Chocolate Bit Fudge Family Recipe
This is my great grandmother’s recipe for chocolate fudge. It’s insanely delicious, and I’ve made it even easier to make!
Honestly, guys, I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve been here. I’ve been trying to throw up a post or two in between unpacking boxes, setting up Christmas, and spending time with family, but there hasn’t been as much time as I’d like to just sit down and chat with you all. I’ve missed you!
And I really hate that I feel like I’m missing Christmas in blog land (who needs Toyland?! Blog land is sooooooo much tastier ????). I have tons and tons and tons of Christmas recipes that I photographed for posting way before the move, but I grossly underestimated the amount of time I’d find to sit down at the computer during this whole unpacking/setting up house/holiday season to get any writing done. I feel like the season is passing me by and I’ve hardly shared any of the delicious recipes I had ready for you guys!
Let me make it up to you by giving you the recipe for my great-grandmother’s Chocolate Bit Fudge. YES. My great-grandmother’s recipe. Aren’t those always the best ones?
I wish I could reach through the computer screen and yank you into my kitchen with me. Because, y’all, I am in the mood to eat some fudge!! And if you were here, we would totally chow down. I don’t mean politely nibble at fudge as we chat.
I mean you get a plate, and I get a plate, and we’re digging in.
You get me right? ????
This fudge is really different than the type of fudge I typically make. My go-to recipe is a simply combination of white chips and sweetened condensed milk. It’s super creamy and soft and I love it.
So I was actually a little bit skeptical of this old family recipe of mine. First off, I wasn’t sure I’d have any success. The instructions are old, a little hard to read, and written in that vague voice of a home cook who has the recipe memorized so well she barely needs to glance at her notes, much less a full recipe. Plus, this recipe has more than 2 ingredients…. so… you know. I just wasn’t quite sure how it was going to play out in my hands.
All my fears were for naught. This fudge was a total breeze! And it’s sooooooooo good. It’s not soft like my usual recipe. But this one melts in your mouth, almost like a buttermint does. It’s dreamy you guys. The ultimate chocolate Christmas fudge and perfect for all those holiday cookie plates you’ll be handing out this year!
Enjoy! ☺️ ✌???? ❤️ ????
- 4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 23 ounces evaporated milk
- 2 (12 ounce) packages semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows (or marshmallow bits)
Prepare a large 15.5 x 10.5 jelly roll pan by lining it with parchment paper or foil.
Over medium-high heat, melt the butter with the sugar and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil, and allow to boil for 5 minutes while stirring.
Remove from heat and add to the boiling mixture the chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
Pour the fudge into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
If desired, press the chopped nuts and marshmallows into the top of the fudge. Allow to cool completely before cutting and packaging.