Never-Never Ever-Ever Fail Fudge

Never-Never Ever-Ever Fail Fudge


"This recipe has been a constant for over 30 years. It is quick easy and always turns out. Enjoy!"

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 48 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 48 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 1.6 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 23 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine evaporated milk, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and stir in marshmallows, chocolate chips, vanilla and nuts until marshmallows are melted. Pour into an 8x8 inch dish. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
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The key that is missing here is in the preparation. This particular recipe has been in my own family for generations, and it has never failed - providing you follow these particular directions: any seasoned fudge maker will realise those first three ingrediants in the saucepan need to be boiled about five minutes - but no more - and no less. The preparation instructions fail to mention how long it must be boiled. Five minutes is the key. When we allow this fudge to set in our household, we usually refridgerate it until set. Once it has set about an hour or a bit longer, I wouldn't keep it in the fridge permanantly, as it can get hard as a rock if left too long, although some members of my family have left it there and had no major trouble. If you like firmer fudge, leave in the fridge. If you like softer, allow it to set, and then take it out. Good luck. *Also, please do not forget, while it is boiling for those five minutes, do not stop stirring!

Goldy in Alabama

I use a similar recipe with the following slight differences: 1 3/4 cups sugar, dash of salt, 2 1/4 cups of mini marshallows (melt much easier), and 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips. Boiling for five minutes and stirring constantly is very important. I add the nuts and vanilla after the chocoate and marshmallows are melted. I've had trouble with fudge in the past, so I was thrilled to find an easier way to make it!!


I have just made this fudge for the kajillionth time & I still have never had a failure. I'm puzzled by the high failure rate. Altho I was VERY remiss in not specifying the FIVE min. boil & stir. Tx to those who caught that. Todays batch is gift worthy. Good luck to all. Sincerely, Jackie