Mamie Eisenhower's Easy Fudge Recipe (A.K.A. White House Fudge)
I found this recipe for an easy-to-make chocolate fudge in an old cookbook. It is called "Mamie Eisenhower's Fudge." Since she has been credited with being the first person to use marshmallow creme and chocolate to make a quicker fudge, this fudge recipe was often called "White House Fudge."
Mamie was the first lady to Dwight Eisenhower. Her entire married name was Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower. Her span in the White house wasn't short, since she was first lady from 1953 to 1961. She was known for having a confident composure, her fashionable style, and the pride she had in her home. The first lady was frugal and even clipped coupons for the White House staff to use. She was known for doing well with the foreign dignitaries that visited our country. If she shared her fudge, I'm sure she was a big hit.
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- 4 1/2 c sugar
- 1 tall can of evaporated milk (14 oz)
- 2 tbsp oleo (margarine)
- 1 12 oz package of chocolate chips
- 9 oz German chocolate
- 1 c nuts
- 1 pint marshmallow creme
- Put sugar, milk, and margarine in a large saucepan and bring to a full boil. Boil for 6 minutes stirring frequently to prevent burning.
- Remove from heat and pour into a large bowl and mix with remaining ingredients.
- Mix well and then pour into a well-greased 9" x 13" pan.
- When cool, cut into squares.
Yield - 5 pounds of fudge
The fudge may be stored in an air-tight container and will keep for several weeks. I often freeze mine and it keeps well. I wrap the pieces individually when freezing so they don't stick together.
I like to make this dessert for Christmas gifts. My grandkids enjoy getting their own little bags and boxes of it. One year, I skipped the fudge, and they were really disappointed, so I've made this treat a yearly tradition.