Introduction: Making Amazing Fudge

Great fudge is easy to make if you know how. This instructable will give you step - by - step directions for making fudge so good your friends will beg for the recipe.

But you won't give it to them. : P

Step 1: Ingredients

3 cups sugar
1 bag semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
3/4 cups (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
1 small can (5 oz.) evaporated milk (about 2/3 cup)
1 jar (7 oz.) Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme
2 tsp. Vanilla
2 cups pecans, chopped (optional)

Step 2: Step 1

Combine 1 1/2 sticks of butter with 3 cups of sugar in a heavy saucepan.

Step 3: Step 2

Add 2/3 Evaporated Milk to butter-sugar and stir.

Step 4: Step 3

Stir on Medium to High heat until it reaches 234 degrees F with a candy thermometer.

Step 5: Step 4

Add chocolate chips. : D Still on burner.

Things move very fast from this point forward. Have your chocolate chips ready to pour, your marshmallow creme open, and your vanilla and teaspooner ready.

Step 6: Step 5

Remove from heat. Add 2 tsp. vanilla. Add marshmallow creme. STIR REALLY FAST, and DON'T STOP! Use wooden spoon (also good for beating small children), no electric appliances allowed, it ruins the taste. Beat until smooth. Really smooth. Like Lou Rawls' voice.

Step 7: Adding Pecans

If you add nuts, now is the time. Blanch in oven at 350 for 5 minutes, then remove and add to fudge mixture.

Step 8: Step 6

Pour fudge (with or without pecans) into buttered pan. Smooth over with spatula if desired. Sprinkle pecans on top (optional).

Step 9: Step 7: Finito!

Let cool after pouring, but do not refrigerate until it has completely set up.

Step 10: Step 8

ENJOY! : D


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bea12345 made it!(author)2015-05-04

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geckomage made it!(author)2014-03-03

i'm gonna use this recipe to make some medicated fudge. :D for those of you that know what i'm talking about, you know you'd love it. for those that don't, it's probably better that it remains that way. ;) anyways, wish me luck. yall have a wonderful day

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Dustycookie made it!(author)2013-03-08

Hey, the word easy should be slapped there too. I just broke up a bunch of chocolate, threw butter, sugar, peanut butter, expired vanilla extract and cream in and then microwaved the goop. You see? 11-year-olds know how to survive. Anyway, do you think this would make a good present for my parents? I have absolutely no money I could use...

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Dustycookie made it!(author)2013-03-08

Hey, the word easy should be slapped there too. I just broke up a bunch of chocolate, threw butter, sugar, peanut butter, expired vanilla extract and cream in and then microwaved the goop. You see? 11-year-olds know how to survive. Anyway, do you think this would make a good present for my parents? I have absolutely no money I could use...

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dodo91 made it!(author)2011-07-25

To bad I cant make this (i would... but we dont have chocolate chips, and my mom doesnt want to buy any...).
But there is a great seceret i learned... how to use cake mix for brownies... so i will make brownies.
for each container (1 Lb, 2.2 oz) of cake mix, instead of adding what they tell you to add, add this -
2/3 cup Condesed milk (evaporated works to)
2/3 cup butter (melted)
Cook at 350 for 20 minutes, then for 5 minute intervals until done.

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Dustycookie made it!(author)2013-03-08

You could use a whole bar of chocolate. Just mince it. Heck, melt a whole pound of chocolate if you have to. I just microwaved the choco.

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hats9994 made it!(author)2012-12-12

Looks delicious, I will have to make some.

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thingy made it!(author)2008-12-14

I make a similar recipe. I like to add a 1/2 cup of peanut butter. I think it cuts the sweetness a little. You can tell by the glossy look of the fudge in the picture that you cooked it just right.

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whisperonthewind made it!(author)2011-03-18

Oh, YEAH! Chocolate and peanut butter all together! You can actually replace all the butter with peanut butter and part of the marshmallow creme, too.

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transistor made it!(author)2011-02-09

I can't find the marshmallow creme, what can I substitute it?

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rimila made it!(author)2011-02-09

Melt 7oz of marshmallows.... that should do the trick. Enjoy (;

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transistor made it!(author)2011-02-09

Fantastic! thanks!

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chaintheguardien made it!(author)2010-12-14

the steps are already marked out you didn't have to title each step the step number it made it make less sense example your step 8 is the sites step 10 your step 4 is the sites step 5

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FunkNattidelic made it!(author)2009-09-21

Wow,
I saw this at the bottom of a page in the related section and i thought it said "Fuc*ing Amazing Cake" not "Make Amazing Fudge"
Good instructable though =]

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rimila made it!(author)2009-09-22

I see what you mean. Funny!

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FunkNattidelic made it!(author)2009-09-22

i think i am mildly dyslexic because i do that alot, and often read words out in a backwards order or backwards entirely XD

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SallyForth made it!(author)2009-06-28

In my day this recipe was called "Mamie Eisenhower's fudge". I think I just dated myself. ;-)

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goatgirly made it!(author)2009-06-17

This is a good recipe but, I know you got it off the back of the marshmallow creme bottle. I looked on the back of mine and found the exact same recipe.

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rimila made it!(author)2009-06-17

Yes, it's true. Our daughter wanted to share the step-by-step, taking the photos and adding silly comments throughout. It was a fun family project that I highly recommend. Whatever the recipe's origins, you can't argue with its delicious success!

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goatgirly made it!(author)2009-06-21

true, true. And great 'ible for a little kid.

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alucy made it!(author)2008-12-14

What if I don't have a food thermometer? How do I know when to stop and add in the chips?

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rimila made it!(author)2008-12-14

Keep a rolling boil for approximately 5 minutes, stirring constantly. That should get you where you want to be temperature-wise. Enjoy!!!

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FunkNattidelic made it!(author)2008-12-14

I like the sarcasm through out the instructable =P

my mom makes this all the time, except she makes mint fudge and it is AWESOME.
i so recommend that people try it.

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Phil+B made it!(author)2008-12-13

I did some variations on this recipe that were good. Instead of the vanilla, use some rum extract and use raisins instead of pecans. Or, in place of vanilla, use mint, or orange extract and skip the pecans in both cases. Many recipes call for a couple of tablespoons of butter near the end. Use peanut butter instead. Still, it is hard to do better than pecans and chocolate, especially blanched pecans.

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canida made it!(author)2008-12-13

Ooh, the peanut butter version sounds good! I'll give it a try.

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moisture made it!(author)2008-12-13

Looks awesome, I can't wait to try.

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