Old Fashion Fudge
Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge Recipe

Are you searching for easy old fashion fudge recipes like creamy homemade fudge recipes?

Since I love fudge, especially chocolate fudge, I am going to show you how to make one of the oldest, old-fashioned fudge recipes that is so delectable you won't be able to to put them in storage.

Yes, I have a treat for you!

Especially the homemade fudge recipes you happen to stumble upon while thumbing through an old recipe book.  also known as Million Dollar Fudge.

That's exactly what was going on when I found this old newspaper clipping of an old fashioned chocolate fudge recipe in grandma's homemade chocolate candy recipes book.

Has something like that ever happen to you?

Have you ever found homemade fudge recipes so creamy you just have to make it every Christmas, if not all the time?

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Old Fashion Fudge Recipe
A Direct Request to The First Lady

The amazing thing about these types of fudge recipes is that they are usually old fashioned chocolate fudge recipe handed down through the family.

The only difference with this old fashion fudge recipe, is that it was handed down through our U.S.A family.

Yep, easy fudge recipes like this one comes from our very own 34th President, Dwight D. (Ike) Eisenhower's wife Mamie Eisenhower, aptly named Mamie's Million Dollar Fudge by Ike himself. If you havn't tasted Mamie Eisenhower fudge, you need to get on this one!

Original Old Fashioned Fudge Recipe

Apparently Mamie Eisenhower fudge recipe was reproduced many times once it was published, but this one, is as if it was a personal request to the First Lady asking for the recipe for Mamie Eisenhower fudge.

Oh how I would love to figure out the name of the newspaper and the date of it. What a great marshmallow fudge! Unfortunately, the full newspaper clipping was obviously torn out by hand, leaving out part of the article (grandma wasn't great at clipping out this homemade fudge recipes).

As you can see, the partial article for this yummy marshmallow fudge states "Mrs. J.L.L has asked for the..., Eisenhower's fudge. The request came..., but it was necessary to write to W..., ...ciously, the President's wife's secreta..., ...requested directions."

Can you tell? There may have been some misinterpretation to this old fashion fudge recipe in the news paper clipping. The original old fashion fudge recipe in the Eisenhower archives, Mamie Eisenhower fudge, has them too

I will show you what I mean about "misinterpretation" in a minute

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Mamie's Million Dollar Fudge (as in the newspaper clipping)


Million Dollar Fudge

  • 4-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tall can evaporate milk
  • 12 oz. semisweet chocolate (chocolate bits)
  • 12 oz. German sweet chocolate
  • 1 pint marshmallow cream (2 jars)
  • 2 cups nutmeats

Boil sugar, salt, butter and evaporated milk six minutes

Put the two kinds of chocolate, the marshmallow cream and nutmeats in a large bowl and pour the boiling syrup over them.

Beat until chocolate is all melted, and pour in pan. Let stand a few hours before cutting. Store in tin box.


This old marshmallow fudge recipie has some ingredients that might not be clear, so I'm adding some additional notes.

Here's those misinterpretations in the easy fudge recipes I mentioned earlier.

  • 1 tall can of evaporated milk is equal to 12 ounces.
  • German sweet chocolate is equal to 2 teaspoons sugar to one 1 oz semisweet chocolate. lternatively, German sweet chocolate is equal to 1 oz unsweetened chocolate and 2 tablespoons sugar.
  • 1 pint marshmallow cream is equal to 2 cups. About 20 large marshmallows are equal to 2 cups. A 7oz jar is about 2-1/2 cups.
  • Dissolve the sugar at low heat. Then add the salt, butter and evaporated milk & bring to a boil for six minutes/until it reaches soft ball stage on a candy thermometer - 235 °F (or 112.7 °C).
  • Be sure the texture isn't grainy. Stir to dissolve everything (cool one drop - feel the texture).
  • Setup time is about 3 hours.

Don't you just love these homemade fudge recipes like this one?

It's an easy chocolate fudge recipe as well as a marshmallow fudge. It's the old fashioned chocolate fudge recipe I absolutely love!

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