Easy No-Fail Chocolate Fudge (No Thermometer)

"I have made this many times it's an wonderful easy fudge to make and no a candy thermometer needed, this is rich so a small piece goes a long way, this freezes well:)"
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  • Line a 8-inch square pan with foil.
  • In a heavy-duty sauce pan, combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt; bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Boil stirring constantly for 4-5 minutes (this must be timed nothing less than 4 minutes!).
  • Remove from heat; stir in the marshmallows, chocolate chips and vanilla, stirring vigorously until marshmallows are completely dissolves.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • Pour mixture into prepared foil-lined pan.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Lift from pan (with foil) remove foil; cut in squares.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Glen S.
    Hello my name is Glenn I followed the recipe and then after it was all mixed I put in 15 oz of chopped up bacon that I wiped the grease off of and I let it sit and it just turned out soft any suggestions, I was told it was because I didn't cook the evaporated milk in the sugar to a higher temperature so should I cook it to a higher temperature and any adult supervision would be nice
  2. krismymklady
    Will this set up ok without the marshmallows?
  3. jenniferlynnhall66
    Does it have to be mini marshmallows? I have regular marshmallows, would they work as well?If so how many should I use?


  1. jamie 8371
    Followed the recipe to the letter. Didn't set up right,hard and grainy.
  2. Annette A.
    This is an AMAZING fudge!! This was my third time this week trying to get fudge not to turn out like sauce and was going to give up entirely after this, if it didn't work. I made 3 more after I got home from work! lol Thank you so much for this recipe!!! Family doesn't like nuts so I didn't use that but made chocolate, white choc, butterscotch and dark. Each one was fantastic!
  3. Mud Squirrel
    Crazy good and crazy easy. This was my first attempt at fudge and it worked so well I made another batch
  4. Jackie M.
    It seized when I added vanilla.
  5. maxine w.
    Great! I swirled in peanut butter!



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