Sweet Dreams Chocolate Fudge Candy

Total Time:
2 hr 15 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
3 to 4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow cream (clouds)
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar (princess's diamonds)
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk (mountain snow)
  • 1/4 cup butter (candy bricks)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (the lost sea)
  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips (from the milky way)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (hidden forest)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (magical island)
Directions

Line an 8 by 8-inch pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine marshmallow cream, sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and salt. Bring to a full boil, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly until thick.

Remove from heat and pour in the milk chocolate chips. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours or until firm. Cut to small squares and wrap in the "dream" or parchment paper.


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The recipe is one of the best I've come across. Fudge is not an easy candy to pull off. I've heard many, many horror stories of fudge gone absolutely wrong. Try this recipe. TIPS FOR SUCCESS: 1. Start your stove heat on low to melt your ingredients together before the big boil. 2. Once your ingredients are mixed well on low heat, turn your heat to medium low. Remember, you must achieve a boil for 5 minutes--not a rolling boil as the recipe states. Be patient--it will take several minutes for the mixture to start bubbling. Do not stop stirring. 3. Do not stop stirring, especially when your mixture starts to boil. Expect to manually stir for 15+ minutes if you want this fudge to turn out perfectly. 4. If you like nuts, add more nuts than what the recipe calls for. I suggest 1/4-1/2 a cup more. I prefer walnuts-choose what you like. -Ashley item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe!!! Served it at my Christmas Party. Everybody asked for the recipe. With that being said I made one minor adjustments. 1. By accident I put 1 teaspoon of salt instead of the ¼ teaspoon the recipe called for. To fix this I added 2 tablespoons of extra sugar. I brought the mixture to a boil on high then lowered the temp to medium. I started my 5 minute timer after the boil started. 5 minutes is all it takes. Also instead of using aluminum foil, just greased the pan with baking spray. Leave out for 30 minutes then place in refrigerator for 45 minutes. It comes out easily. I would also recommend that you wipe your knife off after each cut for clean edges. 5 Stars for me item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have any trouble with this recipe, and it turned out great! I used 60% cacao Ghiradelli chocolate chips (1 1/2 12-ounce bags) because that's what I had, and it was still delicious. I will definitely use this recipe again! This is going to be a Valentine gift for my adult kids! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm using this recipe to give my post-Christmas presents to all our neighbors and vendors. Fudge doesn't get much better than this! Hubby's and my only changes to this are 1: use semi-sweet chips instead of milk chocolate 2: use 3/4 c. walnuts instead of 1/2 c. unspecified nuts. A real winner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Christmas is here!! EXCELLENT! Took a little time and lots of stirring to bring it to a boil ( I followed "evenstarwen" suggestions) Turned out GREAT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy with few ingredients. My son was able to help the first part of the recipe and loved the names for each ingredient. Very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty! I recommend cutting the squares immediately after removing from the fridge. This fudge is very soft and can get pretty messy. I used 1/2 semi sweet and 1/2 milk chocolate because that's all I had and it turned out just fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This fudge had a great taste to it. However, it didn't set completely - I was so afraid I was going to overcook it, I think I accidentally undercooked :( I skipped the chopped nuts. Instead, I added a half teaspoon of orange extract to the batter and grated some orange zest on top. My coworkers went crazy over it, even though it was pretty soft and was VERY messy once it got to room temperature. Luckily, there was literally only one piece left by the time that happened, so it was I who ate the messy piece. : I think I'll try some peppermint extract with this recipe in a few months for a holiday kick! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was wonderful fudge. It turned out creamy and so flavorful. I cooked it at a medium heat and made sure it was at a nice rolling boil and it worked perfectly. I will use this recipe again... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I WOULD GIVE 50 STAR I LOVEDIT IT TURNED OUT AWESOME item not reviewed by moderator and published
