Fudge Recipe - {The Classic Six Minute Fudge} (2024)

Fudge is such a classic recipe – and it’s a great present to give (or get). Whether you’d like to make fudge just for the holidays or any time of year, this classic recipe from my friendRichellais one that can’t be beat.


Before we get to the recipe, I just love her story:

My fudge recipe is special, I think. My mother’s family has lived in Kansas for many generations, and I inherited a few old Kansas cookbooks. My fudge recipe comes from one of those cookbooks. The body of the cookbook is long since lost, so I don’t know the name of the book; all I have is one yellowed and tattered page. The name of the recipe is Mamie’s Fudge, and under the recipe name is this note: “She made this to woo Ike.” Yes, indeed, this recipe originated with Mamie Eisenhower. President Eisenhower was from Abilene, Kansas, and Kansans proudly claim this family as their own. Just imagine sweet young Mamie Doud making this fudge for her sweetheart! This fudge recipe is easy, too: it requires no special equipment, not even a candy thermometer. If you’ve never made candy before, this would be a great place for you to start.

Mamie’s Fudge Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 ounces (3 bars) German sweet chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 7-ounce jars marshmallow creme
  • 2 cups chopped nuts

Directions

  • Butter a pan – 9 x 13 pan works well for thick candy; a small sheet pan is good for slightly thinner candy.
  • Place semi-sweet chocolate, German sweet chocolate, marshmallow creme, and chopped nuts into bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine sugar, salt, butter, and milk in heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Set timer for six minutes. Boil, continuing to stir, for six minutes, no more. Remove from heat and pour immediately over chocolate mixture; stir until all the chocolate bits are dissolved.
  • The mixture will look pretty disgusting for a moment, but you’ll soon be rewarded with the delectable aroma of those chocolates and the look of smooth, satiny fudge. Pour into buttered pan. If you can bear to wait, let stand one hour before cutting.

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Six Minute Fudge

CourseDessert

CuisineAmerican

Keywordchocolate fudge, easy fudge, fudge, six minute fudge recipe

Servings 6 pounds

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2cupssugar
  • pinchof salt
  • 2Tablespoonsbutter
  • 12ouncecan evaporated milk
  • 12ouncessemi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12ounces3 bars German sweet chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 7-ouncejars marshmallow creme
  • 2cupschopped nuts

Instructions

  1. Butter a pan – 9 x 13 pan works well for thick candy; a small sheet pan is good for slightly thinner candy.

  2. Place semi-sweet chocolate, German sweet chocolate, marshmallow creme, and chopped nuts into bowl. Set aside.

  3. Combine sugar, salt, butter, and milk in heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Set timer for six minutes. Boil, continuing to stir, for six minutes, no more. Remove from heat and pour immediately over chocolate mixture; stir until all the chocolate bits are dissolved.

  4. The mixture will look pretty disgusting for a moment, but you’ll soon be rewarded with the delectable aroma of those chocolates and the look of smooth, satiny fudge. Pour into buttered pan. If you can bear to wait, let stand one hour before cutting.


The fudge costs about $13 per batch, which seems like a lot, but it makes more than six pounds. Gourmet shops usually cost$15 per pound and up – and this is 100 times better.

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About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a co*cktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.

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Comments

  1. Fudge Recipe - {The Classic Six Minute Fudge} (9)stephaniegiese says

    This looks yummy! Last year I cheated and made 2 minute chocolate peanut butter fudge and it was a big hit. Nobody could tell the difference.

    All you need is 1 can of chocolate cake frosting (not whipped) and one can of peanut butter.

    Heat the frosting in a glass bowl in the microwave for 1 minute, stir, add the peanut butter, heat for another minute, and stir again.

    Pour it into a greased pan and refrigerate it over night.

    It sounds crazy, but I made it for everyone and packaged it in tins from the dollar store and it was a big hit!

    In other news, I mentioned you today on my blog. http://binkiesandbriefcases.blogspot.com/2010/07/money-diet-christmas.html

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    • Fudge Recipe - {The Classic Six Minute Fudge} (10)Sheila says

      A can of peanut butter??

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      • Fudge Recipe - {The Classic Six Minute Fudge} (11)Sheila says

        Disregard!! Apologies, just saw you changed it to a cup

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        • Fudge Recipe - {The Classic Six Minute Fudge} (12)Gina Luker says

          No worries Sheila 🙂

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  2. Fudge Recipe - {The Classic Six Minute Fudge} (13)stephaniegiese says

    oops, I meant one cup of peanut butter.

    Reply

  3. Fudge Recipe - {The Classic Six Minute Fudge} (14)La says

    I think I just gained 10 pounds..the yummy way! La

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  4. Fudge Recipe - {The Classic Six Minute Fudge} (15)Sassy Sites! says

    I love your blog! I featured you today over at Sassy Sites! Come by and grab a button!! 🙂

    -Marni

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  5. Fudge Recipe - {The Classic Six Minute Fudge} (16)MosaicMagpie says

    What a yummy sounding treat! I am going to try it.
    Debbie

    Reply

  6. Fudge Recipe - {The Classic Six Minute Fudge} (17)Denise says

    This sounds so yummy, I will have to bookmark it and try it this Christmas… thanks Richella 🙂

    Reply

  7. Fudge Recipe - {The Classic Six Minute Fudge} (18)Paula says

    Does that not sound good??? Yum!!

    Reply

  8. Fudge Recipe - {The Classic Six Minute Fudge} (19)Melanie says

    Sounds delish! And I love Richella:)

    Reply

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