no-fail chocolate fudge

by Amy on 29 December 2010

last week, i put out a call for good fudge recipes + had a great response from my foodie friends. for those who have never made fudge, it traditionally calls for close watching + a thermometer to ensure the correct texture + consistency. however, there are shortcut recipes, like this one, that use marshmallow creme. the fudge uses the structure of the marshmallow for support, so a candy thermometer (+ super close watching) are not needed.

while fudge purists generally prefer the traditional method, this is a delicious, easy + failproof option that is great for those who haven’t made fudge before. i have made it both ways, + while i enjoy the traditional method, i was shocked at how quick + tasty this recipe was. it’s a fab addition to a holiday dessert table so if you’re looking for a sweet for your new year’s eve party, this might be it!

no-fail chocolate fudge

adapted from the nashville nosher


2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
7 oz. marshmallow creme/fluff
12 oz. chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
splash of freshly-brewed coffee, cooled to room temperature


line pan with foil + grease the foil.

in large saucepan combine sugar, butter + evaporated milk. bring to a boil over medium heat. stir constantly + boil for 5 minutes. remove from heat. add marshmallow fluff, chocolate chips, coffee + vanilla.

pour into pan. cool at room temperature. cut into squares, then refrigerate until firm.

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1 Sarah December 29, 2010 at 1:57 pm

This looks yummy! We make a bunch of different types of fudge each Christmas and this one is always popular with everyone. It is definitely a great recipe, especially for firsttime candy makers.

2 amy December 29, 2010 at 2:05 pm

i agree! i think fudge is even better when you have a few different kinds to sample. i also made a boozy peanut butter fudge + i still have a spicy chocolate fudge to make. gotta compare + contrast a few different flavors! hope you had a great Christmas. =)

3 Liz December 29, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Love fudge! Do you think could add mix-ins to this like nuts? My kids love their fudge with something mixed in. Thanks!

4 amy December 29, 2010 at 4:56 pm

yes, i think you could definitely something in there. the fudge is very rich when it’s plain (which i actually like) but i think it would be nice to make two batches – one with something mixed in, + one plain. i think it would be great with any type of nuts – almonds, pecans, walnuts all seem like they’d be great! enjoy!

5 Nashville Nosher December 29, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Awesome! so glad you liked it. I’ve made it with peanut butter choc chips as well which is also yummy :)

6 amy December 29, 2010 at 7:04 pm

yay, thanks for the idea about the peanut butter chips! i love a peanut/butter chocolate combination, so that’s a good choice for me. might be nice with some nuts thrown in there, too. thanks again for the idea in the first place. =)

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