Aaron Murdick’s Fudge = Michigan Tradition

Posted on April 28th, 2015
Aaron Murdick’s great- great-grandfather, Newton Jerome Murdick, developed and perfected the process of “creaming” fudge on a marble slab in the summer of 1887 on Mackinac Island. The fact that he was to be the founder of one of the most successful “cottage industrie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Posted on April 27th, 2015
  Ingredients: Cake  1  Chocolate Cake Mix ½ cup butter – melted 1 egg 2nd Layer 1 slice of Aaron Murdick’s Peanut Butter Fudge Cream Cheese Layer 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 cup peanut butter 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup butter, melted 4 cups confectionery su…

Destination: Mackinaw City

Posted on April 26th, 2015
On the south shore of the Mackinac Straits, the year is 1775. (Post taken from Midwest Weekends) © Beth Gauper British soldiers demonstrate cannon firing at Colonial Michilimackinac. At the top of the Michigan mitten, a little village has seen a lot of action over the centuries. Iroquois war parti…

Murdick’s Fudge Buckeye Brownie Cookies

Posted on April 26th, 2015
Murdick’s Fudge Buckeye Brownie Cookies Ingredients   1 box fudge brownie mix (19.5 ounce or family size) ¼ cup butter, melted 4 oz. (1/2 block) cream cheese, softened 1 egg 1 slice of Murdick’s Peanut Butter Fudge 1 package of Milk Chocolate Chips   Instructions: 1. Heat o…


Posted on April 23rd, 2015
Half of the attraction of our Murdick’s Mackinac Island Fudge is how it is made.  The other half, of course, is it’s smooth, creamy texture! From the weighing up of the batch of fudge to the slicing of the fudge and putting it into the showcase, the entire process is done right in front of o…

Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn

Posted on April 16th, 2015
Ingredients 1 package microwave popcorn, popped ½ cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 2 Tbsp. light corn syrup or honey ½ tsp. vanilla 12 large marshmallows Instructions Pop popcorn until done, remove any unpopped kernels. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, vani…


Posted on April 16th, 2015
  One of the most common questions we get asked here at Aaron Murdick’s Fudge store, is “how do we keep this fudge fresh?”  Our usual answer is this: Fudge is like bread.  If you leave it out in the air, it will dry out.  If you keep it wrapped in plastic, it will stay fresher…

Tribute to Francis Murdick (POEM)

Posted on April 15th, 2015
Fran is pictured here in the middle between his son, John Murdick (left) and his grandson, Aaron Murdick (right).   This poem by Mr. Doug Emerson for Fran Murdick (Aaron Murdick’s Grandpa) On an island shaped like a turtle
many generations ago,
An Up North treat for the tourists
spawned a

Aaron Murdick’s Fudge – The REAL Stuff!

Posted on April 13th, 2015
This is a picture of the original Murdick’s Fudge store on Mackinac Island that Aaron’s great-great grandfather opened in 1887. From 1887-1969, it was owned and operated by the Murdick family. There are no Murdicks connected with this store any more. But these hard working Murdicks a…


Posted on April 11th, 2015
We are open now at our store in Mackinaw City and have seen a surprising number of people traveling through Mackinaw and even staying in Mackinaw.  There are some shops opening up and hotels are readying for the season.  We have been making about 16 kinds of fudge this week because it has been a rather…