This Award Winning Fudge Recipe has been in our family for generations. Winning a Division Sweepstakes at the Kansas State Fair made NaNa very proud.
My mother made batch after batch of this chocolate fudge every single Christmas that I can remember. For box after box of gifts to give to friends, neighbors, school teachers, mail delivery guys, … bus drivers. The recipe has been passed down from my great great grandmother, to my grandmother, and to my aunts. Now it’s up to us kids to keep this recipe alive and well.
It’s an old fashioned fudge recipe, using evaporated milk and marshmallow cream. It’s easy to make and always a crowd pleaser.
My cousin Brooke even entered this recipe in the Kansas State Fair when she was 11 years old and ended up winning the Junior Division Sweepstakes.
The recipe was published in “A Century of Good Cooking, Kansas State Fair” cookbook, and she won 30 pounds of sugar. 🙂
So with all of that said here’s that award-winning recipe.
- 1 stick butter
- 4 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 1 12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 12 ounce bag milk chocolate chips
- 14 ounces marshmallow creme
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Mix butter, sugar and milk in saucepan. Turn heat on high. Continually stir and bring to rolling boil. Continue stirring for about 5 minutes or until it gets to a "soft ball" stage. Remove from heat; stir in the vanilla, chocolate chips, and marshmallow creme. Mix until well blended then add nuts. Pour into a buttered 9 x 13 inch pan. Cool and cut into squares. I don't have a candy thermometer, so "soft ball" stage means that when you drop a small amount of the candy liquid into a cold cup of water, it will form into soft ball
Nana’s Fudge…It’s What’s For Christmas
I also like to make this at the Holidays, another family favorite: