Amazing Million Dollar Double Chocolate Fudge Recipe

I may or may not have eaten fudge with my breakfast this morning. And yesterday. And with my lunch. I am not ashamed. I finally whipped up a batch of my mom and Grandmother’s famous Million Dollar fudge early enough in the season to share the fudge recipe with all of you before Christmas. It’s about time! I’ve only been trying to do it for the last four years. This recipe is seriously to die for.

Million Dollar Double Chocolate Fudge Recipe -- This is seriously the most amazing fudge you will ever eat! {} A perfect holiday gift for friends and neighbors. #fudge #fudgerecipe #glutenfree #doublechocolate #chocolatelovers

Why is it called Million Dollar Fudge? I have no idea. I’m guessing it’s because it’s so good that the secret recipe is worth millions. Well, guess what? You get the fudge recipe for free. Lucky! On this recipe in my Grandmother’s file, she wrote: “The best candy ever invented.” I think I agree.

Million Dollar Fudge Recipe

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Million Dollar Double Chocolate Fudge Recipe -- This is seriously the most amazing fudge you will ever eat! {} A perfect holiday gift for friends and neighbors. #fudge #fudgerecipe #glutenfree #doublechocolate #chocolatelovers


Have these ready ahead in a large bowl before you prepare the syrup:

  • 2 cups nuts (optional, but super yummy!)
  • 1/2 lb mini marshmallows
  • 1 12 oz pkg semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 lb milk chocolate, broken into chunks (I use Hershey bars)


  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 12 oz can of evaporated milk

Additional Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Ready to add hot syrup to these fudge ingredients


Place the nuts, marshmallows, chocolate chips and milk chocolate in a large bowl. Line a large casserole dish with aluminum foil. Set both aside for later. (See above.)

In a small saucepan, cook the syrup ingredients together over medium to high heat. (As long as you stir constantly, you can use a higher heat.) Stir constantly. When syrup comes to a rolling boil, cook exactly five minutes more (still stirring constantly). Remove from heat and add the butter and vanilla. Stir until the butter has completely melted. Pour hot syrup over the mixture you have set aside in the bowl. Stir until all the chocolate and marshmallows have melted. Pour into your foil-lined pan to set up.

Million Dollar Fudge yumminess ready to cut and eat!

Because I once made fudge soup as a teenager, I’ll give you some extra tips about the syrup. Depending on your stove, it may take a very long time for your syrup to boil. Don’t start timing five minutes until your syrup is vigorously boiling. Little bubbles at the edges of the pan don’t count. When the syrup is really boiling, it will look foamy. If you start the timer too early, your fudge will not set up, and you will end up with delicious chocolate sludge. Yummy, but very messy!

The syrup should reach the soft ball stage before it is finished cooking. To test that, put a cup of ice cold water near your cooking area. When you think the syrup is done, drizzle some syrup into the cup. If you can reach in and form the syrup into a soft ball, the syrup is ready. If the syrup falls apart, it’s not ready.

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My family members (except for me and one very wise child who understands what is yummy) are not nut fans. My batch only had a few nuts. I highly suggest adding lots of nuts. (Any kind you want.) Don’t skimp on the nuts! They’re delicious.

What is your favorite fudge recipe? Are you a purist (you like yours plain), or do you fill your fudge with all sorts of goodies? Do you have a special holiday recipe that’s been passed down in your family?

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  1. I am a major fudge addict as it is, but double chocolate? I didn’t even know it was possible to make fudge any better, but you did it.

  2. I think I like my fudge with almonds and some nuts, but not too excessive! The main taste should still be the chocolatey goodness :)

  3. Yum. I just LOVE fudge so much. I need to make some soon. I normally buy it already made but it’s just not as tasty.

  4. Hands up I love fudge but I have never tried making it myself. I totally need to give your recipe a try though and see if I can make them 1/2 as well as you!

  5. I have only made fudge once. It didn’t look half as good as this one. I am going to try making fudge again with this recipe.

  6. You can never go wrong with fudge :) It’s been a while since I made one so I’m gonna give it a try this weekend!

  7. I love fudge! I haven’t made it in years. I need to pull out my mom’s recipe. My daughter has a corn allergy and can’t have marshmallows.

  8. I am a lover of chocolates and vanilla and the pics above got my eyes popped out. The recipe sound interesting. There is nothing better than eating chocolate in any form.

  9. I am a sweet tooth through and through but I’ve given up on sugar (or that’s what I do every week,lol). I can still make this and give as a gift right?

  10. I was looking for a new fudge recipe to try. I like to give home made treats for gifts during the holidays.

  11. I thought I was the only one who enjoyed lots of nuts in fudge. These look so delicious I am going to have to try the recipe.

  12. I love fudge and haven’t come across an easy recipe that I’ve liked. I’m really eager to try these out!

  13. Mmmm….I’ve been looking for a scrumptious fudge recipe for the holiday season. I think I just found it right here!

  14. I just love fudge , but haven’t made it in years because I end up eating it all! I might just have to break down and make some this year.

  15. I am so excited to try this! This is the exact fudge I have always wanted to make!

  16. Love the addition of nuts. I love having chocolate with nuts. By the way, the recipe sounds great.

  17. Fudge is by FAR one of the best things about the holidays! My grandma makes it for us every year!

  18. Who doesn’t love a good chocolate fudge recipe, Heidi?! My mouth is watering right now. What kind of sugar do you use, white or brown?

  19. This double chocolate fudge looks so delish! I would like to bake it this weekend.

  20. I have never had fudge quite like this! I have always been so scared to try it but I may just have to now!

  21. Wow. I love that. We all love anything with chocolates. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  22. Wow the recipe is so easy..the dish looks yummy and tasty..will surely try this recipe soon.. thanks for sharing this recipe with us

  23. Who doesn’t love chocolate? haha. I will try this yummy choco fudge.

  24. Amazing! I love that. Thanks for sharing :)

  25. Thanks for this great recipe.

  26. Yum! Thanks for sharing this fudge recipe!
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! :)

  27. This fudge is very fantastic. Its delicious, However, I must say that this recipe is VERY sweet

  28. Okay, where do I send in my money? Cause this is really a million dollar recipe, with such fewer ingredients, a heavenly fudge! Amazing!

  29. Wow, You are absolutely right. One million dollar recipe.
    I can’t survive without chocolate. Thanks for sharing :)

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