EXCELLENT! this is my Go-To fudge recipe now. i have tried others but this one has that nice old-fashioned fudge texture. i followed the tips below (from "evenstarwen"watched my heat and began timing the 5 minutes at the very first bubble that appeared at the surface. now i'm a pro... and a hero to the kids. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe months ago, and it was to DIE for! But today I tried it again, and my chocolate immediately seized up when I added it in! I had to throw the batch away, it looked like dog food. I know the recipe is good though, so I tried it again, and after reading the reviews realized I needed to do 2 things: 1. start the heat as low as possible and don't raise it much above medium low. 2. don't cook it for very long. As soon as it was very vaguely boiling I started the 5 minute timer. Don't let it get to a rolling boil- that's where I went wrong! This recipe is indeed wonderful- I highly recommend it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made this for Christmas 2011, and it was a big hit...nice for our first time making fudge. Everybody's getting some this year! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It came out more like taffy than fudge. I could not even separate it from the tin foil. Chances are I cooked it too long. I did cook it for a full 5 minutes after it came to a full boil...but it took some time for that full boil to occur. I'll never make this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! This fudge is so smooth and creamy! Beats any other fudge recipe I have ever made!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never made fudge because I always thought it was difficult to make. But this recipe...all I can say is WOW! It was so simple and came out perfectly. My husband loves it so much he won't let me give any away even though it made about 50 pieces! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this recipe was super sweet but very yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO INDULGENT! SO DELICIOUS! Didn't even care about the amount of calories I was eating, this is so worth it! Makes a lot though, so it's dangerous to have arounddd... item not reviewed by moderator and published
the best fudge I every ate in my life. It is great item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never had much luck with candy and usually make a real simple fudge that I have not been happy with. this fudge is AWSOME! and so easy. Set up beautifully and made a huge batch. A keeper for sure:) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This fudge came out amazing!!!! I made a double batch - it came out perfect! However, I did listen to another reviewer's suggesting and I used 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips and 1 cup of milk chocolate chips - it has a great smooth chocolate taste! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was soooo easy and came out perfectly! I used bittersweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the creamiest, dreamiest fudge on the planet. I find that using 2 cups semi-sweet and only 1 cup of milk chocolate rounds out the flavor perfectly. I've made many variations of this recipe, such as folding in quartered oreos (shake in a colander first to rid excess crumbs, crushed peppermint sticks for Christmas, chopped toffee bars, or half peppermint extract/half vanilla. I have also divided the cooked mixture in half, and added 1 cup semi sweet chocolate plus 1/2 cup milk chocolate to one half, then blended 3/4 cup peanut butter into the other half. Pour the chocolate half into the pan, and top with the peanut butter half. Pour in 1/2 Tb Buttershots and 1/2 Tb rum for hot buttered rum fudge. Endless variations to this recipe, all of them superb. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never made fudge before, thought it was hard to do! I added semisweet chocolate chips (Ghiradelli brand instead of milk chocolate. It was so easy and an immediate taste hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
FYI: A 2-X batch fits in a 9x13" pan (use the whole 11-oz. can of evaporated milk, and a 13-oz. jar of marshmallow fluff). Keep the pan over low heat when gradually adding all the chocolate, or some of it doesn't melt (not that bits of chocolate are bad in fudge!). Line the pan with Reynold's Non-Stick Foil for easy releasing. Just refrigerate overnight, lift out of the pan with the foil, and cut. After trimming the edges, I got 88 pieces (8 x 11), plus scraps to snack on! You don't need big pieces because it's so rich! I do 1/2 plain and 1/2 with nuts, pressing the nuts into one side of the poured fudge so they don't contaminate the plain for those who have nut allergies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I follow everything to the T....and it didnt taste right... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Had been looking for a great yet simple recipe for fudge like my mom used to make. I have made this recipe twice now and it is gone as soon as it cools, every one gets some to share at school the next day. Thank you Paula and Max item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best fudge I've ever had. I consider myself a really good baker but couldn't make a decent fudge to save my life until now!! It was such a simple recipe and quick! I was a little unsure about adding the salt to the top of the fudge but I'm glad I did...It was the perfect touch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe turned out perfect the first time I made it. It is a sinful delight that can only be described as all the flavors of a Milky Way bar rolled into one beautiful package. When I made it I left the nuts out, due to allergies. It was fabulous. Definitely will be one I make over and over again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this fudge with my 9 year old over the holidays. A fun and easy recipe to make with your kids. It was so good we decided to make 2 batches. One with milk choc. and another with semi sweet choc. I would suggest doubling the amount of nuts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very creamy and rich, but it would be better with a portion of the chocolate dark chocolate. The recipe was very cute, and it was easy to make! I'm practically never in the kitchen and have never made fudge, but I did it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time making fudge and with this recipe it turned out perfect!!! So easy and makes alot more than I expected. