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Foolproof Holiday Fudge

Recipe photo courtesy of Sang An

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.




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  • darrencartermd
    24 DEC, 2015
    Terrible recipe. I used high quality chips and the chocolate seized and every bit of cocoa butter came out. Perhaps it's related to the temperature, but I've never had a "foolproof" recipe completely fail before. I know I need to stay away from Martha's recipe's.
  • AuroraMarie
    20 DEC, 2013
    The recipe was okay, I've made fudge before, but its been a long time. The fudge is a little greasy, and it didn't set up in 3 hours, and by that, I mean it was still very soft. It did help though, because I cut it into circles, and I was able to combine the scraps and make more in a matter of seconds. I don't know if I'll use this recipe again, but at least I know how it works if I need to make fudge again.
  • SweetestPea
    1 JAN, 2013
    Wonderful. And YES it is not only possible but easy to blend/incorporate the chocolate into the marshmallow concoction. Just be persistant. I didn't even use a whisk or anything special...just a rubber spatula. You just have to be slightly quick/strong with it and keep mixing til it's blended through. Nice recipe.
  • Ceara Dowell
    20 DEC, 2012
    I made this recipe tonight, and it is amazing. Seriously, this is my first attempt at making fudge and I was nervous, especially after a few of the reviews, but it couldn't have turned out better. I did use milk chocolate morsels instead of semi-sweet chocolate, because I was told that the fudge would be less greasy that way. That was my only change, though, and it turned out great. It was so easy! My husband doesn't even really like chocolate, and he is in love. I'd recommend it to anyone!
  • angelalemmons
    19 DEC, 2012
    I made this today and followed the recipe exactly. If it matters, it certainly is NOT appropriate for children to make even with adult supervision. Molten sugar, cream, butter, and marshmallows do not mesh with kids!! The chocolate almost NEVER incorporated fully but I used a heavy-duty whisk and that worked! I think the reviewers who had trouble with it being greasy didn't stir the mixture until fully incorporated. I'm almost certain that that is the key. And it tastes DELICIOUS!!
  • JQMomma
    14 DEC, 2012
    I made this for the first time the other day. I must say the recipe was easy to follow and the fudge turned out perfect. Very pleased I found this in time for the holidays.
  • GorgeousRed
    9 DEC, 2012
    First time making this and it turned out good--a little greasy, yes but all an all a good recipe. I recommend Hershey's Chocolate Peppermint candy canes--adds a really nice zing!
  • baylorbear
    1 JAN, 2012
    Not sure what you did wrong Althea99, but I tried this for the first time this year and it turned out perfect. I used white chocolate semi-sweet and they were good, but the regular chocolate semi-sweet were better. Didn't have any problem with any of it being greasy. First time making fudge (or foolproof fudge I should say). I would recommend this recipe to anyone.
  • Althea99
    16 DEC, 2011
    All of Martha's candy recipes are ... less than great. I followed this recipe to the letter and the fudge turned out greasy. I did not let water get into the mixture. I think that some of the previous commenters had it... Using semi sweet chocolate, which has a higher fat content... makes this recipe greasy.
  • Leans
    15 DEC, 2011
    I made 4 batches of this recipe.The 1st batch came out a little grainy, the second one was a little oily, like it was separating. I don't think the butter amount is the issue since I used the same amount of butter for each batch. Problem with the 1st batch was I didn't bring the cream and marshmallow mixture to a boil thus the sugar didn't dissolve completely. With the 3rd and 4th batch, when I added the chocolate, I kept it on low and quickly stirred until blended then poured in pan- Better!!

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