Foolproof Chocolate Fudge

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This classic and truly foolproof fudge recipe will be a favorite for years to come. Try one of our suggested variations or personalize the fudge by adding your favorite ingredients to the basic recipe. Fudge also makes a great homemade gift to share with family and friends.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with EAGLE BRAND® and salt.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in nuts (optional) and vanilla.
  3. Spread evenly into wax paper lined 8- or 9-inch square pan.
  4. Chill 2 hours or until firm.
  5. Turn fudge onto cutting board; peel off paper and cut into squares.
  6. Store covered in refrigerator.
  7. Notes: Microwave:.
  8. In 1-quart glass measure, combine chocolate chips with EAGLE BRAND® and salt.
  9. Cook on HIGH (100% power) 3 minutes or until chips melt, stirring after 1 1/2 minutes.
  10. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  11. Proceed as above.
  12. Variations:
  13. Creamy Dark Chocolate Fudge:
  14. Melt 2 cups miniature marshmallows with chocolate chips and EAGLE BRAND®.
  15. Proceed as above.
  16. Milk Chocolate Fudge: Omit 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  17. Add 1 cup milk chocolate chips. Proceed as above.
  18. Rocky Road Fudge:
  19. Omit 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, salt, nuts and vanilla.
  20. In saucepan, melt chocolate chips with EAGLE BRAND® and 2 tablespoons butter or margarine.
  21. In large bowl, combine 2 cups dry-roasted peanuts and 1 (10 1/2-ounce) package miniature marshmallows.
  22. Stir in chocolate mixture.
  23. Spread in wax paper-lined 13x9-inch pan. Proceed as above. (Makes about 2 3/4 pounds).


Most Helpful

I have a love hate feeling with this fudge, I love how easy it is to make. I used the microwave directions for milk chocolate fudge. I hate that I have never liked fudge until now. I could get as big as a house eating this stuff. I make fudge every year for my brother, I think he is going to love this version more than my regular recipe, I know I do. I wish I could give this more than 5 stars for ease of the recipe and the taste is fabulous! Thanks so much for posting no more standing at the stove forever making fudge. Thank You, Thank You!

children from A to Z December 04, 2008

Very good recipe. This is the first time I've made fudge. I made it for Christmas gifts and added raisins to the fudge and sprinkled chopped walnuts on top. Thanks for making chocolate easy for a non-chocolate person!

nott December 13, 2007

This is great tasting & so easy. I have been using this recipe for years. You can use white chocolate chips or peanut butter chips or some of the blended (swirled) chocolate and caramel chips for other variations, too. I try to make a few kinds, some with and some without the nuts, each year to put into gift tins or boxes. Makes a great homemade gift and allows for some "leftovers" for the family.

AWinPA December 12, 2007

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