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no-fail chocolate fudge

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.