Foolproof Holiday Fudge

Photo: Sang An
24 2-inch pieces

Traditional fudge recipes require a candy thermometer and a fair amount of precision to get the texture just right; this simple fudge recipe is easy enough for children to make (with supervision, of course). The addition of mini marshmallows to the recipe give this fudge a smooth silkiness.


  • Vegetable oil, cooking spray

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 3 ½ cups mini marshmallows

  • 3 cups semisweet or white chocolate chips

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ½ cup crushed peppermint candy


  1. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with two sheets of waxed or parchment paper in a crisscross manner (one lengthwise, one crosswise) so ends overhang sides of pan; coat evenly with cooking spray.

  2. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, cook sugar, salt, butter, cream, and marshmallows, stirring, until butter and marshmallows are almostmelted, 5 to 6 minutes.

  3. Bring mixture to a boil; cook, stirring occasionally,5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add chips and vanilla; stir until chips are melted. Pour mixture into lined pan.

  4. Let fudge cool in the pan at room temperature,3 hours. Use edges of paper to lift out fudge; place on cutting board, and remove paper. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters, or cut fudge into bars. Sprinkle evenly with crushed candy.

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