How to Make Perfect Fudge

How to Make Chocolate Pecan Fudge
Let's get down to business here.
The business of making fudge.
Quick! Let's hurry and make it before giving up all things chocolate and sweet for 2013!!!
I grew up watching my mother make this fudge. This is a no-fail fudge recipe.
If I can make fudge, you can too! Photobucket Follow along and you'll see how easy it is.
Here's what you need to make Chocolate Pecan Fudge: Photobucket
2 1/4 cup sugar
1 stick butter {melted}
1 cup marshmallow cream 
almost 1/2 cup mini-marshmallows {mother's recipe calls for a handful of mini-marshmallows}
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
2/3 cup evaporated milk {1 small can}
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 - 2 cups toasted pecans
coarse sea salt for sprinkling {optional}
9 " butter jelly roll pan
Photobucket Melt the butter in a sauce pan.
Measure 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff/cream.Photobucket Mix sugar with melted butter. Photobucket Add salt and marshmallow cream to melted butter & sugar. Photobucket Photobucket Add evaporated milk. Photobucket Start out on medium heat. Photobucket The key to good fudge is stirring and keeping the liquid at just the right heat. Photobucket Cook until bubbly all over the top. Photobucket Stirring is KEY! Keep it STIRRED. Photobucket See those bubbles. That's what you want. Photobucket Keep stirring and keep it slightly bubbling for 5-6 minutes. Photobucket Remove from heat. Photobucket Stir in vanilla. Photobucket Stir in 8 ounces of chocolate chips. Keep stirring until chocolate is melted. Photobucket Throw in a handful {almost 1/2 cup} mini-marshmallows. Photobucket Keep stirring until marshmallows are melted. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Stir in toasted pecans. Photobucket The fudge will be very thick. Spread in buttered 9" jelly roll pan. Photobucket Photobucket Sprinkle with coarse sea salt if desired. Photobucket Cool until hard. Cut in squares. Photobucket See!
How easy was that!
No-fail fudge!
I promise!
This fudge will be perfect!  PhotobucketIn no time at all you'll have the most luscious, velvety fudge!
Perfect for a gift or to ring in the New Year!
Happy Happy New Year to you!
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You know that! Right!
Wishing us all the best year ever!
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  1. This looks SOOOOOO good!!! This also looks super easy!! I must give this one a try!! Love all your pics T...the colors are magnificent and make all your goodies seem that much BETTER!! Happy New Year to you, Greg, Doogan and Miss Isabelle!! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  2. You got me at the first image my friend! Yummmmm....
    Sending you PEACE mixed with oodles of joy for 2013! Thank you for being such a blessing to me.xoxoxo

  3. I always do make this marshmellow fudge. ;) Have a blessed 2013 Teresa really enjoy your fun blog.


  4. Yep-That is my fudge of choice, too. You can also do peanut butter chips instead of the chocolate chips and it is yummy. I hope you have a wonderful, blessed 2013 with your hubby and sweet fur babies. xo Diana

  5. That IS the perfect fudge!!! My dad is the fudge maker around here...mine *always* turns out grainy. :( Yours look perfectly soft and wonderful. And the SALT!!! Genius! I'm going to try your recipe next time. Shhh....don't tell my dad!

  6. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Teresa. Fudge and I have a really tight bond and with an added sprinkle of sea salt, we are absolutely the best of friends! xoxo

  7. How to make perfect fudge in Jan?? You're killing me:)! Good thing I read the detox below, too:)

  8. I just found your blog. I have tried to make fudge before but it did not turn out well – it was as hard as leather. With your explanations I’ll try again – you make it look easy and very appetizing!

  9. I love your recipe!! I made it yesterday (without nuts, I know..I know) and cooked it 5 minutes. It was a little soft, so next time I'll do 6. Usually, I throw the fudge I make AWAY- too overcooked, grainy, no taste..etc. But I LOVE your steps..working off-stove to incorporate ingredients, cooking the marshmallow cream IN the syrup, adding marshmallows at the end..the use of coarse salt..each detail makes it DELICIOUS!! You have made it possible for me to make fugge!! Thank you, TERESA!! Now, if I can follow your steps to healthy eating..we'll see! Happy New Year-ann

  10. Made this today an it is perfect! This will be my go to fudge recipe I used milk chocolate chips instead also.

  11. Made this today an it is perfect! This will be my go to fudge recipe I used milk chocolate chips instead also.