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Super Simple Fudge

Growing up fudge was a Christmas tradition at our house. My mom usually made a very simple version using marshmallow creme. I’ve followed in her footsteps — until this year.

I bought all the ingredients, fully prepared to make fudge to add to our Christmas cookie tray. Well, who woulda thunk that marshmallow creme had egg whites in it? It never occurred to me.

Since FishChick2 is allergic to egg whites, I figured fudge was off the list. I mean, you can deprive a child of scrambled eggs, but can you really deprive the girl of chocolate?!

Yeah, I thought not.

So, I facebooked my woes and lo and behold there was an easier, simpler fudge than my mom’s version! Readers pointed me to “the Eagle Brand fudge.” I had never heard of it. But it sure is good.

And it’s easy! Only three ingredients: chocolate chips, sweetened, condensed milk, and vanilla extract. I’ll take that! After sales, you can make a pan of fudge for about $3. Very cool.

Do YOU make a special candy at the holidays?

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  1. Oh yeah, I love making candy! My favorite is toffee…I have the recipe on my blog. It is so simple and easy!!

  2. Too funny. I literally got online to find a fudge recipe and was glancing at facebook at the same time and this came up!!! Is that perfect timing or what?!?!?!

  3. Just made this fudge for neighbors yesterday; we have lived here a year and a half, and didn’t know the name of the guy who lived above us! Oh, the power of chocolate!

  4. Does anyone know how many cups of chocolate chips are in a standard size bag?

  5. I found you from Almost Famous. I love your site. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!

  6. Alissa Fisher says:

    My very favorite treat to make at Christmastime is a cookie we call Ting-A-Lings. They remind me of my Grandpa who asked me to make them for his Christmas present each year. I always smile and think of his smile and humor when I make them. They are SUPER easy too.

    1 cup chocolate chips
    1 cup butterscotch chips
    2 cups crunchy chow mein noodles.

    Melt the chips and then add the noodles. I usually put them on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer until hard, then transfer them to another container.

    • @Alissa Fisher,

      My mom used to make “haystacks” with the chow mein noodles and butterscotch chips. They were good and simple but I love chocolate so I can’t wait to try your version with the chocolate chips!!!!

      • @Megan,
        If you don’t have any chips handy (or you’ve used them already in other cookies/candy ;-), you can use Bark-chocolate or Vanilla for “Haystacks”.
        I used to make them with peanuts, chow mein noodles and whatever else we had (M&M’s were my favs.).
        :-)

  7. I have a 3 ingredient 3 minute fudge recipe. 2 bags milk chocolate chips, 1 can sweetened condensed milk and 3 Tbls butter. Microwave all ingredients for 3 minutes or until chips fully melted and pour in 9×13 dish to set.

  8. Oh.. Fudge is my favorite too.. I usually make it with cocoa powder, sugar, milk, butter and vanilla extract but yours seems much simpler. Heading over to check the recipe out..

  9. I just discovered an equally easy recipe for fudge. It just uses baking chocolate and heavy cream, plus whatever you want to put in/on it (nuts, crushed peppermint candy, marshmallows, coconut, etc.). It’s my new favorite!

  10. You can also do a simple fudge with one can of chocolate frosting & 1 bag of chocolate chips – use any combination, milk, dark – melt in the microwave or on the stovetop. Add nuts or whatever if you’d like. Pour into a 9×9 & let cool. Enjoy!

  11. Just picked up the ingredients for this today. We’ll be having fudge tonight. Thanks for posting such a quick and easy short cut!

  12. Thanks for posting this! I have tried to make fudge for the holidays every year that I’ve been married, a new recipe each year, and none of them have turned out. I’ll definitely be trying this one!

  13. You can also use mini marshmallows instead. Most don’t have egg.

  14. I’m trying this on Monday. I love fudge but it is so much work! Thanks so much for sharing…and wish me luck!

  15. Your little fudge recipe is makes THE best fudge ever!!!

  16. Jennifer K says:

    Just joined the site. I am excited to take a look around the site. Just so you know the first link to Kraft didn’t work, unless it was just my browser. Can’t wait to try a fudge recipe though, I have never done one before.

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      I think it might be your browser, ‘cuz the link worked for me. Welcome to Life as MOM. Thanks for reading!

  17. I grew up making that with my mom, but we split the milk between 1/2 bag peanut butter chips and 1/2 bag chocolate chips and layered the fudge. Best part? The kids can make it because it can be melted in the microwave!

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