NaNa’s Fudge

December 20, 2009 at 2:15 am | Posted in Candy | 22 Comments
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This recipe has been in our family for as long as I can remember. I think it started out as my mom’s recipe and then perfected by my Aunt Lois. I have many fond memories of mom making this fudge and placing it in pretty little Christmas boxes for gifts.

My cousin Brooke even entered this recipe in the Kansas State Fair when she was 11 years old and ended up winning the Junior Division Sweepstakes.

The recipe was published in “A Century of Good Cooking, Kansas State Fair” cookbook, and she won 30 pounds of sugar. 🙂

So with all of that said here’s the award-winning recipe.



Nana’s Fudge

  • 1 stick butter
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 12 ounce bag milk chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Mix butter, sugar and milk in saucepan.  Turn heat on high.  Continually stir and bring to rolling boil.  Continue stirring for about 5 minutes or until it gets to a “soft ball” stage.  Remove from heat; stir in the vanilla, chocolate chips, and marshmallow creme.  Mix until well blended then add nuts.  Pour into a buttered 9 x 13 inch pan.   Cool and cut into squares.   I don’t have a candy thermometer, so “soft ball” stage means that when you drop a small amount of the candy liquid into a cold cup of water, it will form into soft ball. 

NaNa is Brooke’s name for her grandmother, and my Aunt, Lois.  Enjoy!


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