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How to Make Fudge That is Creamy and Delicious

Updated on March 19, 2016
Chocolate Fantasy Fudge
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I like fudge that is creamy in texture, not sugary. Follow the tips below for perfect fudge every time. I used all of these tips and had the most perfect creamy fudge ever.


Some Hints and Tips for Perfect Fudge Making

1. Be sure to have your buttered pans ready ahead of time for placing the finished fudge in later. Otherwise, you may find yourself doing it too late and have problems with it setting up before you get it in the pans.

2. You should use a heavy pan to prevent burning and it should be about twice the size of the ingredients to prevent the fudge from boiling over.

3. Measure the ingredients carefully, being sure to add the exact ingredients. Nuts are the only item that is optional. Cook the exact time the recipe stipulates.

4. Once the mixture has completed the cooking time, don't stir the fudge in the pan. This will cause sugar crystals and the fudge will be grainy rather than nice and smooth and creamy.

5. Make sure the fudge is no longer boiling when you add the marshmallow creme and chocolate chips. It helps to put the fudge in a bowl before adding these.

6. Beginners might like to try the recipes that call for marshmallow creme first, since these recipes are less likely to cause a problem. My favorite is one that uses chocolate chips and marshmallow creme both.

7. Once the fudge is out of the pan, stir in the remaining ingredients quickly, because the fudge will start to setup.

8. Once they are stirred in well and the fudge looks glossy, pour into the greased pans.



Fudge Recipes

I used the Fantasy Fudge recipe this year and it turned out really creamy. You can now buy chocolate chips with peanut butter added. I tried the recipe with both the chocolate and the peanut butter ones. Both turned out scrumptious, but the peanut butter fudge needs to dry out a little longer.

Here is the link for the Fantasy Fudge that I used.

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/fantasy-fudge-51833.aspx

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    • tammyfrost profile image

      Tammy Frost 5 years ago from Oregon

      Yummy...Just what I was looking for to make this holiday season. Thank-you for sharing.

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      Pete Fanning 5 years ago from Virginia

      Yum!

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      Keeley Shea 5 years ago from Norwich, CT

      Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      tammyfrost and weestro, You'll need to try the recipe I included the link for. It is just as good as any of the fudge I've tried at tourist or specialized candy stores. Thanks for commenting.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Keeley, You need to try this one if you like to make fudge. My fudge always turns out good, but this one was the best I've tried yet. Thanks for commenting.

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      Arlene V. Poma 5 years ago

      Barbara Kay, the last batch of fudge I made was a total mess. It was way too soft, so after I dropped the plate of the stuff on the sidewalk outside the party, I dumped it into the nearest garbage can. There was no way I'd put that out. I will bookmark your recipe and cross my fingers. Thanks! Voted up and all that.

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      Smokes Angel 5 years ago from Broke Alabama

      yum yum send me some. I miss fudge at Christmas... and no bake cookies... and peanut fudge... and all that yummy stuff

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Arlene V Poma, Better luck next time making your fudge. You do need it to dry out a little before serving it. Let it sit for at least a day. It sounds like you didn't cook it long enough. Thanks for commenting.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Nichole, I'd mail you some, but at the rate of postage it would cost more than you could buy some.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I love fudge!!! I will definitely bookmark this one.

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      Smokes Angel 5 years ago from Broke Alabama

      that would have been a great Christmas present along with Jessica's Christmas cookies... I don't need it anyway... but thanks for the thoughts... email the cookies...

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      natures47friend 5 years ago from Sunny Art Deco Napier, New Zealand.

      Mmmmmmmmmm....like the sound of this...there goes my sweet tooth again...peanut butter fudge...cool..

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I do pretty good with fudge as long as I use a candy thermometer. Thanks for sharing this. I've bookmarked it along with other recipes. Goodnight.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      mary615, That is a good tip. It is important to take it off the heat at just the right time. Thanks for commenting.

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Barbara, I am glad to see your tips on making fudge, thanks so much for sharing. I think its great when people make fudge and give it away or take it to gatherings. It is a tradition that I grew up with. Merry Christmas!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      oceansunsets, Thanks for commenting. It is a tradition with me too. I make it and give it as gifts to lots of people and serve it at my Christmas gatherings.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 5 years ago

      Barbara Kay, Yum! Yum! Thank You for the great fudge making tips! Peace & Blessings!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      DeBorrah, I used these tips myself and the fudge came out so creamy that everyone said it was the best they ever ate. You'll have to try them Thanks for reading.

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      Teresa Schultz 5 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Oh this looks and sounds so good! We usually take care of the neighbours dogs when they are away, and get rewarded with some lovely homemade fudge when they return, but it's not creamy or chocolate fudge like this!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Teresa, I make fudge every Christmas for almost everyone I know. I'm always on the lookout for new recipes and better ways to make it. Now I think I've found the perfect recipe and the best ideas to make it perfect. Thanks for commenting.

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Thank you for sharing. GBY

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks stars439.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I felt a love of chocolate this morning and got really tempted after reading this hub. Sounds delicious and easy. Thanks for sharing.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      carol7777, MMM I usually only make it at Christmas. It does sound good right now. Thanks for reading.

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      savateuse 2 years ago

      I do love fudge. Hopefully, I'll now have better results when I make it :)

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      Barbara Kay Badder 2 years ago from USA

      savateuse, It does help to know the tricks of making it. Thanks for commenting.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Good tips! Fudge is another indulgence I tend to save for cooler weather. Looks like it's about time to cook up a batch!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 2 years ago from USA

      SusanDeppner, Thank you for your comments. I make fudge at Christmas and don't indulge the rest of the year, because it is so yoummy!

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      I've always wanted to try my hand at making fudge. Thanks for publishing these tips. I'll be sure to refer to this when I have a go at making fudge.

    • Barbara Kay profile image
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      Barbara Kay Badder 2 years ago from USA

      I always make it at Christmas for everyone. I'm diabetic, so shouldn't eat it myself. Otherwise I'd make it more often. Thanks for commenting.

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      Donna Herron 2 years ago from USA

      We buy fudge a few times a year as a gift for my mother-in-law. I've never tried making it myself. We are running out of new places to buy fudge for her, so I will definitely try making some of these recipes. Thanks for posting! Pining now!!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 2 years ago from USA

      purl3agony, You'll need try it, because it isn't a difficult thing to make and is much cheaper to make than to buy. Have fun!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for the tips, bookmark this page, voted up

    • Barbara Kay profile image
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      Barbara Kay Badder 2 years ago from USA

      peachpurple, Thanks for looking at the page. These tips work. I make fudge almost every Christmas.

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