Creamy, rich, and oh so chocolatey! I know you are going to love this Chocolate Fudge as much as I do!
The next recipe that I’m bringing you from Nanny’s cookbook is this delicious Chocolate Fudge! This recipe is actually my Great Grandmother Agnes’ recipe. I will say I was surprised to see marshmallow cream on the ingredient list. For whatever reason I thought that was a newer creation. I must be showing my age, or lack thereof.
I wasn’t real sure what to expect when I cut the first piece and took a bite, but HOLY MOLY! Great Grandma Agnes’ Chocolate Fudge is legit! I couldn’t believe how creamy it was, and how rich the chocolate flavor was. It was like I was back in Mackinac Island, picking out pounds of fudge.
Now, I’m not saying this is as good as Mackinac Island fudge, but it’s pretty darn close. And it can certainly fill any void left by a lack of Mackinac Island fudge.
This Chocolate Fudge was actually quite simple. I’ve made some tricky recipes before and they didn’t always turn out well. A couple I’m not sure we should really be calling fudge.
When I say quite simple, I don’t mean throwing some chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk together and calling it good. Although there is nothing wrong with fudge made from those ingredients. I’ve done it, will probably do it again and it does taste good. But this fudge, this fudge is phenomenal.
By simple, I mean you don’t need your candy thermometer, there are no specific temperatures that the mixture needs to reach. All you need to do is boil your sugar/cream/butter mixture for six minutes then pour it over the chocolate and marshmallow fluff. See? Simple.
I’m not sure how well you can read the recipe, but handwriting clearly was not a priority in my family. I almost used unsweetened cocoa instead of unsweetened chocolate. Not sure how it would’ve turned out using powder instead of a baking bar. I imagine the Chocolate Fudge wouldn’t have set up enough.
I probably still would’ve found a way to eat it though, haha.
You also have the option of adding nuts to your fudge. However, ya’ll know I’m not a big fan of nuts. Between Z and I, we’ve got the nuttiness covered! But if you like nuts, then feel free to add them! You could probably add just about anything you wanted and it would taste delightful.
Have you been to Mackinac Island? What’s your favorite flavor of fudge?
Nanny's Chocolate Fudge
- 4 1/2 Cups Sugar
- 1 1/2 Cups Half & Half
- 1/4 Cup Butter
- Dash Salt
- 1 Bag Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips 12oz
- 4 oz Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
- 1 Jar Marshmallow Fluff 7oz
- 1 Cup Chopped Nuts (optional)
In a large sauce pan combine first four ingredients. Bring to a rolling boil and let boil for 6 minutes. Pour boiling mixture over the chocolate and marshmallow fluff and beat until all of the chocolate is melted and the marshmallow is fully incorporated. If you're including nuts, now is the time to add them.
Pour into a greased 9" x 13" pan and allow to sit for several hours or overnight before cutting. Makes 24 1.5" x 1.5" squares.