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This wonderful, simple fudge is based off the original Kraft Fantasy Fudge recipe I grew up with. No candy thermometer needed. Perfect results every time.
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4.58 from 7 votes

Classic Easy Fudge

Easy fudge for every occasion.
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 50
Author: Mirlandra Neuneker


  • 1 ½ cups salted butter
  • 1 can evaporated milk 12oz
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 16 oz marshmallows
  • 24 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla


  • Grease a jelly roll pan or a rectangular baking pan with butter (do not use oil or oil spray).
  • In a large heavy bottomed pan over medium heat combine the butter, milk and sugar. Bring to a rolling boil over medium, stirring constantly with a strong, flat spatula.
  • Once it comes to a rolling boil, continue to stir over the same heat for five minutes.
  • Meanwhile put the marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl and cook for two minutes or until they are pretty melted.
  • After five minutes, remove the milk mixture from the stove and add chocolate chips, stirring until melted. Add melted marshmallows, salt and vanilla – beat until well blended.
  • Poor into greased cookie sheet and cool on racks at room temperature. Cut into desired size squares when ready.
  • Store in an air tight container for short term or freeze for longer term storage.


Note on salt: A little salt brings out the flavor of the chocolate and cuts the sweetness just right. The fudge is still sweet and won't be salty. If you are sensitive to salt use 1/8 tsp. If you like foods a bit more salty use 1/4 tsp.
Serving Size: In this recipe a serving is 2oz.