Millionaire Fudge {Granny's Recipe Revisited}

Millionaire Fudge, the perfect old fashioned recipe that will make everyone want to go down memory lane for grandma's fudge recipes. 


Millionaire Fudge is my favorite fudge of all time.  It is only the most incredibly scrumptious fudge you will ever eat.   In the 1950's, marshmallow whip creme was introduced to fudge recipes by Mamie Eisenhower who changed the whole concept of how easy it is to make, not to mention how delicious.


I grew up helping my Mother make this fudge every year for Christmas.  We looked forward to helping scoop the fudge with a tablespoon and push the fudge out with another onto wax paper.  As soon as we were all finished, we would take the spoons and scrap every little bit of fudge we could possibly get off the sides of the pan.  Oh, you haven't lived until you have eaten every little bit of hot fudge happiness.


Recipes that have been passed down by Grandmothers, Mothers and even Fathers are the ones I treasure most.  I even get to put the Millionaire Fudge in my Mother's Christmas tin she put her's in and passed down to me. It is old and beat up in places, but the fudge just taste a little bit yummier stored in it.  (giggles)  Hope you enjoy this recipe!  Merry Christmas!

Millionaire Fudge 

Millionaire Fudge
Recipe by Cooking with K
    Ingredients: 
    3 (12 oz bags) semi-sweet chocolate chips
    2 (7 oz.) jars marshmallow creme
    4 1/2 cups sugar
    1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
    1-1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (optional)
Directions: 
Lay a long row of waxed paper on the counter for when fudge is spooned out of the pan.

In a mixing bowl of an electric stand mixer using the paddle attachment, add the semi-sweet chocolate chips and marshmallow whip; set aside.  (My Mother added her ingredients to a large mixing bowl)

In a heavy large saucepan, add sugar, milk; bring to boil. Boil for 6 minutes, stirring constantly.

Take off heat and pour mixture over the semi-sweet chips and marshmallow whip; beating on medium speed until mixture is creamy and smooth. (My Mother mixed her's by hand)  Be sure not to over beat.  Add pecans and fold in.

The mixture will set up as it cools. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop fudge and lay on prepared waxed paper or you can use two tablespoons; scoop with one and push the fudge out with the other one. Continue until all the fudge has been scooped out of the pan.

Cool completely before moving them to a container.

Cook's Note:  The fudge can be poured out in a butter sheet pan if you are not able to scoop all the fudge before it hardens.  Sometimes I do this if I am making it by myself.



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31 comments :

  1. This reminds me of my Granny! I am going to make a batch this weekend.

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  2. Just beautiful, Kay!! Marshmallow fudge is the best, and your pictures really show how festive fudge is for Christmas- a holiday must!! :) Thanks for sharing Granny's recipe! ♥

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  3. Oh Kay - what gorgeous fudge! Your photos are beautiful too. I do believe I have all the ingredients and will have to try this recipe before the new year. OH MY! How awesome to be able to fill a tin that your family used...THAT is SO special! Thanks much for sharing.

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    1. You are going to love this fudge…it will send you into Chocolate Happiness for sure!

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  4. I was a teenager in the '50's...and we made this fudge all the time. Also made the Hershey's Old Time Fudge. Thanks for reminding me about the Marshmallow fudge...

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    1. Your welcome BJ ~ thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

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  5. Hi Kay,
    This was my Mothers favorite fudge and I think mine to, it is delicious. I just can't seem to eat just one piece. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  6. Kay, I was also looking at the millionaire peanut butter fudge and it calls for butter, yet the chocolate one does not, is this an error by chance? I make the fudge recipe on the jar of marshmallow fluff which is close to this one, and it calls for butter, too, so that is why I am asking.

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    1. Hi Lynn ~ I know the millionaire fudge doesn't call for butter. I created the peanut butter recipe my self and the millionaire fudge recipe came from my Mother. I have seen recipes that call for it but Mother's didn't..it is still fabulous!

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    2. Ive tried making peanut butter fudge I need a easy recipe

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  7. Thank you, just wanted to make sure. I can't wait to try this..making both this week!

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  8. Oh my, this looks fabulous! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  9. This is the fudge recipe my family has been making for years. I put mine in a buttered pan and we cut it into squares. Looks pretty the way you do yours! Thanks for sharing with Sugar and Spice Christmas.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. I love these old-fashioned kinds of recipes! Such fond memories! :) Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays - I've pinned this and shared on FB!

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    1. Thanks for the share Jamie…you are a sweetie!

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    2. Coming by to let you know that you had the most viewed link last week! We're featuring you at tonight's Freedom Fridays - grab a button if you'd like one! :) The party starts at 8:30 pm EST tonight!

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    3. Thank you Jamie ~ I will be heading your way!!

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  11. You can never have too many fudge recipes, right? I can't wait to give your granny's a try! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a very Merry Christmas! P.S. I love the storage tin!

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  12. Totally rocked Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends with the mostest views!! Yeah you blew it out of the water with this Millionaire Fudge!!

    Hugs

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  13. Oh my Gosh! This will definitely be on menu Christmas Eve!

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  14. This looks wonderful! I love Fudge...pinning your recipe to try soon!
    Saw your post featured on "The Country Cook" Weekend Potluck!

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  15. Hi! The standard can sizes for evaporated milk are 5 ounces or 12 ounces. Did you mean 12 ounces for this recipe?

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  16. Looks wonderful :) Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

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  17. What would the tempeture be, for boiling for 6 minutes?

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  18. My mother made this many years ago, but the recipe was lost. So glad to find it. P.S. Your recipe is one of the most-viewed tonight.

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    1. It is a truly a vintage recipe and one that is timeless! So glad you stopped by….Merry Christmas!

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  19. Sounds delicious! Pinning it!

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  20. what size pan do you use?

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    1. I recommend using an 11x14 pan. It really all depends on how thick you want the fudge to be. This recipe makes a large amount so you need a good size pan. Hope this helps...

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