It’s family tradition to make fudge every Christmas, and this is absolutely the best one bowl fudge recipe out there! We take it to all of our holiday parties, and the serving plate boasting these chocolate nuggets comes home empty. Every single time. Also, there is usually someone shouting, “Who made the fudge?! It’s AMAZING!”
My mother-in-law is the genius behind this decadent, chocolate fudge, but I like to add my own spin on it by adding in crushed pecans and maybe an extra 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. 🙂 The best part? It requires only one bowl and 15 minutes of your time! Please, and thank you!
Kids will love helping pour in the simple ingredients. They can even stir as it melts in between its heating intervals, just be sure the bowl is well covered—it can get hot.
My husband prefers to keep his fudge plain, but I like mine loaded with nuts and candied goodies. You can add in chunks of marshmallows, candies, or whatever your sweet tooth desires.
Directions for the best one bowl fudge recipe below. Enjoy! (And find more of my favorite Christmas recipes here.)
The Best One Bowl Fudge Recipe
Prep time: 15 minutes
Set time: 2 hours
Yields: 16 large fudge squares
1 cup butter
3 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 jar Kraft marshmallow creme
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cup chopped pecans
1. Microwave the butter in a large, heatproof bowl on high for 1 minute until it’s melted. Then, add in sugar and evaporated milk and mix well. Microwave on high for another 3 minutes. Remove and stir, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Place the bowl back in the microwave and heat it on high for another 5 minutes, or until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove and stir, then microwave the mixture again for 2 more minutes. Carefully remove the hot bowl. Mix in chocolate chips until they’re melted. Stir in marshmallow creme, vanilla extract and 1 cup of chopped pecans.
2. Pour the marshmallow fudge mixture into a lightly greased 9 inch x 9 inch glass dish. Top with the remaining 1 cup of chopped pecans. Allow it to set at room temperature for at least 2 hours
3. Cut the marshmallow fudge into squares — this recipe makes 16 large squares. Enjoy a square or two for yourself with family. If you’re making this recipe as a present, then place the fudge in small baking gift boxes, or wrap them in cellophane. You can cover and chill any leftovers for up to 1 week.
Feel free to mix in chopped peppermint candies, marshmallows or other complementary toppings.