My Mother-In-Law’s Fudge

My mother-in-law's fudge recipe
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My mother-in-law's fudge recipeFrom the very first Christmas that I spent with my in-law’s, this fudge has been part of the treats of the season.  Some of it may have made it onto plates taken to neighbors, but most of it was devoured by the family.  I definitely ate my share.  Once you taste it, you will understand how completely addictive it is.  Smooth, creamy, never grainy, this is the perfect fudge.My mother-in-law's fudge recipeI will warn you now, though, that this is an old school recipe.  I have no idea how old it is, only that my in-laws were married in 1949 and this recipe has been in the family for many years.  It contains eggs that are only mildly warmed by the melted chocolate.  If you have a problem with that,  don’t judge me, just skip the recipe and enter the giveaway below.  I understand the objections.  We simply make the fudge and pop it back in the fridge.  It doesn’t ever sit at room temperature, in fact it rarely makes it past the first day.

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My Mother-In-Law's Fudge
  • 3½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 12 oz package chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs and powdered sugar until smooth.
  2. In a microwave safe glass bowl, melt butter and chocolate chips for a minute.
  3. Stir the chocolate and then microwave for one more minute.
  4. Stir until completely melted.
  5. It may need one more minute in the microwave.
  6. Pour the chocolate into the powdered sugar mixture as the mixer is going.
  7. Add the vanilla.
  8. Stir in the nuts (optional).
  9. Spread the fudge in a buttered 8x8 pan.
  10. Immediately place in the refrigerator.
  11. Slice into small squares after 45 minutes.
  12. Keep all leftovers in the refrigerator because of the eggs.


34 thoughts on “My Mother-In-Law’s Fudge

  1. Dude, you know I love me some fudge. Gimme gimme gimme.

    Thanks for joining us for Christmas Week lady. I love that you used a family recipe.

    1. This is seriously good fudge. My in-laws usually adulterate it with walnuts, but luckily my husband is the black sheep of that nut eating family.

    1. The nice thing about making fudge is it’s easy to find people to give it to, so you don’t have to eat it all! You need to make it. Seriously.

  2. I would definitely try pie crust. I’ve always heard that a food processor makes it easy. 🙂 That fudge looks delicious-This might be a recipe for pasteurized eggs!

  3. I don’t know what I’d make first, cause I don’t really know about them. Hopefully they come with some kind of recipe booklet!!! I like to try new things!!!

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