Fudge the easy way. Sweet, rich and delicious.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 -8 or 9 inch square pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line one 8 or 9 inch square pan with wax paper.

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  • In a heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt the chocolate chips with the condensed milk. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped nuts and vanilla extract. Spread mixture evenly into the prepared pan and chill for 2 hours or until firm. Once firm, turn fudge onto cutting board, peel off waxed paper and cut into small squares.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 45.8g 15% DV; fat 18.2g 28% DV; cholesterol 11.1mg 4% DV; sodium 41.6mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (56)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2004
I think this is the easiest fudge recipe ever! Even though the recipe doesn't call for it I add 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1/4 stick of butter to my chocolate chips when they are melting. Seems to make the fudge creamier and softer when it has cooled. I have also tried this by using 1/2 chocolate chips and 1/2 peanut butter chips and have put in unsalted peanuts and have received great reviews! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2003
I read the reviews and thought....maybe I should try it anyway. Well it didn't turn out well. Unfortunately it did turn out just like others. I had a huge mess and it just didn't seem as if the measurements were correct. All the same thanks for the post and the learning experience. Read More
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65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2004
I think this is the easiest fudge recipe ever! Even though the recipe doesn't call for it I add 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1/4 stick of butter to my chocolate chips when they are melting. Seems to make the fudge creamier and softer when it has cooled. I have also tried this by using 1/2 chocolate chips and 1/2 peanut butter chips and have put in unsalted peanuts and have received great reviews! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2001
The amount of semisweet chocolate chips listed in the ingredients has been changed. The recipe now lists 3 cups insted of 1. - The Staff Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2007
I used this recipe without nuts to make truffles...not only does it make great fudge but the texture is perfect for scooping and rolling into balls. This also works as a wonderful base for flavorings and liquers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2005
It is simple easy and good. I don't know what any of the other people who complained about it were doing but they could not have been following the directions correctly as some mentioned maybe they used evaporated milk because this is really simple and one of the first "candies" I ever attempted and had no problems. I've also used low fat and fat free condensed milk with great results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2006
This is the recipe I use when I don't want to go to all the trouble of making "real" fudge. I just melt the chips and cond. milk in the microwave mix in the nuts and vanilla and it comes out perfectly every time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2004
My Father-in-law is an avid fudge maker so wanting to bring a bit of their home to ours for christmas I tried making fudge. My mistake was trying to do it the Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2008
I found this recipe when I needed to use up a can of sweetened condensed milk I'd bought mistakenly. Normally I'm a fan of fudge made with marshmallow fluff but this was nice for something different. I agree with the person who said that it could be used as candy filling -- I may experiment with this base for truffles. Two observations: it works best if you stir constantly and add the chips gradually. Also I was out of wax paper and so I just sprayed the pan with cooking spray and left it in the fridge to chill til the fudge was ready. I was pleasantly surprised by how easily it comes out of the pan! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2008
SUPER easy and SUPER yummy! And sooooo many variations are possible! This has been my stand-by for quite a few years now and I rarely ever make it the same way. I live in a different country so I don't have all of the wonderful options in flavored chocolate chips -- I only have dark chocolate and white chocolate available. That has forced me to become creative though and with great results. Everyone ALWAYS asks me about my fudge and comments on how great it is -- they're so surprised when I tell them how easy it is! I've done everything from your standard Chocolate Walnut to Rum Raisin Coffee & Hazlenut Orange Cream and even a Layered Peppermint fudge (with a festive mint green layer sandwiched in the middle) amongst many others. You can add various nuts candy flavorings liqueurs dried fruits zest etc. to come up with your own fantastic flavors. Have fun and enjoy!:o) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2010
This fudge was very easy to make and will probably satisfy a chocoholics craving. However it's no comparison to real fudge. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2003
I read the reviews and thought....maybe I should try it anyway. Well it didn't turn out well. Unfortunately it did turn out just like others. I had a huge mess and it just didn't seem as if the measurements were correct. All the same thanks for the post and the learning experience. Read More
(6)
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