Friday, December 9, 2011

Homemade Fudge, Anyone?

I've been making homemade fudge every Christmas since 1974. I know some may think it's cheating but I like the kind made with chocolate chips and marshmallow cream. Why? Because it's easy and I usually have all the ingredients on hand. Not that marshmallow cream is a common kitchen staple but I buy enough when it's on sale each year to get me through.

Easy Homemade Fudge

3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk (NOT sweetened condensed milk)
2 cups chocolate chips (12 oz package)
7 oz jar marshmallow cream
1 tsp vanilla
1cup chopped walnuts

  1. Combine the sugar, butter and milk in a sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted.
  4. Stir in marshmallow cream and vanilla, then beat with an electric mixer for a few minutes.
  5. Stir in chopped walnuts and pour into a lightly greased pan.
  6. Let set until firm, then cut and enjoy!

That's it! And you'll have about 3 pounds of delicious homemade fudge for gifts or to enjoy at home. Merry Christmas!


  1. Crystal, that fudge looks sooo delicious. I do not have the knack for baking desserts, but my daughter does and she loves to bake fudge. I will pass your recipe to her and have her bake us some. Um, um good!

  2. And if you like mint, Loretta, have her substitute mint chips for about 1/2 of the chocolate chips. My favorites are Andes Creme De Menthe baking chips rather than the green chips that are shaped like chocolate chips. Enjoy your fudge!