Paula Deen’s 5-Minute Fudge is a marvel of the dessert world, offering a decadent and delicious treat that belies its simplicity and speed of preparation. This recipe stands as a testament to the idea that indulgence doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. It’s perfect for those moments when you need a quick fix for a sweet craving, a last-minute addition to a dinner party, or a simple homemade gift that speaks from the heart. Below, we dive into this effortless recipe, ensuring that every step is imbued with the promise of delivering rich, chocolatey bliss in mere minutes.


  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar: Forms the sweet base of the fudge.
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk: Adds richness and creaminess, differing from the more commonly used condensed milk by having less sugar.
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter: Provides a silky, melt-in-your-mouth texture.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt: Balances the sweetness and enhances the overall flavor.
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows: Offer a unique way of introducing sweetness and a smooth texture as they melt into the mixture.
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips: The heart of the fudge, delivering a deep chocolate flavor.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract: Adds depth and aroma, rounding out the chocolatey taste.
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional): Introduces a crunchy texture and nutty flavor, pecans or walnuts work beautifully.


Prev1 of 2

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *