Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe

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This Chocolate Fudge is this easiest fudge recipe you have ever seen and tastes amazing. It is full of creamy, decadent goodness that everyone loves. 

Can I let you in on a little secret? This fudge is made without using a candy thermometer. I can hear the crowd cheering! It’s extra simple because it uses marshmallow fluff and chocolate chips. So easy without sacrificing any of the dreamy flavor. 

chocolate fudge cut into squares
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Chocolate Fudge

Have you ever heard of fantasy fudge? The recipe actually came from the back of the marshmallow creme jar decades ago. It has become wildly popular because of how simple and tasty it was. 

This chocolate fudge is everything you want it to be. Rich, smooth, and  indulgent. It is for the chocolate lover through and though.

Classic chocolate fudge can be whipped up in about 15 minutes. It’s the perfect neighbor/teacher gift or a fun treat to share (or not share) with your loved ones. 

top view of a pan of chocolatefudge

Can I swap mini marshmallows for the marshmallow fluff?

I haven’t tried it! I will let you know if I do. Have any of you ever made it with marshmallows instead of marshmallow cream??

Is marshmallow creme the same as marshmallow fluff?

They are very similar, but the way they are whipped differs and changes the texture a bit. Fluff is made with a batch-whipping process while Creme is whipped in a continuous mixing process according to https://marshmallowfluff.com/faq/.

top view of chocolate fudge squares on a plate with fudge squares on a pan and a knife

Should I store chocolate fudge in the fridge or at room temperature?

Fudge is best served at room temperature, but you can store it in the fridge and then take it out a few minutes before you are ready to serve. Fudge will stay good in the fridge for about 3-4 weeks. 

What I can add to this classic chocolate fudge recipe?

While I love this recipe as is, you can add lots of different ingredients to it and it will turn out great. Some ideas are: nuts, pretzels, coconut, cranberries, or peanut butter.

chocolate fudge squares stacked on a plate

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chocolate fudge cut into squares
5 from 2 votes

Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe

This Chocolate Fudge is this easiest fudge recipe you have ever seen and tastes amazing. It is full of creamy, decadent goodness that everyone loves. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 40 (1.5 pounds fudge)


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 3 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup butter or margarine
  • cup evaporated milk
  • 1 12oz. pkg. Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 7 oz. jar marshmallow cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Line 9 inch square baking pan with foil or parchment with sides extending or the sides.
  • Brush bottom and sides to lined pan with the melted butter
  • Combine sugar, butter or margarine, and evaporated milk in 2 ½ quart sauce pan
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring contaantly (it’ll burn if you aren’t stirring it, don’t skip that this step). 
  • Boil for exactly 4 minutes, as soon as it starts to boil, set your time, and  CONTINUE STIRRING CONSTANTLY while it cooks.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add chocolate chips and marshmallow cream. Stir until combined.
  • Add vanilla, and stir to combine.
  • Pour into prepared the pan.
  • Let cool and set before cutting (about 30 minutes)
  • To cut, pull out of pan by pulling up on parchment paper or foil, and slice with a sharp knife.


* Butter will burn more easily. Use margarine if you are a newer baker or if you tend to burn things 
  • I like the taste of butter in this recipe more than the margarine. 
  • I’ll often make a batch and put it into 3-4 mini baking pans (the little bread pans) to give as a gift. 


Serving: 2 square inches (1 of 40 servings), Calories: 164kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 33mg, Potassium: 63mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 138IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg
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This is the most simple way to make classic chocolate fudge. All you do is mix, boil, harden, and enjoy! 

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  1. I made this with marshmallow cream but the texture is off, so I’m reading the recipe again and it mentions marshmallow fluff in your intro. Is it supposed to be cream or fluff?

    1. I used marshmallow cream, but I’m under the impression that they are basically the same product. Did you by chance use sweetened condensed milk instead of evaporated milk? That would change the texture a lot.

  2. I have been making this recipe for years and can never find the packaging I saved with the recipe on it. Thanks for providing an easy place to find it! I often sub half the chocolate chips for mint chips and it tastes so yummy! Just mix them In with the chocolate chips.