CARNATION® cooks created this candy recipe in the early '60s. It's one of the first fudge recipes that didn't require a thermometer. It's easy, delicious and is sure to become one of your favourites – it's our most requested CARNATION® recipe!

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Servings:
49
Yield:
49 squares
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Ingredients

49
Original recipe yields 49 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line 8-inch (2 L) square baking pan with waxed paper; set aside

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  • Combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in medium saucepan; bring to rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture starts to thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in marshmallows, chocolate chips, vanilla and nuts (if desired) until marshmallows and chocolate melt and blend.

  • Pour into prepared pan. Chill until set. Cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) squares. Store in refrigerator in sealed container.

Tips:

For variety, substitute 1/2 cup (125 ml) dried fruit, chopped toasted almonds or hazelnuts for the walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

75 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 12.3g; fat 3.1g; cholesterol 2.3mg; sodium 34.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2009
I love this recipe. This is a Christmas must in my home. I've been making this since I was old enough to stir a pot. The not setting up is because of cook time. It needs to be a full boil before starting to time. It will turn a slightly darker color as it gets done. You should measure the marshmallows. I love to make peanut butter fudge. Just replace the choc chips with peanut butter chips and the nuts with 1/2 C peanut butter. It is really good layered with the regular fudge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
I'm so happy to find this recipe again! I used to make it years ago and it's sooo good, not to mention super easy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2010
Good, but I've never really liked fudge with marshmallows, it doesn't taste "real". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2009
Having never made fudge before, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this was! I made one batch with nuts (almonds b/c that's what I had on hand) and one without, and both turned out great! One thing I might change in the future is to use milk chocolate (or half semi-sweet, have milk chocolate) because the semi-sweet just seemed a little too rich for my liking. But the consistency of this fudge was great--creamy enough to melt in your mouth, but solid enough to stick together and cut into pieces easily. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2009
The taste was delicious, but mine did not set correctly. I followed the recipe exactly, but omitted the nuts. I ended up with a tray of gooey chocolate. Too runny to cut, too thick to pour. (We're eating it with a spoon because it is still too yummy to waste!) My question is about the marshmallows. The bag says 10.5 oz. So I used 2 bags, thinking that was the right amount of ounces for 2.5 cups. Should I have measured the marshmallows into measuring cups instead? I probably wouldn't have even used a full bag that way.Does anyone know? Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
I followed the recipe as written but used pecans instead of walnuts. Delicious. I normally don't like fudge but this was excellent and not so sweet as regular fudge.Be sure to use only 2 cups measured of marshmallows not 2 cups equivalent in ounces. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2009
Amazing! I poured over all the recipes and decided on this one because it was the closest to what I rembered making 2 years ago. I used mini marshmallows and measured them. I followed the recipe exactly and aside from some serious stirring, it was easy. I am going to attempt to double it next time. I also omitted nuts because my family doesn't care for them. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/24/2009
didn't set up for me. i boiled for 10 mins. should have used a candy thermometer. taste great though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
These turned out excellent, nothing but compliments! Thanks! Read More
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