No-Fail Holiday Fudge Recipe

No-Fail Holiday Fudge Recipe

Jamie here, I. Love. Fudge.  I won’t lie -  I could sit there and eat half a pan of it.  And I’m not the only one – right?  When you show up at a holiday party with fudge – people act like you just created a miracle – they’re that excited.

For any of you that’ve ever tried to make fudge and failed – I’m going to share a no-fail fudge secret with you… chocolate chips + evaporated milk + marshmallows + butter + sugar.  That’s just about all you need for this go-to recipe for “Famous Fudge” – and I guarantee it won’t disappoint!

And now credit where credit’s due -  I totally stole this recipe straight off the Nestle site.  If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it!  But seriously y’all – it’s so good I just wanted to make sure that all of you know about this:

No-Fail Fudge Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 oz. can Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows (big ones work too)
  • 9 oz.(or 1 1/2 Cups) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • *1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


  1. Line an 8x8" pan with foil
  2. Combine sugar, butter, salt and evaporated milk in a heavy pot and bring to a full boil over medium heat. Stir CONSTANTLY while it boils for 4-5 minutes
  3. Remove from heat and stir in marshmallows, chocolate chips, vanilla, and nuts (optional). Stir quickly until marshmallows melt.
  4. Set in fridge for 2 hours to firm up, lift from pan, and cut into pieces.


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Still got a sweet tooth?  Try our recipe for “Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies” - you’ll gain 10 lbs just smelling all that butter, but insulation is good in the winter – right?

Now – we definitely want to hear YOUR favorite fudge recipe!  Please share it with us in the comments!

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