Foolproof Dark Chocolate Fudge

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

With Variations....My mother in law always sends us various flavors of fudge for Christmas. The package can get prety expensive so she gave me the recipes so I could make them myself.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chips with Eagle Brand® and salt. Remove from heat; stir in nuts and vanilla.
  2. Spread evenly into wax paper lined 8x8 or 9x9 inch square pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Turn fudge onto cutting board; peel off paper and cut into squares. Store loosely covered at room temperature.
  4. Notes: Microwave: In 1 quart glass measure, combine chips with Eagle Brand® and salt. Cook on 100% power (high) 3 minutes or until chips melt, stirring after each 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Proceed as above.
  5. Variations:.
  6. Creamy Dark Chocolate Fudge: Melt 2 cups miniature marshmallows with chips and Eagle Brand. Proceed as above.
  7. Milk Chocolate Fudge: Omit 1 (6 ozs.) package semi-sweet chocolate chips. Add 1 cup milk chocolate chips. Proceed as above.
  8. Rocky Road Fudge: Omit 1 (6 ozs.) package semi-sweet chocolate chips, salt, nuts, and vanilla. In saucepan, melt chips with Eagle Brand and 2 tablespoons margarine or butter. In large bowl, combine 2 cups dry-roasted peanuts and 1 (10 1/2 ozs.) package miniature marshmallows. Stir in chocolate mixture. Spread in wax paper-lined 13x9x2 inch pan. Proceed as above.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is the only way I make fudge. I don't like even the stuff from candy stores. I was going to try the marshmallow version and forgot. Will try next time. Great directions - I used microwave. My 9 yo did most of it. I love the idea of lining the pan and lifting it out after chilled. Easy to handle and no pan to clean! LOL

5 5

This same recipe was in our paper last night, and I thought I would try it. I was going to post it, and saw you already did. And so glad you did! This fudge is a breeze to make, and the taste is so smooth and rich. I used the mini chocolate chips, and omitted the nuts, don't care for them in fudge. My boys keep going back for more. I think I will make some more and give for Valentine gifts. Thanks so much for posting.