Every year, it’s a tradition in my family to gather the week before Christmas to do all of our Christmas baking and candy making together. We’ve been doing it for years and people are always anxious to know when it happens so they can raid the sweets and treats when we’re done. And, of course, we’re happy to share!
Now my mom has been making this quick and easy, no-fail fudge recipe forever. And it is always on the must-make list when we get together to cook.
A jar of marshmallow cream made it famous, and we’re perfectly fine with that because it makes it so easy! Nothing fancy needed here – no double boiler or candy thermometer required. Just easy deliciousness. Seriously. Y’all enjoy!
Easy Christmas Fudge
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow creme
- 1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped nuts, optional (we like pecans)
- Butter an 8x8-inch baking dish or spray it with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Combine the sugar, milk, and butter in a medium sized boiler and cook on medium-low heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Be sure to stir frequently.
- Once it has reached the boiling point, boil for 5 minutes. Stir constantly. Seriously. Constantly. The mixture can scorch and you don't want that. You can even adjust the heat down some to maintain a boil without it scorching. The goal here is to get the mixture to the soft ball temp of 235°F.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips and marshmallow creme. Stir until mixture is creamy and smooth. Add the chopped nuts (reserving a few to sprinkle on the top) and mix well.
- Pour into the prepared baking dish.
- Cool completely and cut as desired.