I never should have done this. I have a major weakness for fudge because it consists of two of my favorite things, chocolate and sugar. So here I sit eating fudge for breakfast at 7:30 in the morning. Where’s my self control people? I’ll admit I don’t have much when it comes to this stuff, which is why I usually only make it around the holidays. I love that my two year old keeps calling it “pudge.” I keep correcting her but it’s a nice reminder that I shouldn’t eat the whole batch :).

Chocolate Fudge. This is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! | Cooking Classy

Whenever I think of fudge, I think of not only how much I love it, but of course of the movie Grinch when all of the Who’s are stuffing the Grinch’s face with fudge (“is that all you’ve got? Is that all you’ve got!?”). How I wish that were me sampling every variety of fudge. I would also love to have one of those hideous light up Christmas sweaters to wear while I’m enjoying my fudge :).

This year I made a classic fudge recipe but I used bittersweet chocolate chips instead of the traditional semi-sweet. You can use whichever you prefer, but with that amount of sugar I thought it would be nice to use a darker chocolate. You can also use any other type of nut you’d like, I think next time I might try salted pistachios.

Try this recipe and you’ll be dreaming about this stuff for life! If you haven’t decided what gift to give to friends, I’m thinking anyone would gladly, and most gratefully accept some melt-in-your-mouth, creamy and deliciously chocolaty fudge. Enjoy!

Chocolate Fudge. This is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! | Cooking Classy

Chocolate Fudge. This is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! | Cooking Classy



Yield: About 20 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk (not fat-free)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)


  1. Line an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil (no buttering necessary) leaving a 2-inch overhang of foil on two sides, set aside. In a heavy bottomed medium saucepan, combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt. Bring mixture to a rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Allow to boil 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, then add chocolate chips and mini marshmallows and stir until well blended. Stir in pecans. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer. Transfer to refrigerator and chill 2 hours. Lift fudge out using foil overhang. Peel fudge from foil and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.
  2. Recipe Source: adapted from Nestle


  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche: This looks just perfect, love those crumbly edges! December 12, 2013 at 3:38pm Reply

  • Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent: I have a major fudge weakness as well. That is part of the reason I haven’t made it yet this year :) December 12, 2013 at 6:23pm Reply

  • Renee@Two in the Kitchen: When it comes to fudge, I am a ‘less is more’ type of gal. This is my type of fudge right here…..smooth chocolate loaded with nuts. YUMMERS!!! December 12, 2013 at 8:38pm Reply

  • Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks: I have a major weakness for fudge too! Yours looks fab! December 12, 2013 at 9:56pm Reply

  • Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness: I love simple this fudge is. It’s just straight up “fudge” no messing around here. This looks perfect and nice and simple! A nice alternative to all the crazy Christmas cookies out there! (not that those aren’t great too!) December 13, 2013 at 5:50am Reply

  • Marta: Oh dear this looks SO yummy! xx December 13, 2013 at 6:00am Reply

  • Mignon: Ugh! Did you have to use the picture with the little nibble out of the corner? Running to the kitchen………. December 13, 2013 at 9:13am Reply

  • MCS Gal: It’s not Christmas without fudge. This recipe sounds really good as well as easy. Looks like it’s time to try a new fudge recipe. December 13, 2013 at 2:44pm Reply

  • Joanne: I don’t have evaporated. Can I subsitute sweetened condensed milk? December 15, 2013 at 11:04am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I probably wouldn’t recommend it. Just maybe you could figure out how much sugar it has (the sweetened condensed) then reduce that amount of sugar in this recipe. I’m just not sure if it would cook a little hotter than the evaporated. December 15, 2013 at 11:33am Reply

  • Joanne: Hi Jaclyn. I just made the chocolate fudge. I also susituted butterscotch for a batch. One question. My husband loves white chocolate fudge. Can I use white chips? And if so, do I need the marshmallows? December 17, 2013 at 7:54am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think that should be just fine, I’d just leave it the same and replace the chocolate chips with the white chocolate. December 22, 2013 at 6:11pm Reply

  • Patty: My fudge is in fridge now. I can’t wait to try it tomorrow. It was easy to prepare, and looked fabulous going into the pan. Jaclyn, you are really bad for my waist line! December 20, 2013 at 5:26pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love it Patty :)! December 22, 2013 at 6:13pm Reply

  • Karyn: This came out perfect, thank you, I haven’t made anything from this site that wasn’t fantastic. January 8, 2014 at 6:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: That is so good to hear! January 11, 2014 at 3:13pm Reply

  • bev: I need a recipe peanut butter fudge just the peanut butter milk sugar and marshmallow creme I can not find my recipe I just can ‘ remember how much of each thing goes in to it does anyone have this recipe it is easy and good . April 25, 2015 at 8:20am Reply

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