I Did It!

I did it!  I made homemade fudge for the first time, and even better yet, it is melt-in-your-mouth delicious!  If you remember, making homemade fudge this holiday season was one of my December goals.


The recipe I used was one I got from one of the ladies in the Senior’s Exercise Class that I teach every Thursday morning at church.  She said it’s incredibly rich and delicious, but isn’t too difficult to make.  Sounded perfect to me!


Creamy Quick Fudge

Servings: Makes about 16 1″ pieces

Prep Time: 15-20 minutes

Cook Time: None – chill in fridge until firm


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons evaporated milk (at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup pecan or walnut pieces (optional)


  1. Melt chocolate over hot (not boiling) water.
  2. While chocolate is melting, combine powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, & salt in a bowl, and stir until smooth.
  3. Add melted chocolate until blended.
  4. Stir in soft butter.
  5. Mix in the nuts (if using them).
  6. Spread evenly in greased 8″ square pan.
  7. Chill until firm, cut into pieces, and enjoy!



Since I love fudge way too much to keep it in our house for longer than a day, I decided to make a bunch to give away to friends and co-workers.  I guess it’s a good thing it turned out well otherwise we might’ve not been giving away any treats this year! 😉  Of course I kept a couple pieces for Cody and me to enjoy, but the rest got packaged up to go out to others.



It was a pretty easy recipe to make, and I loved the taste and texture of it.  If you’re looking for an easy and delicious fudge recipe, this is it!  Have a wonderful Sunday!  Off to church I go!



  • Have you ever made fudge?  If so, what’s your favorite recipe?  Link up!
  • Do you like fudge with nuts or without?
  • Do you give Christmas goodies away to friends and/or co-workers?


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  1. says

    looks supr good & I’m not even a big chocolate fan! :-) I’m a nutty kinda girl, so I’d probably add nuts, or PB to mine!! *drool* I sent some Christmas goodies to the fam, I’m hoping they’ll get them soon! 😀

  2. says

    Your fudge looks great! I’m sure I’d love it – I’m a huge fan of fudge sans nuts, even though I love nuts in just about everything. There’s something about fudge that should just be creamy and good and not full of nutty chunks, in my opinion. :) My grandma always used to make fudge. I’ve made it a couple of times, but I’m like you and if I make it need to find somewhere to send it. I can’t be trusted with it!

    • Ashley says

      i’m a huge fan of nuts in general, but like you said, there’s something about fudge that just needs to be creamy and not full of nuts!! it’s soooo good!

  3. says

    Yay! Holy Yum! It looks so pretty! I am the worst at baking something and it turning out not so pretty. lol! You know, I don’t think I have ever made fudge. My mom makes the best fudge ever! She has always added pecans to her recipe. I wouldn’t even lay a finger on them when I was growing up (because of the nuts), but now it’s the best.
    So glad they turned out perfect for you! One year I made a bunch of cookie doughs and froze them…..they looked just like a roll of cookie dough you buy from the store. I gave those away as gifts. I have also done that for myself….get a bunch of cookie recipes, mix em up and then freeze them. They’re ready for baking when you need them!

    Have a great Sunday!

  4. says

    Oh man, I just ate a bowl of fudge myself (my healthy version). I can’t keep it around the house either. Ha ha. Just had to give away some dough balls. Yes, love that you teach an exercise class at your church. Too cute! I want to come too!

    • Ashley says

      i need to look up your “healthy version” of fudge! haha yes, i teach little old ladies at my church – it’s so fun! makes my week.

    • Ashley says

      thanks Sara! you’re right, this recipe is pretty easy, which is part of the reason i thought i’d try it out. some day maybe i’ll try a more challenging one. ohhh yes, peanut butter fudge is my favorite too – pretty much anything peanut butter is my favorite! 😉

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