Can’t Fail 5-Minute Fudge – Dec 1961

I have been making this recipe since the 70’s. It’s one of those retro recipes that doesn’t contain any weird ingredients and if you look back at vintage ads, many of them contain ingredients involving jello and/or meat. Yuck!

If you are looking for an old fashioned fudge recipe that is truly wonderful, give this a try.


  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk, undiluted
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallows, diced
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Nuts


  1. Mix 2/3 cup (one small can) Carnation evaporated milk, 1-2/3 cups sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to boil; cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. When the milk starts to bubble around edges of pan is when you should start timing the 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat. Add 1-1/2 cups (16 medium) diced marshmallows, 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  4. Stir vigorously for 1 minute (or until marshmallows melt).
  5. Pour into an 8-inch square buttered pan. Garnish with nuts.
  6. Cool. Cut in squares.
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