Mamie Eisenhower's Never Fail Fudge

Kathie Carr


This recipe was popular in the 1950's and is reported to be one of Mamie Eisenhower's favorite recipes.

It is rich and delicious. But most of all it is easy and "Never Fails". It can be made without the nuts.

★★★★★ 2 votes
6 pounds fudge
15 Min
5 Min


1/2 c
plus 1 tablespoon butter, divided
milk chocolate candy bars (two 7 ounces, one 1.55 ounces), broken into pieces
4 c
(24 ounces total) semisweet chocoalte chips
1 jar(s)
(7 ounces) marshmallow creme
1 can(s)
(12 ounces) evaporated milk
4 1/2 c
2 c
chopped walnuts

How to Make Mamie Eisenhower's Never Fail Fudge


  • 1Note: This picture is one of Mamie Eisenhower's official portraits.

    Line a 13 by 9 inch pan with foil and butter the foil with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a large heat-proof bowl, combine the candy bars, chocolate chips and marshmallow creme; set aside.
  • 2In a large heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the milk, sugar and remaining butter. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 4-1/2 minutes. Pour over chocolate mixture; stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in walnuts. Pour into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
  • 3Using foil, lift fudge out of pan; cut into 1 inch squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 6 pounds.

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About Mamie Eisenhower's Never Fail Fudge

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy