Saturday, December 11, 2010

Awesome Christmas Fudge!!!

Calling all Chocolate Lovers!
For the last 15 years I've been making this fudge at Christmas~
mind you before that I tried and tried to make fudge
but it always ended up in the was awful!
it just was not the melt in your mouth fudge
that I wanted to make for my family and friends
then one year I received a box of fudge from a friend/co-worker
for Christmas and hounded her until she gave me her recipe and her tips !!
As you can see the recipe card clearly states ...
this is
and definetly the melt in your mouth kind!!
It's addicting and so the reason that I only make it at Christmas!
So here's the recipe and the tips on making it....

1 cup whole milk
4 cups sugar
1 tsp GOOD Vanilla ( it makes a difference!)
1 cup unsalted butter
2+ cups of mini marshmallows
( see on the recipe says 250  marshmallows...???
I use a little over half of the bag...who counts marshmallows???)
1 bag of Semi- sweet chocolate morsels
1 bag of milk chocolate morsels
2- 1 oz squares / cut-up of un-sweetened chocolate
 I use walnuts - but you can use whatever kind you choose and as many as you like
 or you can make it plain
I use a large non-stick pot
Over low heat
dump in the sugar, vanilla, milk  and butter

cut the butter into little chunks
stirring until it's all a blended sugary yumminess...

let this mixture come to a BOIL
Do Not Stir white it is boiling...for about 2 minutes
then TURN OFF the HEAT

Add the marshmallows
stirring until they are all melted and blended in

then add the chocolate
 one variety at a time
stir each one into the mixture until it's all melted and blended in
I start with the unsweetened chocolate ,then semi-sweet morsels
then milk chocolate morsels
( not that it matters...but I've always done it that way)

STIR and STIR some more getting it
really smooth and creamy
(This is also where you can do a taste test ...)
then stir in your nuts!

I use a 1 x 10 x 14 inch fudge pan
( I purchased it at a gourmet kitchen store and it has so been worth it!)
rub the pan with a light coating of butter
then pour your mixture in
 smooth it out with a spatula
Refrigerate the pan for a few hours ( over night is ok too)
until the fudge has hardened
remove from the fridge and let it come back to room temp
( an hour usually does it )
Using a sharp knife cut the fudge into bite sizes ( about 1 x 1)
set the pan back in the frig if it gets too soft
I usually get about 125 pieces in one batch

Get some cute bakery boxes or tins to fill for gifts
I picked up these cute little Santa tins at the dollar store

The fudge comes out of the pan super easy...

If you've never made fudge before...try this recipe
and if your man loves chocolate...surprise him

When I told Mr. sweetie that I was doing a post
on my fudge recipe...
his reponse was
WHAT??? You better not give out that recipe...
I guess he was worried that all of you would try it
and then buy up all the chocolate morsels in the universe
leaving me unable to make fudge for him ever again!
Let me know if you make a batch!!

Linking this recipe to

Fav Christmas Recipe Link Party
Go over and check out all the yumminess!!

Merry Merry!!


  1. Sounds and looks yummy. I make a similar recipe with marshmello creme.

  2. Oh my gosh! That sounds so good! I think with the three different kind of chocolate it would HAVE to be good!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. I promise not to buy up all the chocolate morsels in the universe. :)

  3. I still make the same fudge my mother did with marshmallow creme...isn't that what's called Fantasy Fudge? You are so right about the vanilla...makes a huge difference it it doesn't make me tipsy from added alcohol!

  4. Oh~My~Gosh does that look good! I want a piece! Or two..maybe three. How many before I should be embarrased?
    Beth :0)

  5. Happy Snowy Sunday
    This really looks good Tammy, I am going to try this one. My husband loves fudge so it will be a nice treat for him... now, the big nut debate, I don't think chocolate is worth eating unless it has lots of nuts, my husband on the other hand can't stand nuts... so do I put them in the fudge or leave them out ;)

  6. All I can think right now is...
    Thanks for stopping by & visiting my Vintage Christmas. Here's to making new Wonderful Holiday Memories!!
    Smiles & Candy Canes,

  7. This sounds so good...I have to make it! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. This looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Bookmarked this one for SURE!

    OMG now I'm hungry... damn..and sleepy... not a good combo. I could end up with cereal in my hair.


  10. THIS would have to
    be made THE DAY I
    was planning to give
    it away, or I'd never
    leave it alone.
    xx Suzanne

  11. Love Fudge! I havent made any in a while, I might just have to try this recipe! YUM!

  12. Are you trying to kill me here, or what, Tammy?! I just LOVE fudge... my mouth is watering... I think I'm having withdrawals... lol! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've never made fudge before, but the recipe looks simple enough for even me to make... lol!
    Have a very merry Christmas and happy New Year!
    Jo :)

  13. I think I drooled on my computer a bit. Yum.