Grandma’s Fudge Recipe

I love the holidays for many reasons.  But I think the most compelling reason is the time we are able to spend with my family and friends making memories.  On a typical holiday, my family tends to gather together in the kitchen sharing our favorite memories and enjoying our favorite family recipes.

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Christmas would not be the same without my Grandma’s Famous Fudge recipe.  My mom makes it every year and pulls it out for us to share on Christmas Eve.  It reminds me of my Grandmother and my childhood Christmases.  Do you have memories and recipes that have been in your family for generations?


Want to know how to make Grandma’s Fudge? You won’t regret it…but your hips may! {Isn’t my Grandma, holding my mother, the cutest?} Here is the recipe:

Grandma’s Fudge Recipe

*printable recipe

1/2 cup butter

4 1/2 cups sugar

1 (12 oz.) can unsweetened evaporated milk

a pinch of salt

2 (7 oz.) bottles Marshmallow Creme

2 1/2 (4.4 oz.) Hershey Bars (without nuts)

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan.
  2. Stir in sugar, evaporated milk and salt.
  3. Boil on med. high heat for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.
  4. After 5 minutes, remove pan from heat..
  5. Immediately stir in the rest of the ingredients.
  6. Continue stirring until the fudge becomes really hard to stir and is beginning to set.
  7. This may take several minutes.
  8. Spread into greased 9×13 inch pan.
  9. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  10. Store in an air-tight container.


  1. Crystal says

    My grandma makes a delicious candy called Penuche. She rolls it into balls and puts a pecan on top. She also rolls it into logs, dips it in caramel and rolls it in pecans. It’s heavenly and Christmas isn’t Christmas without it.

  2. stacie rupp says

    just curious. have you been tested for BRCA gene mutation? do you know about it? i have BRCA 1, and am always interested in talking with other women who do. i am planning to have a preventative ovary removal because my chances of getting ovarian cancer are about 67%. many of my aunts have done this. they have also had preventative mastectomies, at young ages, since our breast cancer risk is about 85%. i will probably do this, too. i’d love to talk to you about this if you want more info. i live in centerville, and we’ve actually met before. thanks for bringing this topic up!

    • says

      It is funny you mentioned this. I actually had my appointment to get the blood test for CA 125 for a couple of months now and my appointment was YESTERDAY! Isn’t that timing ironic? I thought so. Waiting to hear the results. I imagine since I am finished having children that I too would have them removed if my risk comes up to be high. I am also going in tomorrow for a pelvic ultrasound as an extra precaution. I would be happy to talk to you anytime fellow Centervillite!

    • says

      Oh…Tarts!! So true Loretta. Someday our families will want to have pictures of us to treasure…or at least we can hope ;)

    • says

      I do have good genes! Thanks for the fun comment Mom! Glad to see you are still reading ;) Let’s go to lunch! xo

  3. Emily Williamson says

    I SO entered this giveaway. I’d love to have one of these. I’ve wanted one forever, but now my hubby and i just bought our first home (bye bye rental) and I need one of these for my snazzy new kitchen. Keeping my fingers crossed that I win! ( =
    Thanks for sharing the fudge recipe too. Yum. Now.. if only most of my baking tools werent packed away. UGh. Anyone know that 2 ingredient recipe for the microwave fudge? no, really. ( =

  4. Amy Frene says

    I hope this is where I sign up my email. If not, then it was not apparent of where to sign up for the email.

  5. Erin Schmidt says

    SO glad I got caught up on my blog reading this morning! Otherwise I might have missed this AMAZING giveaway!!! This mixer has been on my wish list for years! I have burnt out many spatulas and hand mixers in the last few years…needless to say, all my entries are in! Can’t wait to see who wins :)

  6. Melissa Gonnerman says

    Fudge is one of my favorite holiday goodies. I haven’t made it myself ever but if I win this mixer, I can guarantee I will master any fudge recipe put in front of me! :) So happy Erin Schmidt entered or else I never would have known about this!

  7. says

    How, incredibly cute the photographs are ! I’ve never made fudge before, but I’m tempted to , it looks so creamy!

    Warm wishes and prayers for a lovely holiday,

  8. Tara says

    Oh great, now I have to go make fudge. Why do you do this to me. By the way, you look a lot like mom in that first picture.

  9. Carolyn G says


    Based on your answers, you may have an increased risk of having the following hereditary cancer syndromes:

    Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC)

    I am so keeping an eye out for this!

  10. Maria Hughes says

    Can’t wait to try this fudge recipe…..looks so good! Also, enter the KitchenAid Giveaway at The Idea Room FB page! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  11. Linda says

    I hope your tests turn out good and you can have the surgery. My daughter has a friend with ovarian cancer now. It was inherited from her dads side of the family. She is on;y 47 and has had surgery and has had her first chemo treatment. I have been praying for her. The chemo has not made her sick. She only wants a few things to eat.

  12. says

    Wonderful photos! I used to make my grandma’s Dodie’s fudge every year too!! Your grandma’s recipe is interesting. I am tempted to try. I always use marshmallow (not the creme) and the Hershey bars! Wow…yum!

  13. Lily Julow says

    Candy had no place on my Russian mother’s table. It was always fruit in season, which made for an eye-popping reaction when I had my first bite of chocolate fudge. I have a collection of fudge recipes (Mamie Eisenhower, anybody?) but this one sounds too good to stash and forget. It will be on our holiday table this year for sure, along with a bowl of fresh fruit in season.


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