Mamie Eisenhower's Million Dollar Fudge Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 4 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tall can evaporated milk (12 oz)
  • 12 oz German's sweet chocolate (3 - 4oz bars)
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 pint marshmallow cream
  • 2 cups nutmeats (Chopped nuts - pecan or walnuts)


  1. Combine sugar, salt, butter and evaporated milk in a medium sized sauce pan and boil for 6 mins.  When boiling, the sauce will expand 2 to 3 times so use a large enough sauce pan, keep stirring and be careful it gets very hot!

  2. In a large bowl, add chocolate bars (break into small pieces), chips, marshmallow cream and nutmeats (optional). Tip: I prepare this part before boiling the items in step 1 so that it's ready to go.

  3. Pour boiled syrup over chocolate, marshmallow and nutmeats and beat until chocolate is melted.

  4. Pour into buttered 16 x 11 baking pan (half sheet pan).

  5. Allow to sit and cool for a few hours (or better over night) before cutting into 1 in squares. Place in the refrigerator to speed the hardening process.

  6. Store in an air tight container.