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Festive Fudge Recipe

Festive Fudge

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"This sweet chocolaty fudge is easy to make and makes a great addition to party trays."

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  • PREP

    10 mins

    2 hrs 10 mins


  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
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  • 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

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...tried orange, peppermint or coffee extract instead of vanilla... You really can't go wrong!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2004

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 the taste terrible. There has got to be better recipes out there.


81 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

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 a 7 ounce container of marshmallow creme. If you try it, you will never use the original recipe again.

Sep 09, 2006

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 fat version better, since it's not so rich as to prevent you eating a second piece! I like to use Ghirardelli chocolate chips for extra yummy chocolate flavor. Also, I pour the fudge into a loaf pan; this makes the fudge block a bit easier to handle and takes up less fridge space. Be warned, once you make this fudge for Christmas, everyone and their cousin is going to want a batch!

Aug 05, 2006

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)

Dec 16, 2006

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 the Christmas fudge I make for them.

Nov 08, 2005

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.

Oct 07, 2005

Very easy. Perfect for a beginner.


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

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

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