Never-Fail Fudge

Never-Fail Fudge


"Confectioners' sugar, cocoa, butter, milk and vanilla are cooked in a double boiler, then beaten like mad and spread in a pan to cool into fudgey gloriousness."


45 m servings 283 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 283 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 93 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Butter a 9x9 inch dish.
  2. Combine sugar, cocoa, butter, milk, vanilla and salt in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Cook, stirring, until smooth. Remove from heat and beat until mixture loses its gloss. Stir in chopped nuts and pour quickly into prepared pan.
  3. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
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  1. 37 Ratings


This is the fudge recipe that I've been using for over 20 years. I don't add the nuts, and I don't beat it like mad, I simply stir until melted and smooth, spray pan with PAM, then chill. Perf...

I tried a few recipes before I found this one. This is a great base recipe for perfect fudge. This is my favorite recipe and I highly recommend this for first timers. Don't ever use granualte...

This is an excellent basic fudge recipe that can be added to any way you want, and makes a delicous tasting, rich fudge with a great fudge texture and color. It is also a very simple recipe. Her...

This fudge is very easy to make - no soft ball stage - yeah! quick too - and the pot was easy to clean - what more could I want? Oh right, it tastes really good. A keeper.

While I have a slight prefer for fudge made the traditional way, this was ready within 15 minutes or so, although it needed a little longer to set up. My 9-year-old daughter was thrilled. I ad...

I loved this recipe!!! I am not a really good cook and wanted to make something special to take with me to holiday dinner. This fudge turned out so yummy and so so easy!!! Thanks alot!!!

I actually made vanilla fudge with this by omitting the cocoa and cooking the butter first in another pan until it was amber color like in the Burnt butter frosting recipe. This gave the fudge a...

Ok, I thought I was a pretty good cook, but this didn't turn out for me at all. i followed the recipe except I got sweetened cocoa powder instead of unsweetened, but that is beside the point. ...

Delicious! Easiest Christmas treat I've ever made. This will become an annual tradition! Thanks!