This tried and true, old fashioned recipe for Never Fail Fudge won’t ever let you down. It turns out perfectly rich and creamy each and every time you make it.
Isn’t it crazy to think that the holidays are just right around the corner? Once that happens, you will see all sorts of recipes for fudge. But I am here today to save you from all of those other unnecessary fudge recipes. I have you covered with this old fashioned Never Fail Fudge Recipe – and it’s the last you’ll ever need.
Sure – it sounds like I am boasting, and maybe I am a little bit. But it really is that good. And those people tell you that you can only eat fudge at Christmastime, you don’t need that negativity in your life anyway .
This recipe here turns out perfect every. single. time. I can attest to that because I have made it a lot.
I received free sugar from Imperial Sugar in exchange for writing this post. All opinions are my own.
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This post is my final chocolate recipe share this week for our group #Choctoberfest . It’s been a delicious week FULL of chocolate recipes and I decided to save this luscious fudge for last.
WHAT IS CHOCTOBERFEST?
#Choctoberfest is an annual recipe-sharing event. As I mentioned, I’m joining other food bloggers from around the world to create delicious chocolate recipes. This year, over 70 bloggers are joining together for a week full of chocolate cakes, pies, cookies, puddings, tarts, candies, and more. You can follow along by searching for the hashtag #Choctoberfest on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.
We also have some awesome sponsors, who make #Choctoberfest possible every year. Our sponsors have banded together to put together a delicious prize pack worth over $400!
Imperial Sugar has graciously donated a $100 Nordic Ware Gift Card and 40 Pounds of Granulated Sugar.. They are currently hosting their annual Scary Scramble, featuring delicious fall-inspired recipes using Imperial Sugar’s high-quality sweeteners. Imperial Sugar has been a kitchen staple for over 175 years!
Check out what you get in the rest of the prize package, and enter to win RIGHT HERE!
For this fudge recipe, I used Imperial Sugar. They are always a generous sponsor of this event. Look at the fun measuring cups and baking mat they sent, in addition to a good supply of sugar.
Ingredients in Never Fail Fudge:
- cream, milk
- marshmallow cream
- chocolate chips
- nuts if desired
In a saucepan over medium heat cook sugar, butter and cream until it reaches medium soft ball stage – 236 degrees F. Be patient. It takes about 30 minutes. Watch closely and stir frequently. Don’t be surprised when it bubbles up. It’s fun! Kind of like a science experiment!
In the past, I have always used an old candy thermometer. They are so NOT user friendly. This year, life got easier when I used my Thermapen Mk4 . I had no idea that a thermometer like this, that I typically use for meat, would work so well with candy. It’s amazing because it reads almost instantly.
There was no trying to rig the little clip on the side of the pan, make sure it wasn’t touching the bottom, but was in the candy far enough to read…blah blah blah. Every once in a while I stuck it into the candy mixture to test the temperature. When it read 236 degrees, I removed it from the heat.
Have your marshmallow cream and your semi sweet chocolate chips ready to go in.
Stir the chips and marshmallow cream into the warm mixture.
From here you will pour it into a 9×13 pan, lined with buttered parchment paper.
Spread it evenly in the pan. Chill until set.
Pull up on the ends of the parchment paper and transfer the fudge to a cutting board to cut into squares. I got about 63 pieces of fudge, but I didn’t cut them super small. You could cut them quite small and it would go a long long way.
This fudge can be made ahead and frozen. It also travels really well. I box it up and place sheets of waxed paper in between the layers.
^LOVE IT? PIN IT!^
Like I said before, fudge isn’t just for Christmas. I decided to show you just how easy it is to make it for all sorts of holidays.
(my personal favorite) Valentine’s Day Fudge!
Changing up the sprinkles for holidays makes that all pretty easy. Plus, it gives you an excuse to eat fudge year round! 😉
Speaking of fudge, I have several other fudge recipes right here. Nothing like this. but that gives you all sorts of options, right?
An Affair from the Heart Fudge Recipes:
- Eggnog Fudge
- Grinch Fudge (white chocolate fudge)
- Mint Fudge
- Snickers Candy Bar Fudge
- Caramel, Toffee, Pecan Fudge
- York Peppermint Patty Fudge
I hope that you have enjoyed these Choctoberfest recipes! Be sure to enter the giveaway today – It closes tomorrow!
What do you say we get to the recipe for this Never Fail Fudge?
- 3 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 (7 ounce) container marshmallow fluff
- 1 (12 ounce) package semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup nuts, optional
- Line a 9x13 baking dish with buttered parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a good sized sauce pan, heat butter, sugar, milk and cream. Stir frequently and watch closely. When temperature reaches 236 degrees F (medium soft ball stage) remove it from the heat.
- Stir in marshmallow fluff and chocolate chips until smooth.
- Spread into prepared pan.
- Chill for a couple of hours in the fridge, until set.
- Remove by lifting the edges of the parchment. Remove paper and cut into squares. Store in a cool place. Can be frozen in an airtight container.
Freezes and ships well.
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Serving Size:2 pieces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g