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very good and very easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My first time making fudge for the holidays and well worth it! I will never buy fudge again! This recipe is so simple if you follow the directions and it is incredible-trust me! The family loves it too and I will be making another batch tonight! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never made fudge before, yet this recipe came out perfectly. I highly recommend it. The fudge tastes great and hardens quickly. I'll definately make this recipe again next Christmas! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first attempt at making fudge. It was very easy (if you do not mind sitting at the stove stirring for 5 or 10 minutes) and a huge success. My children love it! Will save this as my go to recipe for fudge. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My first attempt making fudge, I thought this was super easy. I didn't let it come to a 'rolling' boil, but after slightly boiling continued to stir & fold mixture for only about 4 minutes or so. I used mostly bittersweet (love the dark chocolate) and 1 bag of semi-sweet. I also added walnuts and raisans. I doubled the recipe and lets just say I have alot of fudge! Going to give this away for holiday treats. Next time I will add mini marshmellows.....great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first attempt at fudge and I was looking for something easy. This was great! I left out the nuts at my husbands request and also left out 1 cup of chocolate chips. It turned out fabulous! I was a bit concerned that it wouldn't harden right but in the end it was fine. I just made a second batch and this time I used 2 cups of milk chocolate chips and 1 cup of dark chocolate chips (again at my husbands request) I also put the nuts in this time and it looks pretty good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So I really like the flavor - soft and chocolatey. I had no problem with scorching (just constantly stir gently and I use an asymmetric wooden spoon to get into the corners) but I think I let mine boil too long. I wish this recipe included a temperature for when it needs to be taken off the heat. It looks like a boiling marshmallow mixture then turns to a boiling evaporated milk mixture. You'll know what I mean when you see it. I don't think I should have left it boiling for so long in that second stage. When I added the chips it basically seized, and after setting up It came out somewhere between fudge and a tootsie roll. Not terrible, but it's not fudge. I'll probably try again simply because I'm a big fan of the flavor. Just my warning: pay attention. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am a newbie when it comes to following recipes correctly and this one actually turned out right, and sooooo good! It was easy/fast to make, and it tastes amazing. I can't wait to make another batch.... I'm scared I'm going to eat the whole thing :-0 item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband LOVES IT!! Ever since I began making this recipe, no other fudge we buy can compare! It makes an excellent gift, too! Can't wait to give some away this upcoming holiday. PAULA, YOU ARE AWESOME!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
was very good and easy to make ,i will be making this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Run, don't walk to the stove to make this one. I am not a frequent candy maker, but had a taste for fudge and thought I would try it. It was simply simple and I ended up with fudge that tastes just like that heavenly expensive fudge you get in so many resort shops. I think one key was to slowly raise to the boil. I didn't rush it, just slowly moved to the boil and then stirred for five minutes while the mixture darkened. Next time I might double the vanilla, just to add a bit more richness. I love the suggestion to use candy canes and peppermint. Has anyone else added anything to make this extra special? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my first attempt at making fudge. I was looking for something easy. I read the reviews before and was aware that some where afraid of scorching. I started out low and slowly increased the heat to get the boil going. Then I boiled for 5 minutes constantly stirring. I used a non stick pot and used a spatula to stir. It felt like my arm was about to fall off. I lowered the heat but kept the boil going. After 5 minutes I mixed in the chocolate. I became concerned because it was getting really hard to stir and it almost looked like it was getting ready to separate. I asked my husband to step in to stir because it was hard. I plopped it in the pan and hoped for the best. I refrigerated it. I took it out and it was hard. Still concerned. I let it sit out for about an hour or so and then I sliced into the corner. The knife went through smoothly. I tasted it and it was dreamy! No grittyness just smooth sweet dreams! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best chocolate fudge in the whole entire universe!