Baking goodies to give as gifts can really help stretch your Christmas budget.

Not only can you give more, but you also get to spend time in the kitchen with your family making new memories each year.

This fudge recipe comes with a warning…it is so quick and easy to make that you might just make it way too much!

The good news? It’s rich and satisfying, too so you can probably eat just one.

This is THE fudge candy we always had around the holidays in our house.

My Dad loved this stuff, and my Mom loved to cook for him. Us kids, we just reaped the benefits!  I’m betting your family and friends will love this, too. {You don’t have to tell them how quick and easy it is!}

This recipe makes about 32 pieces, making it another great choice to include in gift baskets for Christmas!


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Easy Old Fashioned Fudge

Recipe Type: Dessert
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Serves: 32-1 in X 2 in pieces
  • 2/3 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1-2/3 cups Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Flavoring
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Nuts (optional)
  1. Mix evaporated milk, sugar, and salt in a saucepan over low heat.
  2. Heat to boiling, cook 5 minutes stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat. Add marshmallows, chocolate chips, vanilla, and nuts.
  4. Stir 1-2 minutes or until marshmallows are melted.
  5. Pour into sprayed 9-inch square pan. (or you can line the pan with waxed paper)
  6. Let cool completely. Cut into 1 in X 2 in rectangles.
Notes: Total Time does not include cooling time. This needs to cool at least an hour before cutting. You can also place it in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.

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