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Carnation Classic Five-Minute Fudge
Description: Invite kids into the kitchen to help you make this deliciously decadent fudge that’s a yummy combination of butter, marshmallows, chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.

Prep Time:5 minutes

Ingredients Preparation
1 2/3 cups[400 ml]granulated sugar
2/3 cup[150 ml]Carnation® Evaporated Milk
2 tbsp[30 ml]butter
1/2 tsp[2 ml]salt
2 cups[500 ml]miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups[375 ml]semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp[5 ml]vanilla extract
1/2 cup[125 ml]chopped walnuts (optional)
Line 8-inch (2 L) square baking pan with waxed paper; set aside

Combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in medium saucepan; bring to rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture starts to thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in marshmallows, chocolate chips, vanilla and nuts (if desired) until marshmallows and chocolate melt and blend.

Pour into prepared pan. Chill until set 4 hours or over night. Cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) squares. Store in refrigerator in sealed container.

• For variety, substitute 1/2 cup (125 ml) dried fruit, chopped toasted almonds or hazelnuts for the walnuts.

Makes 49 squares

[+] Comments
Reviewed on 8/29/2014 11:11:00 PM by
This is the best fudge I have ever hadone.
Reviewed on 4/8/2014 8:35:00 AM by Eva
When I went to school, This was the first fudge recipe I learned how to make. 45 years later it is still my favourite. Eva bell
Reviewed on 2/14/2014 2:12:00 PM by Isabel
I found making it in the microwave makes melting the marshmallows a breeze.
Reviewed on 12/20/2013 11:41:00 AM by
I just opened a new package of marshmallows but this is the 2nd year in a row I can't get the marshmallows to melt (but I sure get a work out trying to stir them in!). What is the issue? Up until now it has been a fabulous Christmas treat.
Reviewed on 12/19/2013 1:35:00 PM by
I have made this ever since I was in the 8th grade in Home Ec. Yes, that is what it was called way back when. It is a Christmas (and all year through)tradition. So easy.
Reviewed on 9/10/2013 5:54:00 PM by Sheila
Just made this, and used 2 Tbsp coconut oil instead of butter and added coconut to the marshmallow/choc chip/pecan mixture. I've only tried what I cleaned out of the saucepan so far - very thorough cleaning, I might add ;) - and it was yummy!
Reviewed on 7/5/2013 12:26:00 PM by Ginger
Easy and delicious. Been making it for years!!
Reviewed on 12/22/2012 2:08:00 PM by Ginger
Delicious and easy!!!
Reviewed on 12/20/2012 10:41:00 AM by Auryanna
just made this today for a surprise dessert for my husband and kids :)
Reviewed on 12/16/2012 1:06:00 AM by Nancy
I make this all the time. Definitely a favourite. I have made some personal adaptations to it. Instead of chocolate chips I will use butterscotch chips, no nuts and top with mini rolo. White chocolate chips with cranberries. Add mint flavouring or orange flavoured cranberries to the chocolate. So many ways to change this recipe up
Reviewed on 9/25/2012 7:10:00 PM by Yvonne
Reviewed on 8/22/2012 3:50:00 PM by Barbara
I have made your recipe for the 1st time. Ifound the marshmallows didn't melt. I havr a recipe which when given to me was called carnation 5 min fudge. it has 3Cw sugar, 1square marg,2/3 c carnation milk.boil 5 mins than add 1 cuo chips and marshmallows,1tsp vanilla. what did I do wrong that my marshmallows didn't melt. thanks
Reviewed on 8/22/2012 10:34:00 AM by Cathy
I have been making this recipe for over 40 years now. It is always a favourite to give away at holidays and a much requested recipe. 5 star rating from me.
Reviewed on 4/29/2012 5:24:00 PM by Deborah
this always turns out and everyone loves it as it is creamy smooth.
Reviewed on 2/4/2012 9:11:00 AM by gayla
this is the easiest and best fudge ever! my mother made when we were kids and now my daughters and i do too!
Reviewed on 12/22/2011 2:53:00 PM by Madeleine
best all-time recipe ever, we have it every christmas.
Reviewed on 12/18/2011 9:59:00 PM by Margaret
I have made this since I was a kid. Easy, tasty, creamy fudge.
Reviewed on 5/5/2011 7:05:00 PM by Christina
what an amazing recipe 1st time making it and i love it!!!!!!!!
Reviewed on 2/15/2011 10:17:00 AM by Dawn
Instead of the vanilla flavoring, we added orange, and instead of nuts we added coconut so that my kids could take this to school
Reviewed on 2/15/2011 10:17:00 AM by Dawn
Instead of the vanilla flavoring, we added orange, and instead of nuts we added coconut so that my kids could take this to school
Reviewed on 1/12/2011 2:56:00 PM by Jackie
Can 2% Partly Skimmed be used instead in this recipe? After opening a can how long can it be kept in the fridge?
Reviewed on 12/24/2010 10:59:00 AM by Cynthia
Johanne it is because your pot is too hot. It really has to be a slow cook. The other alternative is not to take it off the stove keep it on low heat and blend and then remove from the pot.
Reviewed on 12/22/2010 6:13:00 PM by johanne
I am so frusrated with this recipe! I'vemade it twice and forget about "pouring" into the pan, it seizes as soon as I add the chocolate. I am an experienced baker, what is going on??
Reviewed on 12/3/2010 3:00:00 PM by Tenika
I love this fudge! I make it with milk chocolate chips for a slightly less intense flavor and it has been a hit at every party! At Christmas I make it with smashed up candy cane pieces.
Reviewed on 9/26/2010 11:03:00 AM by Marieanne
Instant hit at work. Add peanut butter chips on top or switch vanilla for maple or rum flavoring.
Reviewed on 6/10/2010 3:36:00 PM by Sylvia
Easy and fun to share at a recipe sharing event! Also great to sell at fund raisers too!
Reviewed on 12/12/2009 10:18:00 AM by sandi
I have been making this for years (35 at least) and I love it. I have never used any fat (butter) and it still turns out great.
Reviewed on 12/5/2009 12:25:00 AM by Donna
This fudge is so easy and taste so creamy and rich.
Reviewed on 12/3/2009 7:39:00 PM by deb
I've made this recipe at least 50 times and it always turns out great! This year, I added crushed candy canes instead of the nuts! Yummy!
Reviewed on 11/27/2009 2:25:00 AM by Vicki
My Mom gave me a recipe book for kids from Carnation when I was 7 or so. This recipe was in it. I have been making this fudge for 56 years now. It is the best fudge ever! It reminds me of my Mom too...
Reviewed on 11/16/2009 7:18:00 PM by Krista
These are amazing. So simple, soooooo good. They make people think you are good in the kitchen!
Reviewed on 9/20/2009 9:59:00 PM by April
this recipe is so easy to make, and absolutely fantastic :)
Reviewed on 5/9/2009 3:46:00 PM by Sandra
I made the 5 Minute Fudge and it was fantastic!
Reviewed on 5/5/2009 2:29:00 PM by debra
I made this fudge and boiled it for 5 minutes then added the marshmellows and chocolate and it turned out like brownies then i made it boiled for 1 minute came out not too bad greasy from butter what am i doing wrong
Reviewed on 9/15/2008 9:23:00 PM by Heather
Ihave been making this recipe for many years. It is a favorite of family&friends

Carnation Classic Five-Minute Fudge
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