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Homemade Fudge

Posted by  ·  October 15, 2017  ·  Last Updated: October 15, 2017

Why I only make homemade fudge at the holidays I will never know. It is so good and easy. My son has been asking for fudge and since it seems like fudge is for special occasions and since we just had a very special occasion –the time was right! So we are celebrating with delicious homemade fudge. You won’t believe how easy it is.

homemade fudge

My son ( who doesn’t want to be on my blog) just graduated 8th grade! I am so proud of him. This kindhearted, athletic, smart, capable, hardworking, caring kid that is always hungry is certainly deserving of fudge!

Homemade Fudge

If you have someone special that could use a sweet treat here is the Kraft Fantasy Fudge recipe I used.

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Homemade Fudge Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup  1-1/2 sticks butter
  • 1 small can 5 oz. evaporated milk (about 2/3 cup) (Do not use sweetened condensed milk.)
  • 1- 12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups  7 oz.  Marshmallow Creme
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

Line a small pan (about 6"X10" or 9" square) with foil. Extend edges of foil over sides of pan and spray with cooking spray. Place sugar, butter and evaporated milk in large heavy saucepan. Bring to full rolling boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 4 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234°F, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat.

    Add chocolate chips and marshmallow creme; stir until completely melted. Add vanilla and mix well.

      Pour immediately into the pan and spread evenly. Let stand at room temperature 4 hours or until completely cooled; cut into 1-inch squares. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature or in refrigerator.

         

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        Line a small pan (about 6″X10″ or 9″ square) with foil. Extend edges of foil over sides of pan and spray with cooking spray. Place sugar, butter and evaporated milk in large heavy saucepan. Bring to full rolling boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 4 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234°F, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat.

        Add chocolate chips and marshmallow creme; stir until completely melted. Add vanilla and mix well.

        Pour immediately into the pan and spread evenly. Let stand at room temperature 4 hours or until completely cooled; cut into 1-inch squares. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature or in refrigerator.

        Fudge!

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        1. Deborah Knowles
          Monday, October 16th, 2017
          Have been making this for years. Has almost always turned out perfectly. I do however rub the butter areoundcthe inside of the pan ( sides ) and it keeps the mixture from sticking to the inside as it cooks. Sometimes if the humidity is high, it takes a little longer to reach 234 degrees.
          • Cindy
            Monday, October 16th, 2017
            Great tips Deborah! Thanks so much for sharing!
        2. Jerry Lyon
          Thursday, December 20th, 2012
          This is the 1st year of making fudge , as my mother allways made me a large box every christmas . She allways made extra for my friends. And would send it from florida to sandiego at any cost . This year she had a stroke and lost her husband in a 3 moth period . I write this with tears in my eyes as i think of her this christmas the fudge tastes and smells just like hers. I've made 6 batches for my family and friends and will be sending some to my mom this year i wish i allso had her blood oranges she would hand wrap and send allso from her own trees. This recipee is so easy to make and tastes soooo good ! As a man of 47. Even i can make it Thanks again . Jerry Lyon
        3. Brandi
          Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
          Thank you for recipe. This recipe was so easy to follow and the fudge tasted amazing, In fact it almost gone and I just made it yestraday. So much for the Fudge making to christmas day :)
        4. Tara Elkins
          Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
          I just made the milk chocolate fudge, it is better than buying it at a fudge store. Thank you!
        5. Monday, January 23rd, 2012
          Who can resist these? Not me:)
        6. Marla
          Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
          I make this recipe in 2 layers. The first layer like your recipe, then substitute peanut butter for the chocolate in the second layer. love it
        7. Saturday, December 17th, 2011
          Just saw this posted on pinterest and have my batch in the fridge cooling right now, can't wait to try it!
        8. The Stuffed Cactus Co.
          Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
          Wow! Looks good. Will have to try it. Thanks for the recipe.
        9. Friday, September 16th, 2011
          I did make this when it was first posted and it was so unbelievably good!!!!! I'm about to go make some more! :)
        10. Diane
          Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
          Your picture looks delicious! I started making this fudge 20 years ago and I too wish I would make it more often. I make this fudge in the microwave. The recipe was in a recipe booklet I got when I bought my Kenmore microwave years ago.
          No need for a candy thermometer.
          Combine sugar, evap milk, and butter in a 4 quart bowl. Microwave on high uncovered for 10 minutes and stir. Microwave another 10 minutes on high. Take out of microwave and stir in choc chips, marshmallow creme vanilla, and nuts. Pour into buttered pan. Cool in refrigerator.
        11. Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
          Thanks so much for the great idea! We're making a batch for my kids teachers as a thank you for all their hard work. Again, you saved the day.
        12. Kimi Jensen
          Thursday, May 26th, 2011
          This sounds yummy, on a side note, I just spent half an hour on your blog trying to figure out who won the mothers day giveaway stuff. Do you just contact winners and don't announce it?
        13. Thursday, May 26th, 2011
          Woah! Looks like my kind of sweet! I'm going to try this! When i read your son doesn't want to be on your blog, i had a good laugh at how you 'covered his eyes'! :D
        14. Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
          I love the blackout on his face. I KNOW my son will ask the same of me all too soon. He's only 7 right so maybe I have a couple of more years? Maybe if I make him fudge?

          Thanks for the recipe.
          : )
          jackie.
        15. Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
          Good request from your son! Seriously, I'm the exact same way and don't even think about making fudge other times of the year. But it's so yummy!
        16. Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
          Try making this fudge with a bag of marshmallows, not the creme and use a bag of kisses instead of the chips. Di. Vine.
        17. Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
          I love his short hair!
        18. Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
          YUM! YUM! YUM! I know why I don't make it during the year, because I would eat too much...guess I could give some away like I do at the holidays huh? Eating fudge feels like a celebration! Nice to read about/see your brilliant son. =) Thanks -
        19. Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
          Great recipe. My son graduated 8th grade last night too. I think I'll make this tomorrow! (already promised him a blizzard after school today!) lol

          come by my blog www.myunentitledlife.blogspot.com like it too please. :)
        20. Tara
          Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
          My MIL uses this recipe...it is "her" fudge...we have changed it up a bit too by using white choc chips and adding pistachios, and cherries...or peanut butter chips instead...we even tried to swirls the mint and chocolate...not an easy task! But YUMMO!
        21. Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
          Wow, this looks so good! I love fudge! Thanks for sharing!