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Mom's Fudge Recipe

Mom's Fudge

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"This is such a simple fudge recipe. My mom has made this creamy and yummy fudge since I can remember! Everyone that tries it can't stop eating it! The best thing about it is you can personalize it by mixing in any of your favorite candies."

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Original recipe makes 1 9-inch square pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    2 hrs 20 mins


  1. Combine the chocolate chips, milk, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  2. Line a 9-inch square baking dish with waxed paper; pour the fudge into the dish and smooth into an even layer. Allow to cool until firm, about 2 hours. Cut into squares; store wrapped in plastic or in a sealable container in the refrigerator.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 08, 2009

This is really a great recipe!! The fudge is so smooth and can also use white chocolate or dark chocolate! This recipe is really very flexible. My mom has also used white chocolate and mix in crushed Oreo cookies ....yummmmm! Give it a try you won't be sorry!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 27, 2009

I have returned to edit my review. I have left the original review here, but after waking up from my nap, the one I had melted at low heat had firmed up far better than the higher heat one. It had some congealed fat visible on it, but not as much as I would have expected, and when it was cut up it was not a problem. Still far from my favorite fudge, but the ease of making it makes it worthwhile, I think.>>>>>>> previous review>>>>>I made this with Ghirardelli 60% cocoa chocolate chips. I made two batches. The first seized up s the fat separated from the rest and I ended up with very greasy fudge. I thought maybe medium (I used setting 5 out of 12 settings on my cooktop, so it was a low-medium) was too hot, so I made it on setting 1. It did the exact same thing. I'm not sure what I could do differently, so I think I will use a more traditional recipe next time.


14 Ratings

Aug 26, 2009

Same as my mom's fudge recipe only hers called for 1 teaspoon of vanilla and a little butter if your wanting soft fudge. Love it. Super easy. Sometimes I add nuts.

May 09, 2011

i use my microwave oven to make this recipe. It was the fudge recipe my mom used for years but we do add a tsp or so of vanilla at the end of cooking. I cook for 30 seconds at a time and then mix put back in microwave and re do until all is melted and well incorporated. It is much easier than cooking on stove top which i have been know to scorch from time to time. I then put it in the fridge to get it to set up faster as my family can not wait 2 to 3 hours for it to harden i hope this helps those that have had some trouble

Sep 15, 2009

Very tasty! Simple and quick! My daughter said a 5, but hubby and I didn't think it firmed up as nice as we would have liked. I will do this again, but let it cook a little longer. I hope that may help with firming it up.

Aug 04, 2010

I made this fudge about 4 hours ago adding a cup of walnuts and it STILL isn't set up. It tastes great! I would be okay eating it with a spoon but the wax paper is securely stuck :~(

Dec 24, 2011

I melt 1 16 oz bag of milk chocolate chips and 1 16 oz of butterscotch chips with the condensed milk... really good

Mar 17, 2011

it didn't set up.


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  • Calories
  • 230 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 35 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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