Making homemade fudge is easier than you think! This delicious, classic treat is perfect for parties, holiday gatherings, or simply when you're craving something sweet. Plus, it only requires a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. You can make it in flat squares with no nuts or smaller taller chunks with nuts. Whatever your preference is.
Read on for a step-by-step guide to making the easiest homemade fudge recipe.
How to Store Leftover Fudge
The first thing you need to do is make sure your fudge is stored in an airtight container. We recommend using a glass or plastic container with a tight-fitting lid. You can also wrap your fudge tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
Next, you'll want to store your fudge in the refrigerator. Fudge will keep in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. If you want your fudge to last even longer, you can store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just be sure to thaw it overnight in the fridge before enjoying.
Finally, be sure to label your fudge with the date it was made. This will help you keep track of how long it's been stored and ensure that you enjoy it at its peak freshness.
How to Freeze Fudge
The best way to freeze fudge is by wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. You’ll want to make sure there is no air left in the package so the fudge doesn’t dry out. Then, place the wrapped fudge in a freezer-safe container or bag. Label the container with the date so you know when you frozen it. Frozen fudge will keep for up to 3 months.
When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen fudge, simply take it out of the freezer and let it thaw at room temperature for about an hour. If you’re in a hurry, you can place the frozen fudge in the refrigerator for about half an hour. Once thawed, your fudge will be just as fresh and delicious as when you first made it!
Leftover fudge is a delicious treat that can last for months if stored properly. By wrapping your fudge tightly and freezing it, you can enjoy homemade fudge any time of year! Do you have a favorite way to store leftover fudge? Let us know in the comments below!
- 2/3 C Evaporated Milk
- 1 2/3 C Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 C Miniature Marshmallows
- 1 1/2 C Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 C Nuts
- Read all of the instructions before starting. Wise advise would be to have the ingredients in the 3rd paragraph ready to go, and also the pan already buttered. Do all of this BEFORE you begin to cook
- Combine milk, sugar, and salt in saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly (Start timing when the mixture starts to "bubble" around the corners of the pan). Remove from heat. Add marshmallows, Chocolate Chips, Nuts, and Vanilla. Stir vigorously for 1 minute (or until Marshmallows are completely melted and blended).
- Pour into a buttered 8" square pan. Cool until it doesn't fall out or slosh around in pan. Cut into pieces and eat!
- *Don't leave out ingredients... So what if you cant find the vanilla. If you leave it out, the fudge will taste about the same, but it will be hard enough to use as asphalt patch. You'll ruin the pan using a chisel to get the fudge out.. Don't overlook!.. Mix well! You should end up with a uniform texture about the same appearance as Hershey's Syrup... It has to cool before it turns solid... Buttering the pan means putting just a little butter or margarine on a clean piece of paper towel and rubbing the bottom of the pan with it. Pretend your waxing the car.