Place the first five ingredients (chips, marshmallow creme, vanilla, nuts and butter) in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, add the evaporated milk and the sugar. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil; once it reaches a full, rolling boil, cook for 9 1/2 minutes, stirring to be sure it doesn't boil over the top of the pan.
Once the 9 1/2 minutes is up, remove the pan from the heat and quickly pour this HOT mixture into the ingredients in the mixing bowl and stir thoroughly (this is good for your biceps!) until the butter and the chocolate chips are all melted and blended smooth.
Pour the contents of the bowl onto a BUTTERED (rub a bit of butter on the bottom and sides) 9x13 cookie sheet. Spread fudge mixture out to fill cookie sheet completely.
Refrigerate for several hours till firm, then cut into small squares. Keep refrigerated. Enjoy!
Mom's Old-Fashioned Fudge
Amount Per Serving (1 (one inch square piece))
Calories 97Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.