No Fail Chocolate Fudge Recipe

This very easy to make and delicious No Fail Chocolate Fudge recipe is originally from the Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk Company.  The recipe seems to have appeared in the 1950s.  This recipe has become very popular and famous with many generations of families!  You and your family will love this very rich and delicious No Fail Chocolate Fudge.  Sometimes the easiest recipes are the best recipes, and this it one!


No Fail Chocolate FudgePhoto from the My Very Best Baking web site.


No Fail Chocolate Fudge Recipe:

No Fail Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0

Yield: 48 pieces


1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup (5 fluid ounces) Carnation Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels (chips)
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract



Line an 8-inch square baking dish with either aluminum foil or waxed paper.

In a large saucepan, combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and salt.  Over medium heat, bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.  Let boil, stirring constantly, for approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Stir in marshmallows, chocolate morsels, nuts, and vanilla extract.  Stir vigorously for approximately 1 minutes or until marshmallows are completely melted.

Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared baking pan.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm.  When firm, lift from pan and remove foil. Using a sharp knife, cut the fudge into squares.

Yields 48 pieces.

Storage – How To Store Fudge:

No Fail Chocolate FudgeRoom Temperature:  Fudge stored at room temperature in an air-tight container will last 7 to 14 days.  Fudge should be stored in an air-tight container (tin or plastic), each layer separated by a sheet of waxed paper.  Fudge stored in an air-tight container at room temperature will “ripen” over the first 24 hours.

Refrigerator:  Fudge stored in the refrigerator can last 2 to 3 weeks when kept in an air-tight container.

Freezer:  Frozen fudge will keep for months if wrapped in waxed paper, then again in aluminum foil, and stored in an air-tight container.  Wrap each individual slice or the entire box with plastic or aluminum foil and seal thoroughly.  Properly wrapped it should keep for several months.  Leave fudge in its wrapping for at least two hours upon removal from the freezer to permit it to return to room temperature.


Fudge Variations Ideas:

Milk Chocolate Fudge
Substitute 1 3/4 cups (11.5-ounce package) Milk Chocolate Morsels for Semisweet Chocolate Morsels.

Butterscotch Fudge
Substitute 1 2/3 cups (11-ounce package) Butterscotch Flavored Morsels for Semisweet Chocolate Morsels.

Peanut-Chocolate Fudge
Substitute 1 2/3 cups (11-ounce package) Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels for Semisweet Chocolate Morsels and 1/2 cup chopped peanuts for pecans or walnuts.


Comments and Reviews

17 Responses to “No Fail Chocolate Fudge Recipe”

  1. Deng Santos

    Me and Adi Yapyuco at DDB totally love fudge.

    • Kathy craft

      Pizza cutter works great for cutting the fudge.I just made this recipe and its the bomb.Thanks my husband never liked fudge,he said it’s always to rich.this he loves.

      • Sharon Urschel

        I tried your tip on using the pizza cutter to cut the fudge. It works out so well, pieces were more uniform size and it is so much easier than using a knife. Thanks for the great tip 🙂

  2. Debbie

    I’ve been looking for my ex MIL fudge recipe for years. This is very much like it, but I am disappointed that it didn’t set enough. I have to use a spoon as it won’t cut into squares.

  3. Kelly

    Do I have to use marshmallows

  4. Christine

    After Messing up 3 other batches from 3 different recipes THIS ONE WORKED!!!!! Omg thank you sooo much! My holiday hits are now complete!!
    I actually used 1 marshmallow creme jar instead of mini marshmallows (as requested). Omg all I can say is Delish! They are lighter than expected to be?? I don’t care i have fudge!!!! 👏🏼

  5. Tina Bonnewell

    Please do share Thx TLB

    • Carolyn Cook

      How big a jar of the marshmallow crème did you use?

    • John Pruitt

      There are usually only two sizes available in the supermarket. Virtually all recipes call for the smaller size. It’s what I use and it is terrific!

  6. JuliaAnn Bruenderman

    As anyone used white chips?

  7. Laura S.

    I have used a variety of chips and it works with all of them.

  8. Carly

    Do you need to prepare the evaporated milk, or just use the flakes?

  9. Jennifer

    My fudge isn’t getting hard. It’s like goopy? Help!

    • Whats Cooking America

      It sounds like your fudge was not heated long enough. Here’s a suggestion to try and salvage your batch: If your fudge will not set after heating and stirring, and it does not have a grainy texture, you have cooled your fudge properly, but you did not heat it to high enough a temperature during the cooking stage. To reset soft fudge, return it to the pot and add in 1 to 1 1/2 cups of water per batch of fudge.

      • Tamara uriarte

        And reheat for 4 minutes again? Mine failed as well

        • Whats Cooking America

          Troubleshooting soft fudge: Scrape the fudge back into a saucepan and add 1 1/2 cups of water. Place it over low heat and stir until the fudge has dissolved and is blended with the water.
          Increase the heat to medium and bring it to a boil for an additional 4 to 5 minutes (or until temperature reaches 244 degrees F with a candy thermometer) , washing down the sides of the pan frequently with a wet pastry brush to prevent sugar crystals. Remove the fudge from the heat and taste carefully. You might need to add more vanilla flavoring, as the old flavor will now be diluted. Stir the fudge until it loses some of its gloss and thicken noticeably before you pour it into the pan.


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