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok...seriously...I haven't ever left a review before, and I usually love watching Paula make her devilishly decadent desserts, but never make them because just watching makes me feel like I gained 25 lbs!lol I decided, however, to try this one out...GOD BLESS The Bald Man!! My word, this is the most heavenly BAAAD thing I have ever tasted! I am severely allergic to nuts ( total bummer and it just happened!:( ) so, as if if weren't rich enough, I subtracted the nuts, and garnished the top with caramel Hershey's Kisses and buzzed up some cinnamon/vanilla whipped cream...for good measure! I'm going into the City tomorrow and you better believe his fantasy candy land is at the top of my list of places to drop into!! Try this one out, you WON'T regret it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is better than Harry and Davids Fudge which I get alot of.I will make this as often as I can.Thanks for the great recipes Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Honestly, this should be called "OMG, This is SO good" fudge! Our family of 4 has completely different tastes and likes when it comes to chocolate and this is a recipe that even our "non-chocolate" eater LOVES and asks for! We let ours sit in the fridge overnight before taking it out and cutting - solves the problem of it being too soft. Also, we omit the nuts and thow in small marshmellows at the very last moment before chilling. Pure YUM. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This fudge is the best I have ever eaten. It was the easiest to make and the fastest to disappear. Everyone that I gave it too for Christmas,Raved about the taste and texture. and then wanted more! I will be using this recipe for fudge ,for a long time to come. Thank you Paula Deen. Pennyd209 Ceres,Ca. 12/30/2008 item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved this fudge! I was concerned at first about using this recipe since a lot people had problems with the ingredients scorching, but I cooked the ingredients using a double broiler and had no problems. I used large marshmallows instead of the marshmallow cream since I didn't have any. I also used only one cup of sugar instead of a cup and a half since I do not like overly sweet desserts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This fudge is delicious and easy! Every year for my boyfriends huge familiy, I make them gift baskets with homemade cookies, fudge and chocolate covered pretzels. Last year, fudge packages at Sams were so horribly expensive so I decided to try making homemade this year! AND IT WAS DELICIOUS! I didn't have any problem boiling the mixture- it was hard to see when it actually began. I didnt let it boil for 5 minutes, once I saw the mixture was thick and starting to turn darker I removed it from the heat! I made a peppermint version- so pepermint extract instead and top with crushed pepermint candy canes( finally I have a use for candy canes!) You won't be disappointed- I promise! :) Enjoy and Happy Holidays! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe but didn't have enough of the milk chocolate chips so I threw in a bag of milk cholocate / carmel swirl chips along with the milk chocolate chips..YUM! YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this and the result was great! Easy and fast! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for Christmas presents and there were a big hit!! Everyone loved it and i have already made a second batch. Unlike the other reviewers I got my marshmellow to boil and i didn't scorch. I followed the reipce and they turned out perfect. The best homemade fudge i have ever had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did not bring to a boil for fear of scorching. Chilled and had a difficult time cutting, was very sticky. Taste was so good. All chocolate lovers said this was a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This fudge tastes good, but the sugar remained gritty after cooking and cooling. My marshmallow mixture didn't boil either. I cooked it at a lower temp, to prevent scorching, but it still didn't turn out like it should have. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't know what the other reviewers did, but mine turned out hard as a rock. What a waste of ingredients. I wouldn't make this recipe again. I make all kinds of fudge and I don't understand why this was so terrible. The marshmallow boiled and I didn't have a problem with it scorching, lowered the temperature to prevent this from happening. Just wasn't a good quality fudge. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this last night with my kids. They loved the names for the ingredients. I didn't get the marshmallow cream mixture to boil. I was worried about scorching it, but it turned out great anyway. I added an entire cup of chopped pecans and it seemed to be just right. It is very smooth and rich. This is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
extremely good!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Omg! this is heavenly we loved it another great one Paula..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
thanks for the tips-turned out perfect!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I commend you for your consideration for those with nuts allergies, but I would advise that you DO NOT use nuts anywhere near food prepared for those who have nut allergies. Even the slightest trace amount of nut/peanut could cause a life-threatening reaction in those with allergy. It is incredibly thoughtful of you to make such efforts... but avoiding the nuts in your fudge for an allergic individual is very different than if it was for those who just do not like nuts in their fudge:) item not reviewed by moderator and published