Old Fashioned Fudge

Old Fashioned Fudge


"This recipe is for the good fudge. The one without nuts or creams. This fudge doesn't use any shortcuts either, so use a candy thermometer for best results."


45 m servings 41 cals
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Original recipe yields 50 servings



  • Calories:
  • 41 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 17 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together the cocoa powder, sugar and salt. Mix in corn syrup, and milk until well blended. Add butter, and heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Stir occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat, and beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture is thick and loses its gloss. Stir in vanilla, and pour into a buttered 9x9 inch baking dish. Let cool until set. Cut into small squares to serve.
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  1. 38 Ratings


I wish i would have read reviews and fudge tips before making this one. it turned out like candy, brittle.I was not happy, espec 4 the holidays. i also found this tip here in "flawless fudge" ti...

This is a recipe my family made in the 1950's and 60's. It has great texture, much better than more modern fudge recipes, but is less predictable. Let the mixture cool slowly in the pan withou...

I make a variation of this using canned milk, instead of corn syrup and whole milk and only 1 teaspoon of vanilla. I think its much better than the marshmellow creme type. The trick is it has ...

I've been looking for an old fashioned fudge recipe like my mom used to make. The only thing I could ever find was with the marshmallow and stuff. It was good, but not what I wanted. This is g...

This is recipe my grandmother used, except she preferred evaporated milk. Fudge is smooth and creamy if you don't over-cook it. You can't beat(stir)it too much. The more you stir the creamier ...

Delicious! Best I have ever made. Cooked absolutely perfect. Poor quickly from boiler to pan though - thickens fast! Yummy!

I liked this recipe. Fudge is easy to 'fudge' but I got this to turn out great, just like when I was a kid.

Just like great granma use to make...Thank you SOOOO Much!!!

Absolutely awful. A waste of effort and ingredients. I used a thermometer and followed recipe exactly. This mess was headed towards a rock candy rather than fudge. Disgusting mess and I know ho...