I have had this recipe for years; it makes an especially creamy fudge. Store in a tin box.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
48
Yield:
2 9x9 inch pans
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Butter two 9x9 inch baking pans and set aside.

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  • Place chocolate chips, German chocolate, marshmallow creme, and nuts into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

  • In a 4 quart saucepan, combine sugar, salt, butter, and evaporated milk. Stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil, and cook for 6 minutes.

  • Pour boiling syrup over ingredients in bowl, beat until all chocolate is melted. Pour into prepared pans. Let stand a few hours before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 32.8g 11% DV; fat 8.9g 14% DV; cholesterol 3.6mg 1% DV; sodium 17.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
I made this fudge last year and then again this year. It is really good and even my stepdad who has eaten old fashioned homemade fudge loves it. I noticed that some people have had trouble with it not setting up. I have never had that problem with any of the 4 batches I have made. You have to make sure you dissolve the sugar over low head BEFORE you begin to boil it for 6 min. The dissolving stage may take some time I think it took me about 20 min today. Use your finger to touch some of the mixture on a spoon to test for grainyness. If you feel grains continue stirring to dissolve. Also someone said you need 12tablespoons of butter that is not true at all. I would think adding more butter would make it take longer to set up. It takes about 2.5-3 hours to set up. I put it in the refrigerator to set up then it stays hard at room temperature. Also a hint for measuring the 2 cups of marshmallow creme just use a 7oz jar. It's about 2 cups. That will save you from the sticky mess. Hope this helps a little for those who had poor luck with this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/07/2008
For those of you having problems with the chocolate seizing when you mix it with the sugar/milk/butter - you MUST use butter (or shortening) do NOT use margarine - it contains water and makes chocolate seize every time. Also make sure everything you use is completely dry. I just tried this recipe and used margarine without thinking - and ended up with a huge tough lumpy mess that I had to throw out (what a waste of ingredients!) I'll try again with butter and re-review. Read More
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225 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
I made this fudge last year and then again this year. It is really good and even my stepdad who has eaten old fashioned homemade fudge loves it. I noticed that some people have had trouble with it not setting up. I have never had that problem with any of the 4 batches I have made. You have to make sure you dissolve the sugar over low head BEFORE you begin to boil it for 6 min. The dissolving stage may take some time I think it took me about 20 min today. Use your finger to touch some of the mixture on a spoon to test for grainyness. If you feel grains continue stirring to dissolve. Also someone said you need 12tablespoons of butter that is not true at all. I would think adding more butter would make it take longer to set up. It takes about 2.5-3 hours to set up. I put it in the refrigerator to set up then it stays hard at room temperature. Also a hint for measuring the 2 cups of marshmallow creme just use a 7oz jar. It's about 2 cups. That will save you from the sticky mess. Hope this helps a little for those who had poor luck with this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2007
Awesome! I used a candy themometer and let it reach soft ball before removing from heat; which took just over eight minutes after starting to bubble lightly. Any temp less than soft ball stage will result in a mushier end result. Also never scrape the sides of the pot or it will have grainy chunks in the fudge. Also I put in a 11x13 pan and it was just the right size! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
quick easy and was gobble up in a flash. So much easier than the boiling w/candy thermometer watching for soft ball stage cooling and beating in vanilla and butter. The kids (young and old) just love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2006
For the last 3 years I've been a fudge pariah. Either it wouldn't set up or it didn't taste very good. I tried the recipe with the highest rating and it just tasted like chocolate chips. This recipe was quick and easy to make and as soon as I started dumping it into the pan I could tell it was going to set up just perfectly. Licked the spatula and lo and behold it even tastes good! Nice creamy texture and a very good taste. I will keep looking for that perfect fudge I remember from childhood but for now this one is my favorite recipe. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2007
Wow....too easy!! My first try ever making fudge and turned out soooo good! I cut up and added 6 Snickers candy bars rather than the nuts. This was a complete crowd pleaser...THANKS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2005
This is a wonderful recipe; it makes a very creamy fudge. I used a 9 x 13 pan. I also used the same recipe for peanut butter fudge by substituting one bag of peanut butter chips and one cup of peanut butter for all of the chocolate! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2011
This is a fantastic fudge recipe and I have used this recipe for 40 years (it used to be called Martha Washington Fudge). However I really don't understand the complexity of the directions wanting you to pour the scalding syrup over the chips and in two pans no less. As soon as that 6 minutes of boiling stops take it off the flame incorporate the marshmallow creme and then throw in all the chocolate and stir to melt it all. This fudge sets up quickly as soon as the chocolate hits and the more you mess with it the less attractive it gets (it gets dull). I always use a 9x13 pan and I grease it lightly with butter. Note:dark chocolate chips work beautifully for a richer fudge and sometimes don't use the nuts. I make a pan of plain and a pound of nut and divide it up for Christmas gifts. Note the basic recipe makes a little more than 6 generous pounds of fudge. I always make it for a charity event we have where food is auctioned off and often have people bid up to 25 a pound. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2006
Great fudge but mine is quite stuck to the pan. Next time I think I will use parchment or wax paper to line the pan rather than just butter. Any thoughts on how to get my stuck-on fudge out of teh pan succesfully? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
Excellent recipe. Very creamy. Not boiling the chocolate with the milk and sugar makes all the difference. So easy to make. Hasn't failed me yet! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/07/2008
For those of you having problems with the chocolate seizing when you mix it with the sugar/milk/butter - you MUST use butter (or shortening) do NOT use margarine - it contains water and makes chocolate seize every time. Also make sure everything you use is completely dry. I just tried this recipe and used margarine without thinking - and ended up with a huge tough lumpy mess that I had to throw out (what a waste of ingredients!) I'll try again with butter and re-review. Read More
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