Homemade Fudge Fit For The Holidays

November 2nd, 2020 by

A pile of chocolate fudge with crushed candy cane on top. The fudge is sitting on a white, red, and green-striped holiday plate.

The holiday season is just around the corner, and this is the perfect fudge recipe to snack on all season long! Keep it around to munch on while you prepare special family dishes, wrap presents, and enjoy time with your family!

Tools

Surprisingly, making your own fudge at home only requires a few tools that you probably already have in the kitchen:

  • 3 qt. heavy pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan

Ingredients

One of the most magical things about baking is how a few simple ingredients come together with a little heat and mixing to make a delicious treat. For homemade fudge, you’ll need:

  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups good-quality semi-sweet chocolate
  • 7 oz jar marshmallow fluff
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

First, spray your baking pan with non-stick spray, line with parchment paper, and spray with non-stick spray again. Set the pan aside. In the 3 qt. pot, combine the sugar, butter, and evaporated milk, using a wooden spoon to stir over high heat until the butter melts. Bring the melted mixture to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. As soon as a rolling boil is reached, reduce the heat to medium heat and allow it to boil for five minutes, stirring constantly. After five minutes, remove the mixture from the heat and add the chocolate chips, stirring until completely melted and homogenous. Next, add the marshmallow fluff and vanilla, mixing until homogenous again. Pour the fudge into the pre-prepared pan immediately and allow to cool completely before slicing. The fudge can be stored covered on the counter for several days.

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Variations

Fudge is very easy to customize to your family’s tastes. For example, you could use milk, white, or very dark chocolate if you prefer. You can also add in a variety of extra mix-ins for additional flavor and texture such as:

  • Crushed cookies
  • Crushed candy canes
  • M&M’s
  • Peanut butter
  • Almond butter
  • Toasted pecans
  • Toasted walnuts

Will you be making this easy chocolate fudge recipe this year?

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