Fudge Recipe

My Easy Fudge Recipe is SO creamy, soft, and rich…everything fudge should be! The chocolate is a combo of semi-sweet and milk which pair together for the perfect flavor and melt in your mouth texture!

Old Fashioned Fudge Recipe cubed

This Is The Best Easy Fudge Recipe

Homemade Fudge is one of those simple treats that I generally don’t make except around the holidays. It’s a special treat that we sometimes purchase in candy shops or at the mall. But there is nothing like homemade fudge…it’s fresher (don’t you wonder how long that fudge has been sitting on the shelf in the candy shop?) and it’s usually creamier and more chocolatey!

My Chocolate Fudge Recipe Is A Classic!

This old fashioned fudge recipe is super simple, no candy thermometer necessary, and it always turns out perfectly. There are a few simple techniques to making it with the method, which I will explain below. This fudge stays soft, and is the perfect balance of sweet milk chocolate and just enough semi-sweet to amp up the chocolate factor.

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • room temperature butter
  • chopped milk chocolate (I like to use Hershey’s or Dove)
  • semi sweet chocolate (use a nice quality here, like Guittard or Ghirardelli)
  • Marshmallow Creme (or Fluff)
  • granulated sugar
  • evaporated milk
  • pinch of salt
Chocolate Chips and chopped chocolate in a bowl

How To Make The Best Fudge:

  1. Line a  9×13 pan with parchment paper. You can also use foil or just grease the pan without it. I use parchment because it makes taking the fudge out to cut easiest!
  2. In a large bowl, heat-safe bowl combine the butter, milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, and marshmallow cream mixing as well as you can with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. It’s not necessary to mix this completely.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat stir together the granulated sugar, evaporated milk, and pinch of salt and bring the mixture to a rolling boil, and boil for 4 minutes, stirring very frequently. Make sure to use a deep pan, as the mixture will bubble up and expand.
  4. Pour the hot sugar mixture gradually or in increments into the chocolate mixture. This is the trick of my fudge and why it never gets grainy. Since you don’t heat the chocolate on its own, you never have the chance to scald or separate the chocolate.
  5. Once everything is melted and smooth, pour this right into the prepared pan. If you are adding any mix-ins, add those right before you pour the mixture into the pan. Alternately you can press the mix-ins into the top instead of directly into the warm fudge.
  6. Cover the pan tightly and allow the fudge to set up completely before cutting into squares. At room temperature it will take several hours or overnight for the fudge to set up. Alternately you can place the pan in the refrigerator to set up more quickly.

Variations:

There are tons of ways you can make this fudge unique! Here are a few ideas of mix-ins:

  • Nuts. Pecans or walnuts are a great option. I like walnuts a little more than pecans, only because they are slightly softer and I prefer that texture in fudge!
  • Candy. Most chopped candy will work great in the this recipe, but I like peanut butter cups, Snickers, Peppermint Patties, or even M&M’S!
  • Egg Free Cookie Dough. This is a super fun option if you want to really make a statement with your fudge! Try my Edible Cookie Dough that is both egg-free and has heat treated flour so it’s totally safe!
  • Oreos. Chopping up Oreo cookies or even Nutter Butters or Chips Ahoy is a fun way to add extra flavor!

Can You Freeze Fudge?

A super common question is, “Can Homemade Fudge Be Frozen?” And the answer is yes absolutely! I will say though, I usually never recommend freezing sweets/baked goods for longer than 30 days for best freshness, and fudge will last just about that long in the refrigerator as well!

How To Store Fudge :

So beyond freezing and refrigerating, fudge can absolutely be stored at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Just make sure it’s airtight so it doesn’t dry out.

Homemade Fudge cut on a plate
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Fudge Recipe

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 48 pieces 1x
  • Category Category: Candy
  • Method Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert

Description:

Creamy, chocolate fudge is a classic and this is the BEST recipe!


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature and cubed
  • 16 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 24 ounces semi sweet chocolate (chips or chopped)
  • 7 ounces Marshmallow Creme (or Fluff)
  • 4 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 (12- ounce) can evaporated milk
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Line a  9×13 pan with parchment paper. Coat lightly with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter, milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, and marshmallow cream mixing as well as you can with a wooden spoon. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat stir together the granulated sugar, evaporated milk, and pinch of salt. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil, and boil for 4 minutes, stirring very frequently.
  4. Remove the mixture from the heat and slowly add to the chocolate mixture stirring until smooth.
  5. Pour the chocolate into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  6. Cover the pan tightly and allow the fudge to set up completely before cutting into squares. At room temperature it will take several hours or overnight for the fudge to set up. Alternately you can place the pan in the refrigerator to set up more quickly.

Notes:

Store airtight at room temperature for up to 14 days.

Store airtight in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 30 days.

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Linda
December 28, 2020 10:56 am

When boiling sugar and evaporated milk the milk curdled. What did I do wrong. I’m going to try again because I’m convinced this recipe is worth it. Thank you

Deborah
December 15, 2020 6:28 pm

Can I add peanutbutter blended into the chocolate mixture

Sally
December 14, 2020 10:41 am

Could you use a stand mixer with paddle attachment to incorporate the non-heated ingredients and to pour the heated ingredients into to mix all together before pouring into the 9×13 pan?

D. Smith
December 3, 2020 12:56 pm

Will the addition of peanut butter (Smooth or Crunchy) work okay in this recipe?

Marissa
December 2, 2020 9:12 pm

This looks great! I want to send some treats to my sister in law who is obsessed with Nutella. Would it be possible to make a Nutella fudge based on this recipe? Replace something with it? Or maybe just swirl some in?

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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