Homemade fudge makes the perfect homemade gift to share with family, friends, school teachers and members of the church. This recipe for marshmallow fudge is easy and fun for parents and kids to try together.
I always remember seeing marshmallow fudge as part of school bake sales, particularly around the holidays, but it’s a treat we enjoy all year round.
So whether you’re loading up some fudge into a pretty Christmas tin to gift to a loved one, or just looking to make something special for yourself or your kids, this marshmallow fudge recipe is the perfect treat!
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Where does this fudge get its marshmallow flavor from?
While the fudge I remember from my childhood bake sales usually had those colorful mini marshmallows, this fudge does not have chunks of marshmallow in it. So where does the marshmallow come in?
Marshmallow creme is stirred in and melted along with the chocolate. This fudge stays beautifully smooth and creamy, but has the marshmallow flavor throughout.
The addition of marshmallow creme really helps make the fudge extra sweet and rich.
What other flavors could I add?
Fudge is a really fun thing to play with and really make it suit your preferences. There are lots of great things you can add to give it some extra flavor, like peanut butter and various candies. Adding nuts is also a popular way of creating new flavors and textures.
One really easy way of adding variety is by using a flavored Marshmallow Fluff, like strawberry. I’ve also seen Marshmallow Fluff come in caramel flavor.
What flavors do you like to add into your fudge? Let us know in the comments!
Marshmallow Fudge Recipe
Makes about 2 1/2 lbs. / approximately 20 servings (depending on how big you like your pieces)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups of firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 cup of evaporated milk
- 1 6oz. package chocolate morsels
- 1 jar of marshmallow creme
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
Heat a saucepan to medium-low. Add butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently, then turn down to a simmer.
Continue to simmer the mixture for 15 more minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat and immediately add the chocolate morsels and marshmallow cream. Stir until everything is smooth and melted together, then blend in the vanilla.
Pour into a greased 9×9 inch pan. Chill in the refrigerator until firm.
If you’re looking for more homemade food gift ideas, try:
- Peanut Butter Cookies and/or Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
- Homemade Cookie Butter Chocolate Covered Spoons
- Russian Tea Cakes
- Cranberry Bliss Bars
- Melted Snowman Hot Cocoa
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1 (6oz) package chocolate morsels
- 1 jar marshmallow creme
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Heat a saucepan to medium-low. Add butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently, then turn down to a simmer.
- Continue to simmer the mixture for 15 more minutes, stirring frequently.
- Remove from heat and immediately add the chocolate morsels and marshmallow cream. Stir until everything is smooth and melted together, then blend in the vanilla.
- Pour into a greased 9×9 inch pan. Chill in the refrigerator until firm.
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