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A Kimmel Tradition – Fudge

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It would not be Christmastime at the Kimmel house without several batches of this great fudge recipe. When our kids were younger and you could still bring homemade gifts to their teachers, this was a much requested treat. It was fun to find a pretty tin or glass jar and fill it full of this chocolate lover’s delight.

This is also a recipe that Tim loves to make with me. He is not much of a cook, but when it comes time to make fudge, he volunteers readily to stir the mixture. Much like our heavenly reward when we persevere, his is waiting at the end when he gets to lick the spoon and scrape out the pan.

So here it is. I hope it becomes a favorite in your home as well.

Darcy’s Fudge Recipe

  • 4 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 18 ounces of chocolate chips
  • 4 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 large can of evaporated milk
  • 10 ounces of marshmallows
  • 1/2 pound of butter
  • 2 cups of chopped nuts (optional)

Mix milk and sugar and bring to a rolling boil for 10 minutes, remove from heat. Add chocolate chips, butter, marshmallows and vanilla into hot mixture and stir until melted and smooth. Add nuts if desired.

Pour into buttered pans and cool. Makes 5 pounds of fudge.

Darcy Kimmel

Darcy Kimmel has a heart for encouraging and equipping parents and grandparents to maximize their unique callings in life with the Grace Based Parenting model for relationships. Her greatest joy comes from her own family and relationships. Darcy speaks at marriage and parenting events with her husband Tim. As a writer, Darcy is co-author of several books on parenting, grandparenting and family relationships.

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  1. thank you for sharing the love on this one!!! and love your ministry and what God has called you to do!!

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  3. Riley Ussery says:

    WOW ~ that looks so yummy!! Oh the deliciousness :) Thank you so much for sharing! I love holiday baking and the traditional foods different families prepare. LOVE your blog and LOVE your ministry – Merry Christmas!!

  4. Tia says:

    Yum! I know what I will be doing tomorrow! Thanks for sharing! ~ Merry Christmas!

  5. Karen says:

    I just made this for the first time and it turned out kind of gritty, not smooth. Any ideas of what I may have done wrong??

  6. Darcy says:

    So sorry about your fudge. The only reason I can think of that it turned out grainy is it might have boiled a little too long. 10 minutes exactly from the first signs of a boil and then remove from the heat and stir in the remainder of the ingredients. I usually continue to stir for about 1-2 minutes after everything is melted just to get a glossiness before I put it into the pan. Hope your fudge turns out better the next time. Merry Christmas!