Nalbone Family Recipes

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Five Minute FudgeFive Minute Fudge 

Mom's Black Book

Servings: 64

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Fast, Easy, Festive
No Beating! Can't Fail! No thermometer or soft-ball tests needed!


  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk, undiluted
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallows, diced (16 medium)
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • nuts, for garnish


  1. Line 8-inch (2 L) square baking pan with waxed paper; set aside.
  2. Combine 2/3 cup (one small can) undiluted Carnation Evaporated Milk, 1 2/3 cups sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil; cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. (Time when mixture starts to "bubble" around edges of pan.)
  3. Remove from heat. Add 1 1/2 cups (16 medium) diced marshmallows, 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir vigorously for 1 minute (or until marshmallows melt).
  4. Pour into prepared pan. Garnish with nuts. Chill until set 4 hours or over night. Cut into 1-inch squares. Store in refrigerator in sealed container. (Makes about 2 pounds.)


  • For Peppermint fudge: Sprinkle 1/4 cup coarsely broken peppermint stick candy over top of fudge in pan.
  • For upside-down coconut fudge: Spread 1 cup flaked coconut on bottom of buttered 8" square pan. Top with fudge.
  • For nut fudge: Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts to fudge mixture before pouring into pan.

Yield: 2 pounds

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 61 Calories; 1g Fat (19.4% calories from fat); trace Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 23mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

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