Recipe By CAVAMom
Published Jun 19th
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional 1h Ready In 1h 20m
Servings 3 pounds Calories 58

This recipe used to be found on the back of a well known brand of marshmallow cream. Many were surprised when it was changed. This is the original! You may find that most packages of chocolate chips are 10 ounces now; 12 ounces of chocolate chips is roughly 2 cups.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 cups white sugar
  • ¾ cup margarine
  • ⅓ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Grease a 9x13-inch pan.
  2. 2 Mix sugar, margarine, and evaporated milk in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring mixture to a full boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. 3 Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted and thoroughly combined. Beat in marshmallow creme, walnuts, and vanilla extract. Transfer fudge to the prepared pan and let cool before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 58
  • Carbohydrate 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol 0.4 mg
  • Fat 2.8 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.8 g
  • Sodium 16.7 mg
  • Sugar 7.7 g

Chef's Notes

To make in microwave, melt margarine in a 4-quart microwave-safe dish and mix sugar and milk into the margarine. Microwave mixture until it begins to boil, about 5 minutes on high, and stir after 3 minutes. Scrape bowl and continue to boil on high for 5 1/2 more minutes. Remove from microwave and stir in chocolate chips until melted, then stir in marshmallow creme, walnuts, and vanilla extract. Pour into prepared baking pan.


  1. The original recipe says to boil the sugar mixture until the temperature reaches 234°F on a candy thermometer. I've made this every year for the last 15 years or so. Trust me, 5 minutes of boiling WILL NOT bring the mixture to 234°. It takes at least twice that long, maybe longer. Here is the - Read more ...
  2. I've been making this for 30+ years, and I've never had it not set up. I've done both the microwave and the stove top versions. I made some today on the stove top. I used a large pot, more like a dutch oven than a saucepan. Always get it to a full, rolling boil before - Read more ...
  3. I have read where a reviewer says this is not the original recipe - then they give a link to the "original" they think it is... but sorry that link takes to me what is similar to what is NOW on the fluff jar using the baking chocolate. The recipe here sounds much more like - Read more ...
  4. This is the BEST without a doubt. Have made this particular recipe many times. To Chris who had fudge that didn't set up. If you want to try this again, buy a candy thermometer and cook until it's 234 degrees, then remove from the stove and add, marshmallow, choc. chips, and vanilla. If it gets - Read more ...
  5. I love this fudge....the traditional method from the back of the Kraft Marshmallow jar is combine sugar, margarine and milk in heavy 2-1/2 quart saucepan; bring to full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Continue boiling for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring. Remove from heat, stir in chocolate till melted. Add marshmallow creme, nuts & vanilla - Read more ...
  6. This is the best recipe for fudge. But, for 20 years I've been making it in the microwave. I cook it on High for 11 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes, then 6 minutes, then 9 minutes. Take it out 2 minutes later and add your chocolate, fluff, and vanilla! Perfect every time. Substitute the chocolate - Read more ...
  7. I have made this recipe for decades now and it's just as good now as it was then! This is THE best fudge recipe. Use butter for sure, it lends so much better flavor than margarine. I have never used marshmallow creme though, just a bag of good old miniature marshmallows, 10 ounces is fine - Read more ...
  8. I used butter instead of margerine, chopped pecans instead of walnuts and pure vanilla extract. We LOVE this fudge. Out of the whole pan that I sliced, only four pieces remain. Very simple fudge recipe with excellent results--it really tastes like something you'd buy from a specialty shop!
  9. This is the only recipe that my family has ever used, and it's the only one I use and will continue to use...This makes the creamiest, most delicious fudge that you will ever eat, and it's simple to make too! Sometimes I will use white choco. chips and add nuts, cherries, etc.... or white chips - Read more ...

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