Traditional Christmas fudge & vintage one-bowl holiday fudge recipes from the ’90s

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Traditional Christmas fudge & vintage one-bowl holiday fudge recipes from the ’90s

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Traditional Christmas fudge recipe


2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2/3 cup undiluted Carnation Evaporated Milk
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups (4 ounces) miniature marshmallows
1-1/2 cups (9 ounces) Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine butter, evaporated milk, sugar and salt in medium-sized, heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly Remove from heat.

Stir in marshmallows, morsels, nuts and vanilla. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted. Pour into foil-lined 8-inch square baking pan. Sprinkle with additional pecans if desired. Chill until firm.

Makes about 2 pounds

Fudge recipe variations

Milk chocolate fudge: Substitute 2 cups (11-1/2 ounce package) Nestle Toll House Milk Chocolate Morsels for Semi-Sweet Morsels.

Butterscotch: Substitute 2 cups (12-ounce package) Nestle Toll House Butterscotch Flavored Morsels for Semi-Sweet Morsels.

Mint chocolate fudge: Substitute 1-1/2 cups (10-ounce package) Nestle Toll House Mint-Chocolate Morsels for Semi-Sweet Morsels.

Hershey's rich cocoa fudge recipe from the '70s & '80s

Vintage Christmas fudge recipe

Holiday fudge: Make in no time. Remembered for a long time.

This delicious one bowl holiday fudge will really make a lasting impression when you make them with Baker’s chocolate and Diamond walnuts.

Simply melt squares of real Baker’s chocolate in your microwave, and you can do your melting and mixing in one bowl. Then add plenty of crunchy walnuts for a truly memorable holiday gift.

One-bowl holiday fudge recipe


2 packages (8 squares each) Baker’s semi-sweet baking chocolate
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped Diamond walnuts


Microwave chocolate and milk in large microwaveable bowl on high 2 to 3 minutes, or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring halfway through heating time. Remove from microwave. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.

Stir in vanilla and walnuts. Spread in greased 8-inch square pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares.

Makes 4 dozen

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