6. Add vanilla and nuts (if desired) and stir until combined. 

  7. Pour into a greased or lined 9x13 pan. 

  8. Refrigerate overnight, or at least until set (about 4 hours).

Recipe Notes

A standard can of marshmallow cream is usually 7 ounces, I don't worry about measuring it. I get the majority out of the can and leave whatever is left, which is close to 2 ounces. 

Nuts are obviously optional and can be replaced with whatever mix-ins you like (chopped peppermint, cherries, etc.)

 Use at least a 3-quart saucepan for the evaporated milk and sugar mixture to avoid boiling over. 

A rolling boil is when the mixture is boiling and doesn't stop when stirred (reference video). 

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Fudge Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 10725 Calories from Fat 4815
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 535g 823%
Saturated Fat 216g 1080%
Cholesterol 373mg 124%
Sodium 1283mg 53%
Potassium 6503mg 186%
Total Carbohydrates 1432g 477%
Dietary Fiber 79g 316%
Sugars 1207g
Protein 130g 260%
Vitamin A 79.4%
Vitamin C 9.9%
Calcium 153.4%
Iron 274.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This chocolate fudge recipe is smooth, rich, and perfect for any occasion or party! Easy to make and even better than any you could purchase!

6 Comments

  • Reply
    Kathy
    November 27, 2017 at 4:47 PM

    This fudge is simple to make and absolutely delicious. Smooth as silk!

    • Reply
      Alli
      November 27, 2017 at 5:22 PM

      Thanks, Kathy!! I’m so glad you liked it.

  • Reply
    Julie
    November 27, 2017 at 11:23 AM

    Yum. I love chocolate:)

    • Reply
      Alli
      November 27, 2017 at 4:22 PM

      Me too!

  • Reply
    Cheryl
    November 25, 2017 at 1:42 PM

    My mom made this fudge every Christmas. Was my Dad’s favorite, truth be told-he never realized she switched from the traditional method of making fudge to this! 😀 She recently passed & we couldn’t find her recipe. As soon as I saw this one I recognized it. Thanks so much – we will carry on with the tradition.

    • Reply
      Alli
      November 25, 2017 at 4:40 PM

      I’m so glad you came across this recipe, Cheryl!! I love that you will be able to carry on her tradition. This is one of our family traditions as well. Have a Merry Christmas!!

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