Sunshine’s “Secret” Fudge

by sunshine on December 23, 2009

Baking for others is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays. I enjoy making treats for others because they know it comes from the heart. I have always enjoyed baking (desserts mostly) and have always found it so much fun to make all kinds of goodies and wrap them in cute gift bags using fun ribbons and gift tags for friends and family as gifts. The recipe I am about to share with you is my all-time favorite thing to make during the holidays. It is SO simple to make…..and VERY, VERY good (if I do say so myself)!!
My secret fudge…. I know, it’s not much of a secret if I’m sharing the recipe with all of you, but the source of my recipe is a secret….because if I told you, you wouldn’t believe me!

Ok, ok, you twisted my arm….I’ll tell you. I found it on the back of a marshmallow cream jar!! : ) I TOLD you, you wouldn’t believe me!! It may be from the back of a marshmallow cream jar, but you have never tasted better fudge. Or found fudge that was easier to make!

I have many variations to my fudge; plain fudge, fudge with nuts, peanut butter and chocolate fudge (tastes even better than a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup if you can imagine that!), white chocolate fudge, you get the picture. And it so easy to make all of these variations of flavors because this fudge is make with chocolate chips! And these days, you can find all kinds of flavored chocolate chips which you can turn in to fudge!
Now, on to the recipe….

Sunshine’s “Secret” Fudge


Printable Recipe: Sunshine’s “Secret” Fudge


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 12-oz. package chocolate chips (or whatever flavor chocolate chips you desire: peanut butter, white chocolate, mint, etc)
  • 1 7-oz. jar Kraft Marshmallow Cream
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, optional
  • 1tsp. Vanilla


Combine sugar, margarine and milk in heavy 2-1/2 quart saucepan; bring to full rolling bail, stirring constantly (and you have to stir constantly or it will burn, trust me!). Continue boiling 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring. Remove from heat, stir in chocolate till melted. Add marshmallow cream, nuts (if desired) & vanilla; beat until blended. Pour into greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Let cool and cut into 1-inch squares.

**To make layered fudge (like peanut butter and chocolate, I usually make one batch of each flavor and split it in to two 9X13 pans. Make one flavor first (ex: peanut butter) pour it in to the two pans. Let that layer cool while you make the next batch (I usually put it in the fridge). Make the next batch with the other flavor (ex: choc.) and pour it on top. This way they will not mix in to each other and get all messy.

See, it couldn’t be easier and everyone is SURE to love it! It’s always the go-to holiday recipe for me. I hope you enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

katherine December 24, 2009 at 7:41 pm

I would believe that came from a jar. My favorite fudge is from the back of a marshmallow bag. I bet you get the same result without tiring our your arm.


The Chef In My Head December 27, 2009 at 4:32 am

My husband would have me in the kitchen for days making fudge if he knew about this. We'll just keep this our little secret 😉 I love your blog, it's great! -LeslieMichele


Grilled Shrimp December 27, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Looks like great for holidays, I have to try them out 😀


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Debbie January 1, 2010 at 5:34 pm

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Reply January 2, 2010 at 9:55 pm

It was a very interesting post thanks for writing it!


wine blog February 2, 2010 at 10:44 am

mmmmm. Fudge! So creamy, rich, and delicious… 🙂


pam December 6, 2011 at 6:04 pm

i've used that recipe for years and it never fails..great for beginner candy maker!


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