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Easiest Creamy Chocolate Fudge

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Easiest Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Adapted from the Kraft fudge, this Easiest Creamy Chocolate Fudge is a little creamier than the original but still just as easy & delicious.

Sometimes I can’t believe how much I’ve made this fudge in my life – I started making it when we got married over 15 years ago, and have made it every Christmas since. That’s probably 5-10 batches a year for 15 years!

After making it dozens of times I can tell you why I love it more than any other fudge I’ve tried:

  • It’s creamier and richer than most fudge
  • It tastes about 100x better than the fudge kits that Carnation sells
  • It doesn’t require a thermometer or any candy making tools
  • It’s honestly failproof if you follow the directions
  • It can be adapted easily – add crushed candy canes on top, or toffee bits, or andes mints. Or swap out the chocolate chips for butterscotch chips or peanut butter chips. Or go half and half. It’s so adaptable and honestly delicious even just plain.

If I haven’t sold you yet, go make this fudge! We bring it to neighbors every Christmas and it’s the perfect easy holiday treat. It’s a fun tradition for my kids and they squeal every year when I start to get the ingredients out for making it.

This recipe is adapted from Kraft’s fudge recipe. As I played with the timing of cooking the fudge over the years I realized their recipe has you cook it too long, resulting in a less creamy, more overcooked fudge. I decreased the time and it turns out perfectly creamy every time.

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Easiest Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Adapted from the Kraft fudge, this Easiest Creamy Chocolate Fudge is a little creamier than the original but still just as easy & delicious.


  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, unsalted (1.5 sticks)
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips (can sub other kinds of chips to make different flavors of fudge, like butterscotch, peanut butter, etc.)
  • One 7oz. jar marshmallow cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • (can add additional extracts like caramel or peppermint)
  • Optional: toppings like toffee bits, crushed candy canes or andes mints
  • Optional: walnuts, chopped (1 cup)


  • Line a 9×13" pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Place butter, sugar, and evaporated milk in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it starts to bubble.
  • Once it starts to boil, even just a small boil, set a timer for 3 minutes and 40 seconds. Stir constantly as it bubbles.
  • Once the timer goes off, remove from heat. Stir in chocolate, until melted and incorporated in. Then add marshmallow cream and vanilla (plus any extracts). Stir vigorously and quickly to incorporate it all. You'll want to stir quickly so it doesn't set up before the marshmallow is incorporated.
  • Once smooth and well mixed, pour into prepared 9×13" pan. Spread in pan evenly.
  • If desired, top with crushed toffee, andes mints, candy canes, or any other toppings.
  • Let set and completely cool for at least 2 hours, then cut into squares and enjoy.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

I hope you love this Easiest Creamy Chocolate Fudge recipe. Be sure to tag me @plumstreetcollective if you make this easy fudge. Happy holiday baking!

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  1. I just made this fudge and it is so easy and SO good!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!

  2. 5 stars
    This is my new favorite fudge recipe. So easy, so creamy and so delicious. Love it!

  3. reevy boi says:

    This was actually so easy to make it’s crazy – I used peanut butter instead of chocolate and it tastes exactly like the filling in Reese’s cups !! Thank you for the simple and easy to follow recipe

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