Best Fudge Ever!


I’m sorry. I really am. Most of us are making resolutions to be healthier (myself included), and here I am posting a recipe that includes 5 cups of sugar. Please don’t hate me.

I will say, though, this is a recipe I need to share with y’all. This is the fudge that my Mom makes every holiday season. My Memaw makes a very similar version as well, except she swears by marshmallow cream instead of marshmallows.

I finally got the guts to give this recipe a whirl the week of Christmas, and I’m happy to say that I didn’t completely mess it up! I ended up slightly overcooking mine though, so it wasn’t quite as creamy as Mom makes it. I’m still working on getting better with candy making. :)

Mom’s Fudge
Source: My Mom


  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 tbsp. butter


  1. Mix cocoa and sugar in a dutch oven. Add both milks and mix.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil (to where the mixture almost bubbles over).
  3. Lower the heat and stir the mixture.
  4. Keep cooking and stirring occasionally until the mixture reaches soft ball stage or 235 degrees. (This video is EXCELLENT in helping you to figure out what soft ball stage is.)
  5. Remove the mixture from the heat and working quickly, stir in the butter, peanut butter and marshmallows.
  6. Pour the batter in a parchment paper lined 9×13 inch pan. Allow it to cool for 2-3 hours. Cut and enjoy!


  1. I love making fudge, but haven’t found a chocolate and peanut butter one to try yet. I’m definitely going to try this one out!

  2. Holy cow this looks fabulous! I think I need to make this now (which is not helpful for the pre-wedding losing weight plan), but it just looks so good!

  3. This fudge looks fantastic! I don’t see the marshmallows though. Do they melt into the mix?

    • The Nifty Foodie says:

      Yes, I’m sorry that I didn’t clarify. You mix the marshmallows in right after the fudge reaches soft ball stage, so the marshmallows do melt in. :)

  4. Ohhhh my gosh…I would like you to send me a slice in the mail – right now! Please? 😉

  5. This looks sooo amazing. I heard fudge mails quite nicely (just sayin’) 😉


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