Milk chocolate fudge is a classic favorite for those who love sweet, creamy desserts. This simple recipe yields a smooth, melt-in-your-mouth fudge that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re a seasoned fudge maker or trying your hand at this confection for the first time, this recipe is foolproof and sure to delight.

This milk chocolate fudge is not just a dessert; its an gourmet treat that combines the richness of chocolate with the sweetness of sugar and the creaminess of condensed milk. It’s a perfect example of how a few simple ingredients can come together to create something truly special.

Milk chocolate fudge being sliced

What is in milk chocolate fudge?

Granulated sugar

The base of the fudge, provides sweetness. The sugar melts down to a liquid and starts to caramelizing, adding flavor and binding the candy.

Sweetened condensed milk

Adds creaminess and a milk flavor

Half & half

Contributes to the fudges creamy texture

Unsalted butter

Adds richness and flavor

Marshmallow creme

Gives the fudge a smooth, silky texture

Chocolate chips & Hershey bar

Provides the chocolate flavor & smoothness

Vanilla extract

Enhances the overall flavor

The base for the milk chocolate fudge starting to boil

How do you ensure smooth & creamy fudge?

The key is in constant stirring and not rushing the cooking process. I cook all candy on low heat, slowly. Ensure all sugar is completely melted, and avoid over cooking to maintain smooth texture.

Can you add nuts or other mix-ins to milk chocolate fudge?

Absolutely! Adding nuts, dried fruit, or even a swirl of peanut butter can give an extra texture and flavor to the fudge.

How do you cut fudge cleanly?

For clean cuts, use a sharp knife and wipe it clean between cuts. If the fudge is too soft, chilling it briefly in the freezer can help.

How do you store milk chocolate fudge and how long does it last?

Store fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. For longer storage, refrigerate it. Just make sure you keep the fudge covered well so that it does not absorb other flavors from the fridge.

Milk chocolate fudge all cooked about to be poured in a pan to set

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Milk Chocolate Fudge

Author: Madison Reid
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Servings: 30 pieces
A simple recipe that is easy to make. Sweet & creamy milk chocolate fudge, that melts in your mouth.

Ingredients 

  • 5 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 7 ounces marshmallow creme
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
  • 1 Giant Size Hershey chocolate bar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan, stir sugar, condensed milk, half & half and butter
  • Turn on medium low heat and continue stirring until the sugar is all melted
  • Place in a candy thermometer, continue stirring and boiling until the mixture reaches soft ball stage (234 degrees)
  • Immediately take off of the heat and stir in marshmallow creme, chocolate chips & Hershey chocolate bar. Stir until melted & smooth.
  • Whisk in vanilla extract
  • Pour into a 9×13 pan lined with parchment paper to cool & set. You can do a cookie sheet if you prefer thinner pieces of fudge.
  • Cut & enjoy once completely set (2+hours)

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal Carbohydrates: 53g Protein: 1g Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g Trans Fat: 0.02g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 17mg Potassium: 82mg Sugar: 51g Vitamin A: 47IU Vitamin C: 0.3mg Calcium: 46mg Iron: 0.04mg

Have you tried this recipe?

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