Carnation Famous Fudge

Creamy, Silky and Smooth. Carnation Famous Fudge has been around for years. Why? It’s easy to make, even for the first time fudge maker like me. There are a few “rules” to follow when making fudge. First, use a heavy-duty, medium saucepan (no teflon please) Second, bring sugar, butter, milk and salt to a full rolling boil and stir constantly. Lastly, add marshmallows, chocolate chips, and nuts. Stir vigorously. Follow these simple “rules”and you’ll make fantastic fudge each and every time.

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With this recipe and by changing the chocolate and/or ingredients added, you can make many variations of fudge. We have made white chocolate blueberry fudge, maple nut fudge, chocolate mint fudge and my favorite, candy cane fudge. So put on your thinking caps and see what you can come up with. Any variation of fudge you make, this recipe is wonderfully delicious and super easy. Doesn’t get any better than that!


My Grandma Rose was famous for her fudge. Each holiday season she made batch after batch of fudge. She made fudge well into her 70’s and now that I have decided to carry on her fudge “tradition” I don’t know how in the world she did it. My grandma didn’t use this recipe, not the fast and easy recipe like me. My grandma made the cooked kind of fudge, the “soft ball’ stage kind. Someday I hope to “master” her recipe for fudge but until then, I’ll be happy to carry on her fudge tradition with an easy fudge recipe.

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Carnation Famous Fudge

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  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Line 8-inch square baking pan with foil.
  • Combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in a medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in marshmallows, chocolate chips, nuts, if using and vanilla extract.
  • Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted. Pour into prepared baking pan; refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into 48 pieces.
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If you like fudge as much as we do, you’ll find many fudge recipes here on T2T. Check them out! Maple Nut FudgeWhite Chocolate Coffee Toffee FudgeDried Cherry Fudge.