Award-Winning Old-Fashioned Fudge

November 30, 2021

“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 with evaporated milk and marshmallow creme. It’s easy to make and always a crowd pleaser.”


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; 234 to 242 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat; stir in the vanilla, chocolate chips, and marshmallow creme. Mix until well blended then add nuts. Pour into a buttered 9-by-13-inch pan. Cool and cut into squares.

Note: “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

Recipe provided by Lea Ann Brown,


8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)

4 1/2 cups sugar

12 ounces evaporated milk

2 teaspoons vanilla

12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

12 ounces milk chocolate chips

14 ounces marshmallow creme

1 cup chopped walnuts