This morning I was reminiscing on the olden days of the Internet and a fudge making website by T.P. Skaarup came to mind. I don't know Skaarup's real identity and never really delved into it much to be honest, but I appreciate his/her enthusiasm and enjoy reading their notes. At one point I was able to link to the web page, but it doesn't appear to be safe now. The good news is the recipes gave permission to share without edits, so you can now see the Mamie's Fudge recipe if you do a search. The author asked that the recipe be shared without changes, but I know I'll make changes, so I'll post a recipe when I come up with my own version.
Here are the old pictures I took when I first made Skaarup's Mamie Fudge. Like most of Skaarup's recipes, it calls for marshmallow creme and does not require a candy thermometer.
Notes From First Experience With Mamie's Fudge
Long story short, I followed Skaarup's directions without making changes and had good results. As of day 1, Skaarup's Fudge has a light, creamy-but-fudge-like texture and is very sweet but not cloying. I suppose on day 2 it will be even better, so I'll post an update tomorrow. I used Ghirardelli Bittersweet chips thinking they might curb the sweetness, but the fudge is still pretty sweet.
Mama Dee's Creamy Fudge
For anyone still reading, another marshmallow creme based recipe is this one from Just a Pinch called "Mama Dee's Creamy Fudge". I made it last week and didn't like it at first because it seemed too creamy and too sweet. However, on day 2 it mellowed out and tasted better. By day 4 (at which point I had put it in the freezer) it was even better! Todd took it to work where a few people said it was the best fudge they'd ever tasted, so I guess it always pays to wait a day or two before making a judgement on fudge.
Creamy Chocolate Fudge
And finally, if you want to know my all-time favorite fudge, it's still Fine Cooking's Creamy Chocolate Fudge. People who gave it less than 5 stars must have had candy thermometer issues. However, if you know how to use a candy thermometer and can follow directions, definitely try Fine Cooking's recipe. Update: They closed their website, but you can still find it with a quick search.