Mackinac Island Style Fudge Recipe - (2024)


Mackinac Island Style Fudge Recipe - (1)

Submitted by ReeLani

"Ah Mackinac Island, a Michigan tourism paradise known for its horse-drawn carriages, lilacs, the Grand Hotel [scene of the movie "Somewhere In Time"] and, oh yes, fudge. Wander through the streets and about every 3rd or 4th shop you pass will be a fudge shop, and you'll usually be able to watch the freshly boiled up fudge being spread and cooled on a marble slab. It's strangely addicting watching this process, and if you hang around awhile you'll get a sample eventually. This recipe purports to be an authentic version, though no particular fudge shop was mentioned as owning the recipe. The initial recipe is for a vanilla fudge. Chocolate fudge and peanut butter fudge variations follow, so read through the entire recipe if you want to make either of those flavors."


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Ready In:


1 pound



  • 12 cup milk
  • 12 cup butter
  • 12 cup brown sugar
  • 12 cup granulated sugar
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 12 cup nuts (optional)



  • Combine the milk, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and salt in a good sized heavy pan.
  • Cook at medium heat until boiling; then boil for exactly 6 minutes, stirring.
  • constantly.
  • Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract and confectioners’ sugar.
  • Beat with a mixer until smooth and thick, and then add nuts (if desired).
  • Pour into a buttered pan (perhaps 9" square) and freeze for 20 minutes.
  • Once the fudge is firmed up, cut it into pieces of whatever size you choose.
  • Peanut Butter Fudge:

  • Reduce the butter to 1/4 cup and add 1/2 cup of peanut butter.
  • Chocolate Fudge.
  • Mix 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder with the confectioners sugar before stirring into fudge.

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  1. Mackinac Island Style Fudge Recipe - (8)

    Deja Vu!!!! I have had the pleasure of visiting Mackinac Island when I was a teenager for my aunt's wedding. My family and I had the amazing fudge and bought some to take home. and it didn't make the trip back to Pittsburgh (too good to wait for).... Anyway when I saw this recipe I had to see if it was like I remembered and it is!! I made the chocolate variation and added pecans and drizzled caramel over the top YUM!!! just like the turtle fudge from the island. Thanks so much for this recipe!!!!

  2. Mackinac Island Style Fudge Recipe - (9)

    I wanted to make some good fudge for Valentines Day gifts this year and found this Mackinac Island fudge recipe. I lived in Michigan for 10 years and frequented Mackinaw Island and the fudge shops there in the summers while I lived there. I have now lived in California for 29 years and thought I had forgotten what Mackinac Island Fudge tasted like but thought I would give this recipe a try."OMG!", was my first thought after tasting it. I do believe it does taste like it and if it doesn't it is still sure to please any fudge lover. This is most definitely a 5 star recipe!

  3. Mackinac Island Style Fudge Recipe - (10)

    This fudge is velvety and oh so incredible. One piece will satisfy that choclate craving and 2 will release seratonin.I also wanted to add that you can beat this by hand instead of mixer, my mixer was dirty so I did what I had to do and it worked wonderfully. Thank you Reelani for one of my top fudge recipes.

  4. Mackinac Island Style Fudge Recipe - (11)

    My BF was born and raised in Michigan and he would always tell me about the fudge at Mackinaw Island. I just made this fudge last night and when he took his first bite he got this huge grin on his face. He said this tasted just like the fudge he remembered. This isn't as sweet as the fudge I'm used to but really that just means I get to eat more

  5. Mackinac Island Style Fudge Recipe - (12)

    I would give more stars if available!!! This was so incredibly easy and so good. I liked the spoon (while hot) and then even got it out a few minutes early from the freezer. Yes...I am eating a piece now. I made chocolate with no nuts. Thank you for posting!!! I want to go back to Mackinac Island just for the fudge, it has been many many years since I have been there and I have craved the fudge ever since...

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