December 16th, 2015

Favorite Chocolate Fudge

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FAVORITE CHOCOLATE FUDGE — The best creamy chocolate fudge ever! Just like my grandma used to make.

Favorite Chocolate Fudge

I’ve tried a lot of fudge recipes over the years, and if I’m being honest, most of them haven’t been all that great. This really is my very Favorite Chocolate Fudge recipe–just like the kind my grandma used to make!

I’ve even had a lot of bad fudge from candy shops that charge an arm and a leg for it. You know, the stuff that’s dry and crumbly and just not what fudge should be.

I was actually starting to think I didn’t really like fudge. But that seemed crazy! So I started searching for a fudge recipe like the one my grandma made, because I knew it was the smoothest, creamiest fudge there ever was.  

Friends, this is the fudge I should have been making all along. It’s hands-down the best fudge you’re ever going to make.

No, it’s not a 3-ingredient, 5 minute fudge, but it’s not much harder than that. You definitely don’t have to stand over a stove with a candy thermometer stirring for 30 minutes (4 1/2 minutes to be exact).

Trust me, just a tiny bit of extra time and a few more ingredients and you’ve got fudge that’s just about perfect.

Personally, I like mine with nuts, but my family doesn’t, so I usually just leave it plain. But feel free to stir in some chopped nuts at the end if you like!

This stuff really is the best. Just make it! You’ll get rave reviews and requests for the recipe.

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Favorite Chocolate Fudge

Favorite Chocolate Fudge

Preparation 15 min Cook Time 5 min Total Time 20 mins

The best creamy chocolate fudge ever! Just like my grandma used to make.


  • 3 1/2 (4.4 oz.) XL Hershey bars (15.4 oz. total), broken into pieces
  • 2 (12 oz.) bags semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter plus more for buttering pan
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with foil. Butter the foil with about 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a very large heat-proof bowl, combine the Hershey bars, chocolate chips, marshmallow creme and vanilla.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the evaporated milk, sugar and 1/2 cup butter. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 4 1/2 minutes. Pour boiling milk and sugar mixture over chocolate mixture.
  3. Stir vigorously for about 2 minutes until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in nuts, if using.
  4. Pour chocolate mixture into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, or freeze for up to 3 months. Fudge tastes best if brought to room temperature before serving.

Recipe Notes

Total time does not include chilling.

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  1. I haven’t made fudge in years…If i make it…THIS will be the one I make!

  2. I made fudge yesterday and sent it off with my husband to work. I need to make more and was going to try your recipe, and it’s the same, except they have the butter in the bowl with the chocolate mixture! SO good! So easy too! I think I’ll put the butter in the pot like you next time. 🙂

  3. I tried 2 recipes that I had to throw out as it was to dry, this was the third one I tried and it was so creamy and delicious !


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