Homemade Fudge

One of the recipes I’ve been making the longest is this fudge recipe! I always helped my mom make it at Christmas time as a kid, until I finally got the age where I could do it all myself. It’s decadent and delicious without being over-the-top sweet, if you know what I mean. I’m not typically a fudge girl, but this stuff goes down reaaaal easy.


3 cups of granulated sugar
3/4 cup of butter (1.5 sticks; I use salted)
2/3 cup of evaporated milk
a 12 oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Nestle Toll House chips)
a 7 oz. jar of marshmallow fluff (you’ll use the whole jar, not just 7 oz.)*
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
(optional: add 1 cup of chopped nuts)

*There seems to be more than just 7 oz. of fluff in a 7 oz. jar, so use an entire 7 oz. jar.


Combine sugar, butter, and evaporated milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a rolling boil, stirring regularly. Once in a rolling boil, stir constantly for 5 minutes (still over medium heat). After 5 minutes, remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips. Once chips are melted and it is a smooth consistency, add fluff and vanilla. Stir everything until well blended (you shouldn’t see any of the fluff anymore). Pour into a greased (with butter or spray) pan and let cool. The size of the pan will determine how thick the fudge is – I usually do an 8×10 pan, but you can do a smaller size for thicker pieces.

To serve:

Cut into squares and place in mini cupcake papers.

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  1. 12.19.20
    Betty Nauman said:

    This is the same recipe I grew up with. We also add 1 tablespoon of light corn syrup at the end.

  2. 12.20.20
    Maddie said:

    Question!: do you store in the fridge, or at room temp?

  3. 12.20.20
    Maddie said:

    Hi! Quick question: do you store these in the fridge or at room temp?

    • 12.21.20
      Lauren said:

      I just leave on the counter!

  4. 12.20.20
    Callie said:

    How long do you let it sit before cutting into it?

    • 12.21.20
      Lauren said:

      Until it’s firm to the touch!

  5. 12.21.20
    Mishelle said:

    You should add 2 tablespoons of instant coffee to it! WHOLE different level of flavor!

    Also… if you don’t have fluff, you can substitute 1 1/2-2 cups of mini marshmallows! ❤️❤️❤️

  6. 12.4.21
    Amy said:

    I just finished making this and it turned out 👌🏼! I’ve never made fudge before because I’ve heard it’s so hard to make, but your recipe was not indimidating at all and it is perfect! Have you ever tried experimenting with peanut butter fudge or mix ins other than nuts?

    • 12.5.21
      Lauren said:

      I personally haven’t added anything else, but I would think it would turn out just fine!