The Best Bad-For-You Fudge Ever

by Merissa on December 2, 2014

in Recipes

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I've been trying to make goodies to make over to the neighbors but for some reason everything seems to be disappearing before I can even get it on the plate. So last night I was in the kitchen until late getting a bunch of stuff made! This fudge recipe is easy, only a few ingredients and so yummy. You could even try adding in marshmallows or topping it with various candies. Be creative! Or just eat it.....:)

Best Fudge Recipe

What you need:

  • 1/2 c. cream
  • can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 c. chocolate chips(I used milk chocolate)
  • 4 squares unsweetened chocolate(4 oz)
  • vanilla extract


In a sauce pan, warm the cream and the sweetened condensed milk. Stirย continuallyย and do not boil.


Once the milk mixture is warmed almost to the boiling point, remove it from the heat and add in the chocolates. Stir well. Return to heat to make sure all the chocolate had melted and is smooth and creamy.


Pour into a very well greased pan or a pan lined with wax paper or tin foil. Let it cool overnight or for several hours until it's set up.


Yum. Chocolate. Yum.
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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jeana December 23, 2011 at 2:23 pm

My four year old daughter and I just whipped up a batch of fudge…and are licking the bowl clean. We can’t wait for the fudge to cool! Thanks for sharing another awesome recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚


2 Robby November 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

How much and when do you add the vanilla?


3 Merissa November 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Add 1/2 t. after you remove it from the heat.


4 karen November 12, 2012 at 8:34 pm

ok so what did I do wrong, followed directions to a T and let it set overnight and still not solid, really have to put it on spoon to try to eat it, can not pick up wit fingers


5 Merissa November 12, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I’m not sure Karen. If all the instructions were followed it should have turned out. Did you use any different ingredients?


6 Amanda Murphy December 25, 2013 at 3:01 am

More then likely you didn’t heat it to the right temp. Another thing to remember about fudge that I learned from my Grandmother is “Low and slow” so don’t try to do it on high heat it will not work. Hope this helps!


7 Ginny July 1, 2015 at 1:10 pm

So if your fudge doesn’t set up it is most likely due to the weather. If the barometer is low you should not make candy of any kind. Wait until a sunny day for fudge making. ๐Ÿ™‚


8 cheryl December 5, 2012 at 1:17 pm

do you use heavy cream??

thank you


9 Merissa December 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Yes, this recipe uses heavy cream or whipping cream.


10 Jenn October 10, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Can I ask what size of condensed milk you used?


11 Merissa October 11, 2013 at 6:37 am

12 ounces.


12 Jen S December 4, 2013 at 11:32 am

How could I adapt this to make different flavors? If I add peanut butter will it change the consistency?


13 Lisa December 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Thanks for sharing. Reminds me of my Grandmothers fudge recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚


14 sandra smith December 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm

You cannot substitute cream or anything else for sweetened condensed milk. Borden’s is the most popular brand of sweetened condensed milk.


15 Renee Rogers December 4, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Do you let it cool at room temp on the kitchen counter, or do you put it in the fridge to cool?


16 Merissa December 5, 2013 at 8:01 am

You could do either, but putting it in the fridge will speed up the process! ๐Ÿ™‚


17 lynn December 5, 2013 at 1:36 am

Hi, I live in the UK, I have just been reading your wonderful fudge recipe, can you tell me if your measurements are I cup sizes, we use metric sizes here, and I didn’t want to add too much or too little, thank you. Lynn.


18 Merissa December 5, 2013 at 8:00 am

Yes, these are all in cup sizes.


19 Amanda G December 22, 2013 at 12:42 am

Thank you for sharing this, I have been looking everywhere for a fudge recipe that didn’t have marshmallow cream in it!!!!


20 Elise December 24, 2013 at 11:28 am

Oh… Fudge, how I love thee…

But I gotta ask about the serving plate… Is that a flattened blue mason jar? Because it is way. too. cool.


21 Merissa December 24, 2013 at 11:33 am

It is! I found it on Etsy several years ago ๐Ÿ™‚


22 Heather Johnson December 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

I am interested in the dish you have your fudge on. Is that a melted mason jar? Did you make that or find it?


23 Merissa December 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Yes it is! I found it on Etsy a couple years ago.


24 Bernice Valerio September 13, 2014 at 11:28 am

Disappointed it did not include nuts. The fudge looks attractive &
yummy, but somehow, disappointing without nuts


25 Sarah @ Sarah's Kitchen December 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm

I guess that title wasn’t a lie ๐Ÿ˜‰ It looks incredible!


26 Alicia Owen December 4, 2014 at 7:38 am

Mmm, fudge. Seems like a pretty simple recipe, too! I like simple. ๐Ÿ™‚


27 Janeen December 8, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Cream and chocolate? I’m sold! Making this tonight.


28 Merissa December 9, 2014 at 8:01 am

Enjoy Janeene!


29 Rachel @{i love} my disorganized life December 9, 2014 at 9:21 am

This looks fabulous!


30 Joy @ Yesterfood December 11, 2014 at 6:25 am

Merissa, this does look VERY good. We always have fudge at Christmas, and I love trying new recipes for it. One year I tried an amazing peanut butter fudge with chocolate topping….and could never find the recipe again. So I am pinning yours to make sure I have it on hand! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! โ™ฅ


31 Jill December 14, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Oh my…. yum!!!!
Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!


32 Dot Kennedy December 22, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Hi, This sounds so simple will be making it this afternoon, so fingers crossed. (First attempt at fudge.)


33 Janet February 22, 2015 at 11:24 am

So glad to run across this!! I made the marshmallow cream kind for 25 years, but haven’t had fudge since we went organic a few years ago. Thanks!


34 SusanAnn Sheidy July 24, 2015 at 6:48 pm

I added chopped cranberries soooooooo good. Will make for Christmas it will be pretty for neighbors gifts.


35 Maria Shea November 27, 2015 at 10:07 am

When people ask questions about your recipes that are things you have obviously left out – such as amounts or sizes of ingredients. It is the courteous thing to do to not simply answer the commentor who posed the questions in the comment area, but also to actually go in and fix your mistake in the ingredients and/or directions part of your recipe. i cannot believe the number of people who post recipes and do this, never thinking to actually correct such things so still others won’t come along with the same questions, having to read through everyone else’s comments and your answers (possibly) to find out what you SHOULD have already fixed when someone initially pointed it out to you. Thank you for your courtesy and consideration to your readers.


36 Merissa November 27, 2015 at 10:58 am

Maria, I’m sorry that you have had trouble. Please be aware that we do go in and fix recipes if needed and as far as comments go…it would be impossible to keep up with every single one as we get hundreds or even thousands each week. I do the best I can but my family time always comes before blog time so it can be limited.


37 Kadie February 20, 2016 at 9:15 am

I think she is referring to there not being a listed amount of vanilla extract, which you clarified for someone in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your blog as we are trying to make most food from scratch now, and can’t wait to try this recipe!


38 Emma December 22, 2015 at 3:01 am

Ha – love the title! But when it comes to fudge, it’s worth it, even if it’s not the healthiest! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot!


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