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Million Dollar Fudge Recipe

This Million Dollar Fudge Recipe, also known as Mamie Eisenhower's fudge, makes the best fudge for holiday gifts. It's soft, sweet and delicious! This melt-in-your-mouth fudge will be one of your favorite recipes to make this holiday season!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 22 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 199kcal
Author Dee
Cost $10


  • 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 4 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips
  • 12 ounces sweet German chocolate Baker's chocolate bars, cut up
  • 1 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme
  • 2 cups chopped nuts pecans or walnuts
  • pinch sea salt
  • flaked salt or seasonal sprinkles optional


  • Line a 13x9 inch pan with foil, parchment paper or wax paper
  • Add the chocolate chips, chopped chocolate pieces, chopped nuts and marshmallow creme to a large mixing bowl, and set near the stove
  • In a large heavy bottomed pot or Dutch oven, add the butter, sugar and evaporated milk
  • Heat on medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a rolling boil
  • Cook for 7 minutes, stirring continuously
  • After 7 minutes, turn heat off, and carefully pour mixture into the mixing bowl filled with chocolate
  • Stir until mixture is well combined, and pour fudge into prepared baking pan. Top with flaked salt or sprinkles, if desired
  • Allow to set for 1 hour or more or until firm. You can refrigerate the fudge if desired.
  • Cut into 1 inch pieces or smaller to serve


Wear oven mitts and use caution when handling hot pot as mixture is very hot. You can also pour the chocolate mixture into the liquid, if desired.
Store fudge in airtight container. Can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator.


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg