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Fannie May Fudge

Rich, decadent, copycat Fannie May Fudge. It’s the perfect chocolate fudge recipe for any time of year, no candy thermometer needed!

Rich, decadent, copycat Fannie May Fudge. It's the perfect chocolate fudge recipe for any time of year, no candy thermometer needed!

Why this Recipe is Best

My mom has been making this Fannie May Fudge for as long as I can remember.

It’s different from most of my other fudge recipes! Unlike my Cookies and Cream Fudge and my Orange Creamsicle Fudge that use marshmallow cream as its base.

Today’s fudge is based off marshmallows, butter, and cream. You’ll see this version as a base for this Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge, Macadamia Nut fudge, and this Chocolate Cookie Dough Fudge.

This recipe makes approximately 5 lbs of Fannie May Fudge! Plenty to share with friends and family during the holidays.

Keep reading to find out how to store your Fannie May Fudge to last all season long.

Rich, decadent, copycat Fannie May Fudge. It's the perfect chocolate fudge recipe for any time of year, no candy thermometer needed!

How to Store Fudge

I pour the Fannie May Fudge into a large 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper. Once it’s chilled and firm, I will remove it from the pan and cut it into approximately 4 large rectangles.

I store these rectangles wrapped in parchment paper and in an airtight ziploc bag in my freezer. I usually make this fudge mid-December and store it in my refrigerator in these “packs.”

Then, when I’m making up a cookie or candy plate for a party, hostess gift, friend, etc, I will cut just the amount of fudge needed.

By not cutting the fudge into bite sized pieces immediately, it will maintain its freshness longer (straight through the holidays)! When cutting it into pieces, they tend to dry out quicker…so use within a few days if you’re chopping them up for gifts!

Whip up a batch of Fannie May Fudge and store it to share with your friends and family this holiday season. Or keep some for yourself. It’ll be our secret!

Rich, decadent, copycat Fannie May Fudge. It's the perfect chocolate fudge recipe for any time of year, no candy thermometer needed!

Easy Dessert Recipes

Yield: 128

Fannie May Fudge

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 27 minutes

This is seriously THE BEST Chocolate Fudge recipe you'll find! Perfect for Christmas candy giving.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 25 regular sized marshmallows (not minis)
  • 1 package (12 ounce) milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 package (12 ounce) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 2 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Line a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add marshmallows, chocolate morsels, unsweetened chocolate, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, milk and butter. Over medium high heat, bring mixture to a boil while stirring constantly. Once boiling, boil for a full two minutes.
  4. Pour hot mixture over marshmallow and chocolate and beat with whisk attachment until melted and smooth (may take several minutes).
  5. Pour into prepared baking sheet and refrigerate for about 3 hours (or overnight). Remove from refrigerator and cut into 4 large rectangles. Wrap in parchment paper and store in airtight container until ready to use.
  6. When ready to use, cut into bite sized pieces and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

128

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 46Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on December 12, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. I have been making Fannie Mae fudge for 40 years; my recipe came from my college roommate’s mother, who had been making it for years before that. The only difference is the recipe I use calls for whole milk. Turns out perfect every time – as long as you boil for the two minutes. Delicious!

  2. I’ve made this several time. But sometimes it’s very soft fudge and other times it’s firm I like a firm fudge. What am I doing wrong ?

    1. Make sure you are boiling the mixture for the full amount of time. And by boiling, it should be a rolling, bubbly boil 🙂

  3. Now this is my kind of candy making! I like the idea it is 5#’s of fudge. A lot of your recipes are for a 8×8 pan. I’m going to have to figure out how to make them a larger recipe. LOL I don’t actually feed that many people I just like to have enough just in case. I can share left overs with friends and family.
    I am trying to find the perfect recipes in all areas of baking. The “Fudge Project” looks like a good one to perfect this summer without heating up the house. I’m planing on trying every one of your fudge recipes!
    Love Ranchmama

  4. I made this today. It is great. Am cutting it into four pieces now. When I store in airtight container , is that in fridge or on counter? Tks

  5. Why do you use skim milk in the Fannie Mae fudge when your other marshmallow type fudge recipes (butterscotch, maple) require heavy cream?

  6. Just made this fudge recipe. It is amazingly easy and came out perfect. Now I just have to wait for it to cool.

  7. I am blown away at how delicious and easy this tecope is to make. I literally was taking my fingers remicing ebery little bit left on spatula and pan. Crazy good!!! 

  8. I’m been looking for a fudge recipe that doesn’t require a candy thermometer for so long! This was so easy to make  and absolutely delicious!! Thank you.

  9. This fudge is so good! I made it over the weekend and it turned out perfectly! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. I made this today. It is great. Am cutting it into four pieces now. When I store in airtight container , is that in fridge or on counter? Tks

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