Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

I clipped this recipe from a December 1983 issue of The Charlotte (NC) Observer, which was running a contest to see who made the best fudge. This recipe won in the "Plain Chocolate Fudge" category (no additives such as nuts). I made this for presents at the holidays and now my grown kids are making it for gifts themselves. I buy disposable aluminum pans approx 5x8-inch so I can just wrap them up and give them as gifts. This recipe makes three pans-full.... or two 8x8-inch pans of fudge.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 946.36 ml sugar
  • 236.59 ml whole milk
  • 4.92 ml vanilla
  • 236.59 ml butter (no margarine)
  • 25 large marshmallows, cut in quarters
  • 56.69 g unsweetened chocolate squares, cut up
  • 340.19 g semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 326.01 g milk chocolate chips


  1. Butter two 8x8-inch or three 5x8-inch pans.
  2. In a large heavy pot (I use a dutch oven size pot), mix together sugar, milk, vanilla, and butter; stir to mix.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Then let boil for 2 minutes, not stirring.
  5. NOTE: You need to move quickly during the next couple of steps so have the marshmallows and chocolate squares cut up and cut open the bags of chocolate chips.
  6. Turn off heat but leave pot on the burner.
  7. Add marshmallows, quickly stirring until melted.
  8. Add each chocolate separately in the order listed in the recipe, quickly stirring until melted.
  9. Pour into prepared pans.
  10. Let cool.
  11. Fudge tastes better each day --- if it lasts!
Most Helpful

If you are like me and don't have good luck with fudge, try this. I have been trying for years to come up with just the right taste and texture and this is the one. It's easy, fairly fast, and makes a big batch (plenty for gift giving!). As for you Impera Magna, this isn't the first of your recipes that I've tried and liked, so thank you once again. UPDATE: Here we are almost Christmas 08 and I still LOVE this recipe. It always comes out creamy, soft (not crumbly) and last year after all the fanfare was over I realized I made 5 batches! Needless to say everyone LOVED it.

pies & cakes & cookies ohmy! November 08, 2008

This is the recipe I've been searching for!! It's perfect!

jscott3509 December 26, 2009

Most definately 5 stars! This fudge truely lives up to its name. And the best part it was so easy. I followed the recipe exactly. It came out so nice, it set up nice, was creamy, great texture. And a super rich chocolate taste. Check it out chocolate lovers. I love that it doesn't have any nuts in it, though I am sure you could just as easily add them if you like. I have already given a batch as a gift. It was very well received! I am giving another batch tomorrow as a gift. It does get better as it sits, but I don't think it will last too long in our house. LOL I am not a great fudge maker, but this recipe worked so well for me. It is a keeper. I am so glad you clipped this recipe so many years ago. And so glad you posted it here. Thank so much.

Aunt Paula December 08, 2008