‘Tis the season! The season for fudge, that is. I have been setting aside vintage fudge recipes I’ve come across all year so that I can do the very difficult job of testing out fudge recipes for you guys!

And because I figured Tom needs a little treat for being such a good sport this year.


This is Magic Chocolate French Fudge!


5.0 from 2 reviews
Magic Chocolate French Fudge
  • 3 cups (18 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • Pinch salt
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup nut meats or mini chocolate chips (optional) (*Ruth's note - I love adding extra chocolate chips!)
  1. In top of double boiler, melt chocolate over hot water; stir occasionally. Remove from heat.
  2. Add sweetened condensed milk, salt, vanilla and nut meats, if used. Stir only until smooth.
  3. Turn into waxed paper-lined 8 inch square pan. Spread mixture evenly and smooth surface. Refrigerate for two hours or until firm.
  4. Turn candy out onto cutting board. Peel of paper, and with a sharp knife cut fudge into serving-sized pieces. Store in airtight container.


This fudge recipe comes from a Borden Eagle cookbook form 1973, but this recipe has been around for far longer than that. Almost every Borden book I have has this recipe in it, and it is probably the easiest fudge recipe I’ve ever seen. Just a few ingredients, no boiling or beating and you have candy!


Lined with wax paper, so my fudge doesn’t stick everywhere!


This probably took about 5 minutes to get to this point. The hardest part was waiting for it to cool in the fridge!



“This is good.”

“Is it?”

“Yep. Very chocolat-y.”

The Verdict: Yummy Chocolate Candy

From The Tasting Notes –

Though not the same texture as boiled fudge, this is good candy. It has a good texture (soft and thick), has a great chocolate flavor and was fast to make. A winner all around!