Classic Chocolate Fudge
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Traditional Chocolate Fudge that is silky, smooth and the perfect fudgy consistency. A family holiday tradition that you can share with neighbors and friends.
Recipe type: Holiday Candy
Serves: 25
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ⅔ cup evaporated milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 heaping cup chocolate chips, I like milk chocolate
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup nuts optional
  1. Butter a 9x9 dish and set it aside.
  2. Combine sugar and evaporated milk in a medium sized sauce pan.
  3. Before turning it on prep other ingredients and put them near by so they will be easy to access once sugar mixture is finished boiling.
  4. Turn stove to medium high and bring evaporated milk and sugar to a boil stirring constantly. Once it is at a full boil set timer for 5 minutes, turn heat down slightly but keep it at a full boil and stir constantly. Make sure you are stirring all the way to the bottom of the pan and being thorough.
  5. After five minutes remove from heat and quickly add the remaining ingredients. Butter, chocolate chips, marshmallows, vanilla and nuts if desired. Stir briskly until everything is blended together.
  6. Pour into prepared 9x9 pan. Don't scrap the grainy looking top edges of the fudge into the pan, scrap that little bit out onto a separate plate or just leave it in the pan.
  7. (If you want to do it like me and only put nuts in half, do that now by sprinkling them onto half of the fudge and then gently using your finger or a butter knife to press them down into the fudge.
  8. Let fudge cool completely before cutting and serving. You can let it cool for a few hours on the counter or to speed things up put it in the fridge.
  9. Fudge will stay good for up to 2-3 weeks if kept in an airtight container or Ziploc bag in the fridge.
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at