5-Minute Fudge

"My favorite is the butterscotch but I have done the chocolate, too and they both turn out great."
photo by Miss Annie in Indy photo by Miss Annie in Indy
photo by Miss Annie in Indy
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  • Mix milk, sugar and salt in a heavy saucepan, over med-high heat.
  • Heat to boiling.
  • Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat, and add other ingredients.
  • Stir until marshmallows are all melted.
  • Pour into buttered 9" square pan.
  • Cool and cut into squares.

Questions & Replies

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  1. markadmussen
    For fudge
  2. markadmussen
    Does anyone know if I can substitute brown sugar for white sugar


  1. rowanarnold
    Novice cookie maker, I was hoping for a good result and was blown away, so easy, I don't deserve the compliments but I'm taking them anyway!! Thank you Paula( let it cool in a Paula Dean baking pan too) We still love you!!
  2. BestTeenChef
    Great, easy and delcious! Instead of putting this fudge into a pan, I put each scoop into a muffin cup and worked very well! I didn't have to worry about cutting, and the servings were perfect! This made a great addition to our xmas tray! Thanks very much for the recipe bert!
  3. Miss Annie in Indy
    Made this as part of a candy dish for a party. I used butterscotch chips and chopped walnuts. Very easy to make, be sure to boil a full 5 minutes. I had never made butterscotch fudge and this was oh so tasty, rich and creamy. Thanks for this winner bert.
  4. ladybug9261
    I see someone had a problem getting theirs to set. What you have done or should I say haven't done, is let it boil or cook for the full 5 minutes. It is similar in making candies, or taffy, it must reach a certain consistency to set. Hope it works next time because this fudge is soooooooooo good.
  5. Sneakers
    While this recipe was delicious, I had a problem getting mine to set. I tried even putting it in the freezer to get cutable but it still came out gooey. Oh well, was still yummy, chewy, but yummy.


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