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Foolproof Chocolate Fudge

Foolproof Chocolate Fudge


This classic and truly foolproof fudge recipe will be a favorite for years to come. Try one of our suggested variations or personalize the fudge by adding your favorite ingredients to the basic recipe. Fudge also makes a great homemade gift to share with family and friends.

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Original recipe yields 32 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 146 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.3g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 31 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and salt. Remove from heat; stir in nuts (optional) and vanilla.
  2. Spread evenly into wax-paper-lined 8- or 9-inch square pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Life fudge out of pan and place onto cutting board; peel off paper and cut into squares. Store covered in refrigerator.
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A small tip - after chilling for 2 hrs this is very hard to get out of the pan. Put a couple of inches of hot water in your sink and let the pan sit in it for 15 minutes. You can then flip it over and it will pop right out.

Alan & DeeAine W.

Awesome fudge. I use one bag of milk chocolate chips and add 1/2 bag of semi-sweet also. This leaves a very nice creamy texture. Here's a little tip that everyone loves. Freeze the remaining 1/2 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips. At the end of stirring, pour in the frozen chocolate chips, give the mix one good, quick, final stir, pour into pan and refrigerate. (I like it cold!) The mixture is hot enough to melt part, but not all, of the frozen chips. It will leave tiny chocolate chunks throughout. Want another tip? After preparing as I did above, add one cup of peanut butter to this recipe before the final stirring and refrigerate. Mmmm!! (If adding the frozen chocolate chips, always add them last to prevent them from melting totally.) Having trouble getting it out of the pan? Line the pan with foil. After it sets, simply lift it out, remove the foil, and place the fudge on a dish or cutting surface to cut.


This recipe is wonderful.... I have made it for years.. A wonderful way to present this as a gift is to place the empty can wrapped in plastic wrap in the middle of a glass pie dish, then pour the fudge around it. When it sets it makes a wonderful wreath that you can adorn even more.