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Three-Chocolate Fudge

I make this fudge at Christmastime to give to friends and neighbors. That tradition started years ago when I made more candy than my husband, three sons and I could eat, so we shared it. It's a tasty tradition I'm glad to continue. —Betty Grantham, Hanceville, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 5-1/2 pounds

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 32 large marshmallows, halved
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  • Line a 15x10x1-in. pan with foil; grease foil with 1 tablespoon butter.
  • In a heavy large saucepan, combine sugars, milk and cubed butter. Bring to a rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; cook and stir 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in marshmallows and vanilla until blended.
  • Gradually stir in chocolate chips and chopped chocolate until melted. Fold in pecans. Immediately spread into prepared pan. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To achieve a smooth, shiny surface on your fudge, work quickly when spreading it into the pan, and touch it as little as possible. Gently tap and shake the pan to smooth out the top.
  • Avoid ragged edges on fudge pieces by cleaning your knife between cuts.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 79 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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    • azureonion
      Aug 9, 2020

      There's no photo of this fudge.

    • kandhcruisers
      Dec 10, 2019

      Have been making this fudge for years. I use the milk and semisweet chocolate discs. I put them in a large glass bowl and put it in microwave at 20 second intervals to start melting. Much easier to stir hot syrup into chocolate. Also use a 12 ounce jar of marshmallow cream instead of marshmallows - much easier!

    • Brenda
      Nov 6, 2019

      Also, since it is a 3 chocolate fudge, I think the 2 oz chocolate is unsweetened. I use Baker's.

    • Karen
      Sep 10, 2019

      Best fudge ever. Once I found this recipe-there was no going back to any other one.

    • burbankd
      Apr 29, 2019

      This is very easy fudge to make. Wonder if a temperature to bring to boil at would be helpful to others? It was difficult to stir in chocolate and nuts after the 5 minute rolling boil.....

    • Jellybug
      Dec 14, 2018

      Just made this fudge and placed them in pretty Christmas tins and gave them out. Smooth, chocolaty flavor and easy to prepare..

    • Angelynn
      Jan 24, 2018

      I'm a little confused. It says it's triple chocolate fudge. That usually means there's three different kind of chocolate in it. I see milk and she counts two semisweet chocolates in different forms as the other two chocolates. Shouldn't the third chocolate be unsweetened maybe even German sweet chocolate? I read that some people used white chocolate as the third choice but I don't care for white chocolate that much. Maybe there's been a typo? Just asking.

    • CoriFerguson
      Dec 16, 2017

      Wonderful fudge. Truly is a 'best fudge ever' recipe. Easy (relatively speaking) to make and sets up quickly in the fridge. I make it in a 9 x 13 pan and it is just as good-thicker chucks, but just as yummy. I also learned to toss the nuts in when blending in the chocolate. Sometimes the fudge starts to set and the nuts don't quite get incorprated. This is a great fudge.

    • Margaret Anne
      Jan 3, 2017

      This is the easiest and best fudge I have ever made.

    • Melissa
      Dec 29, 2016

      This is THE best fudge I have ever made. It's so rich and creamy and doesn't have that gritty texture I tend to get with other recipes. I did use 2 ounces of white chocolate instead of the additional 2 ounces of chopped semi sweet. I also used light brown sugar and skipped the nuts. It makes so much that I was able to give some away and keep plenty! This will be the only fudge I will ever make again!