Millionaire Fudge {Granny's Recipe Revisited} (2024)

Millionaire Fudge, the perfect old fashioned recipe that will make everyone want to go down memory lane for grandma's fudge recipes.

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Millionaire Fudge is my favorite fudge of all time. It is only the most incredibly scrumptious fudge you will ever eat.

In the 1950s, marshmallow whip creme was introduced to fudge recipes by Mamie Eisenhower who changed the whole concept of how easy it is to make, not to mention how delicious.

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I grew up helping my Mother make this fudge every year for Christmas. We looked forward to helping scoop the fudge with a tablespoon and push the fudge out with another onto wax paper.

As soon as we were all finished, we would take the spoons and scrape every little bit of fudge we could possibly get off the sides of the pan.

Oh, you haven't lived until you have eaten every little bit of hot fudge happiness.

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Recipes that have been passed down by Grandmothers, Mothersand even Fathers are the ones I treasure most.

I even get to put theMillionaire Fudge in my Mother's Christmas tin she put her's in and passed down to me. It is old and beat up in places, but the fudge just tastes a little bit yummier stored in it. (giggles)

Hope you enjoy this recipe! Merry Christmas!

Millionaire Fudge

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE MILLIONAIRE FUDGE


  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Marshmallow creme
  • Sugar
  • Evaporated milk
  • Chopped pecans

HOW TO MAKE MILLIONAIRE FUDGE


  • Lay a long row of waxed paper on the counter for when fudge is spooned out of the pan.
  • In a mixing bowl of an electric stand mixer using the paddle attachment, add the semi-sweet chocolate chips and marshmallow whip; set aside. (My Mother added her ingredients to a large mixing bowl)
  • In a heavy large saucepan, add sugar, milk; bring to boil. Boil for 6 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Take off heat and pour mixture over the semi-sweet chips and marshmallow whip; beating on medium speed until mixture is creamy and smooth. (My Mother mixed her's by hand) Be sure not to overbeat. Add pecans and fold in.
  • The mixture will set up as it cools. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop fudge and lay on prepared waxed paper or you can use two tablespoons; scoop with one and push the fudge out with the other one. Continue until all the fudge has been scooped out of the pan.
  • Cool completely before moving them to a container.

The fudge can be poured out in a butter sheet pan if you are not able to scoop all the fudge before it hardens. Sometimes I do this if I am making it by myself.

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Millionaire Fudge

Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 15 Mininactive time: 2 HourTotal time: 2 H & 20 M

The perfect old fashioned recipe that will make everyone want to go down memory lane for grandma's fudge recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 3 (12 oz bags) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 (7 oz.) jars marshmallow creme
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
  • 1-1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Lay a long row of waxed paper on the counter for when fudge is spooned out of the pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl of an electric stand mixer using the paddle attachment, add the semi-sweet chocolate chips and marshmallow whip; set aside. (My Mother added her ingredients to a large mixing bowl)
  3. In a heavy large saucepan, add sugar, milk; bring to boil. Boil for 6 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Take off heat and pour mixture over the semi-sweet chips and marshmallow whip; beating on medium speed until mixture is creamy and smooth. (My Mother mixed her's by hand) Be sure not to overbeat. Add pecans and fold in.
  5. The mixture will set up as it cools. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop fudge and lay on prepared waxed paper or you can use two tablespoons; scoop with one and push the fudge out with the other one. Continue until all the fudge has been scooped out of the pan.
  6. Cool completely before moving them to a container.

Notes:

The fudge can be poured out in a butter sheet pan if you are not able to scoop all the fudge before it hardens. Sometimes I do this if I am making it by myself.

Calories

119.80

Fat (grams)

3.82

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.03

Carbs (grams)

21.87

Fiber (grams)

0.48

Net carbs

21.39

Sugar (grams)

21.19

Protein (grams)

0.95

Sodium (milligrams)

8.82

Cholesterol (grams)

2.23

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FAQs

How much should you beat fudge? ›

Once the mixture has cooled enough, use a wooden spoon or an electric hand mixer to beat the fudge until you see the very first signs of the mixture shifting from glossy to matte. Believe yourself when you think you see them! If you over-mix the fudge it will set in your pot.

What is called fudge? ›

fudge, creamy candy made with butter, sugar, milk, and usually chocolate, cooked together and beaten to a soft, smooth texture. Fudge may be thought of as having a consistency harder than that of fondant and softer than that of hard chocolate.

Is fudge a type of chocolate? ›

Although fudge often contains chocolate, fudge is not the same as chocolate. Chocolate is a mix of cocoa solids, cocoa butter and sometimes sugar and other flavorings and is hard and brittle. Fudge is a mixture of sugar, dairy and flavorings that is cooked and cooled to form a smooth, semi-soft confection.

How do you know when fudge is beaten enough? ›

After letting the fudge cool, it's time to beat it. It is important to stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to thicken and its surface starts to look dull or matte. Now is the time to stop beating and pour the fudge into a mould.

What happens if you beat fudge too early? ›

Sugar Crystals Formed

It's important to beat the fudge ingredients to develop the right texture, but you won't get smooth, creamy fudge if you beat it when it's too hot. Beating fudge when it's still over heat creates sugar crystals, aka the grittiness you feel in the fudge.

What is a fudge in British slang? ›

fudge noun (AVOID)

[ C usually singular ] UK. a plan or action that avoids making a clear decision or giving a clear answer: She suspects that this compromise deal will be nothing more than a fudge. It's a bit of a fudge but we could put the cost through on next year's budget.

What is the difference between British fudge and American fudge? ›

Turns out that the two are not quite the same, but they're still equally delicious. Denser and sometimes a bit more crumbly than its American counterpart, British fudge comes in dozens of flavors, and is frequently found in gift shops and at outdoor markets and street fairs.

Is fudge a cuss word? ›

Thus in English you get 'fudge' for 'f*ck', 'shoot' for 'sh*t', 'darn' for 'damn', etc. And because people are the same everywhere this occurs in all of the languages, like with 'blin' for 'blyat' in Russian.

Is fudge healthier than chocolate? ›

Fudge typically contains more sugar than chocolate, so it may not be the best choice for those looking to limit their sugar intake. On the other hand, dark chocolate is a good source of antioxidants and can provide health benefits when consumed in moderation.

What is American fudge? ›

By way of definition, fudge is a cooked chocolate confection made by combining sugar, butter and milk, heating it to 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency.

Does fudge need to be refrigerated? ›

Fudge is best stored at room temperature for 2 to 3 weeks wrapped up in its original wax paper. NEVER REFRIGERATE your fudge as this will draw out the moisture and leave you with dry, crumbly fudge.

How long should I beat my fudge? ›

until it starts to crystallize. If you beat it by hand with a wooden spoon, crystallization can take between 5 to 15 minutes. The process is much faster with an electric mixer, just 2 to 3 minutes. The mixture is ready to be poured into a pan when it has visibly thickened and lost a bit of its luster.

Why does fudge need to be beaten? ›

Nigella's Vanilla Fudge is a traditional fudge recipe that is made by boiling butter, milk, condensed milk, sugar and golden syrup to soft ball stage. The fudge is then beaten as this makes the fudge slightly crumbly rather than chewy.

Why did my fudge not get hard? ›

The main reason is that your Fudge has not reached the optimum temperature. If your mixture only reaches 110 or 112 degrees Celsius it will always be soft. That's why we recommend investing in a sugar thermometer. Another reason your Fudge is not setting is that the ratio of liquid to sugar is too high.

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