Mawmaw’s Fudge Recipe

Mawmaws Christmas Fudge

If you’re looking for the most decadent, most delicious fudge recipe in the world, then look no further. This recipe has been in my family since way before I was born and it’s a must during the holidays. Once you try this fudge, no other will do. I won’t touch anything with marshmallow fluff because the consistency is all wrong in my opinion. If you’re wanting an easy recipe though, this one is not it. This candy is time consuming and requires your undivided attention from beginning to end. Oh, but the outcome? It’s so worth it. I made my first batch of the Christmas season yesterday (I’m way behind this year, I know!) I sent a box out to my cousin Jen, because nothing beats Mawmaw’s fudge at Christmas.

Mawmaw's Most Delicious Fudge recipe in the world, trust me. Angela Lanter. Dessert idea. #Dessert #fudge #chocolaterecipes #AngelaLanter
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Mawmaw's Fudge
This recipe can be made to be either chocolate or peanut butter, and both are simply divine.
  1. Melt butter in a medium sized sauce pan over medium flame.
  2. Once melted, add can of evaporated milk and slowly pour in sugar, cup by cup. Stir to combine.
  3. Continue stirring over medium flame, being careful to scrape the bottom, so the mixture doesn’t scorch.
  4. Stir until the mixture starts to boil, then turn heat to low and set timer for 12 minutes.
  5. Stir non-stop until 12 minutes is up, be sure to constantly scrape the bottom of pot to prevent scorching.
  6. When time is up, remove from heat and add in vanilla. Be careful, vanilla will cause the mixture to bubble and pop.
  7. Continue stirring and add in chocolate or peanut butter chips.
  8. Beat mixture by hand until it starts to get tougher to stir, as the candy begins to set up. Once the consistency is right (hard to stir), pour into a greased pan and allow to cool.
  9. Once fully cool, slice and enjoy!


  1. Jennifer
    December 30, 2015 / 12:51 AM

    I just tried this recipe and it really is so good. I have never had any luck using candy thermometers and I don’t care for the recipes using marshmallow. This was perfect! I am taking this to share with family (if there is any left!) Thanks so much for posting.

    • January 3, 2016 / 7:42 PM

      Yay!! I'[m so glad you liked it and it turned out well!! 🙂

      • January 3, 2016 / 7:44 PM

        It depends o how thick you like your fudge? I prefer thinner fudge, so I use a 9 x 13 x 2. I hope this helps! 🙂

  2. December 30, 2015 / 4:59 PM

    I would like to try this but you don’t say what size pan this recipe is suited for….? What size? Thanks! If you could email me, that’d be awesome, otherwise I’ll try to check back here… :)))

  3. Bismah
    January 4, 2016 / 4:44 AM

    Mmmmmm I’m getting hungry! Will definitely try it out (the chocoholic in me is very pleased)

  4. Christine
    December 4, 2018 / 3:54 PM

    I’m late to try these, what size bag of chocolate chips? And are they milk chocolate? Only asking because the hyperlink shows an23 oz bag of milk chocolate chips, and the peanut butter hyperlink shows pillows. Lol. I really want to make this for my family. Thanks!

    • December 7, 2018 / 3:37 PM

      Hi Christine! The smaller bag- 12 oz. Yes, I use the milk chocolate chips.
      Sorry about the PB chips link, this is an older post, so who knows what happened with that link lol!

  5. Sharon
    December 14, 2019 / 10:39 AM

    What size can of milk?

  6. Kelly
    December 17, 2019 / 11:58 AM

    So this is definitely evaporated milk, and not sweetened condensed milk? Just clarifying! Thanks!

  7. Karen
    December 27, 2019 / 8:24 AM

    Also need to know what size can of evaporated milk, thanks

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