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Festive Fudge

"This sweet chocolaty fudge is easy to make and makes a great addition to party trays."
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2 h 10 m servings 315 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 pounds)


  • Calories:
  • 315 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 17 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and salt. Remove from heat; stir in nuts (optional) and vanilla. Spread evenly into wax paper lined 8- or 9-inch square pan.
  2. Chill 2 hours or until firm. Turn fudge onto cutting board; peel off paper and cut into squares. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator


  • Peanut Butter Glazed Fudge
  • Omit nuts. Stir 3/4 cup peanut butter flavored chips in with vanilla. Spread in pan and chill as above. For glaze, in small saucepan, melt 1/2 cup peanut butter flavored chips with 1/2 cup whipping cream; stir until thick and smooth. Spread over chilled fudge. Chill. Cut and store as above.
  • Marshmallow Fudge
  • Omit nuts. Stir 2 tablespoons butter in with vanilla. Fold in 2-cups miniature marshmallows. Proceed as above.

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  1. 81 Ratings

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This is a wonderful recipe for those who like candy making but not with all the fuss. I've made it for 20 years-tried snipped, dried cherries, toffee bits or crushed candy canes for the nuts...t...

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Sorry, I didn't like this at all. It was too bitter, and not very creamy like good fudge should be. It was easy enough, and maybe if you make it with at least 1/2 milk chocolate, but I found t...

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This is a wonderful recipe for those who like candy making but not with all the fuss. I've made it for 20 years-tried snipped, dried cherries, toffee bits or crushed candy canes for the nuts...t...

I really like these condensed milk recipes because EVERYONE gets a container of cookies and candy from me during the holidays. I want to share what I have done with these fudges. I add 1/2 of ...

I've been making a virtually identical fudge for several years now, with fat-free condensed milk instead of full strength. My guinea pigs- ahem, friends and family- actually like the reduced fa...

I've been making this fudge with my mom since I can remember! We microwave the chocolate though, it makes it even faster. (Medium heat, 60-70% for about 3.5 minutes)

This is the best tasting and easiest recipe for fudge that I have ever made. I have altered the recipe for mint fudge and amaretto fudge and it turned out wonderfully. My friends can't wait for ...

Excellent recipe. I used 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips, and one cup of milk chocolate chips and it turned out excellent. Rich, creamy and sweet.

Very easy. Perfect for a beginner.

So easy to make and very tasty. My family loved it. We had some other fudge from friends and family given to us for Christmas. The other fudges didn't even compare. This recipe is not too ri...

Amazingly quick and easy fudge that tastes great. I added a bag of toffee bits to the mixture and it came out wonderfully.