Million Dollar Fudge!

Million Dollar Fudge is what President Eisenhower called this recipe when his wife made it for him. I love that I found it in my Great Aunt’s handwritten recipe book, with the notation that it was “very good”.

I amped it up by sprinkling flaky Maldon salt over the top. This recipe makes a lot, almost 4 pounds of fudge. You can cut the recipe in half. I also encourage you to get creative with add-ins and types of chocolate. How will make this fudge your own?


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Rich Salted Fudge

Mamie Eisenhower's Million Dollar Fudge, upgraded.
Course: Endings, Everything Else
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, Fudge
Servings: 64 1-oz. pieces


  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tbs, Unsalted Butter
  • 1 12-ounce Can Evaporated Milk
  • 1 16-oz. Jar Marshmallow Fluff
  • 12 ounces Semisweet Chocolate
  • 12 ounces German's Sweet Chocolate, chopped
  • Maldon Flaky finishing salt


  • In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, bring the sugar, salt, butter and evaporated milk to a boil. Boil for 6 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, marshmallow fluff and chocolate in a large bowl. Pour the boiled syrup over the chocolate mixture.
    Stir until chocolate is all melted.
  • Butter a 15 1/2 by 10 1/2 by 1-inch jelly-roll pan, or large baking dish.
    Pour fudge into pan. Let harden at room temperature before cutting into 1-inch squares (can be cooled in the refrigerator).
    Sprinkle with a flaky finishing salt, like Maldon.

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