Basic Fudge Recipe

This basic fudge recipe is the perfect base for any of your favorite fudge flavors and mix-ins!


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 11 oz chocolate chips or candy morsels of your choice
  • 1 jar (7oz) marshmallow cream
  • 1 teaspoon flavor extract of your choice (optional)

Mix-ins of your choice, such as:

  • Chopped candy
  • Crushed cookies
  • Chopped nuts
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • Sprinkles


  1. Prepare an 8-inch square baking dish by lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Add chocolate chips or candy morsels, marshmallow cream, and any desired flavor extract to a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large, heavy saucepan, add butter, cream, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently. Once boiling, continue to boil for a full 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate and marshmallow cream. Using an electric mixer, blend for about one minute, until chips or morsels are melted and mixture is smooth.
  5. Add any desired mix-ins and fold them in with a spoon, gently. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and refrigerate for two hours (or overnight), covered with a piece of plastic wrap.
  6. Once set, cut into bite sized pieces and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 64Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 83Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g


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