This week we are posting a recipe that we know is an old favorite!

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This is Never-Fail Fudge!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Never-Fail Fudge
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Recipe Notes: We call this Merry Christmas Candy because we have so many holiday requests for this big recipe.
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 4½ cups sugar
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) evaporated milk (Ruth's Note: This is more than one can, now!)
  • 1 cup marshmallow crème
  • 13 oz bar sweet chocolate (like Hershey's) grated (Ruth's Note: Or use Hershey's Chocolate chips!)
  • 24 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. Combine butter, sugar and milk. Boil 5½ mins. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients, except nuts. Beat until well-mixed. Add nuts.
  2. Spoon into buttered pan. Cool until firm, then cut. Makes 5 pounds.

This recipe is a variation on the typical marshmallow/marshmallow fluff fudge recipe that most housewives had in their recipe box. Kraft’s “Fantasy Fudge” is probably the most well-known marshmallow fudge recipe.

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What’s different about this recipe is that it uses less sugar and milk chocolate (or sweet baking chocolate) instead of just the regular semi-sweet chocolate. I originally hadn’t planned to make any fudge that required boiling (this needs a 5 1/2 minute boil), but since you don’t have to monitor temperature OR beat this when it is done, I figured this would still be considered a quick and easy fudge recipe.

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Here’s the mixture after boiling. It smelled awesome!

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This recipe makes a HUGE amount of fudge. Five pounds! So make sure you use a big pan for cooling!

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So, so yummy.

As an added bonus, I was able to cut this up and have enough for all the neighbors to have a substantial holiday plate without having to make extra cookies for filler. Easy!

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“How is it?”

“This is good. This actually tastes like fudge and not like frosting.”

“Finally.”

The Verdict: It’s Fudge! Delicious Fudge!

From The Tasting Notes –

Most “fudge-like” flavor of any of the recipes so far with a good, creamy texture. A sweet and simple fudge, though Tom didn’t care for the walnuts. I liked them, but they aren’t necessary. Leave them out if you aren’t a big nut fan!

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