Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge

old fashioned fudge

I always have to make chocolate fudge when I start my holiday recipes and this year I experimented on my usual recipe, which actually went back to basics. What I mean is for this fudge I didn’t add condensed milk or any of that stuff. Just 5 ingredients. I highly suggest using a candy thermometer for this one because the flavor will change depending on how long you let this stuff simmer. For this fudge I let it slooooooowly come up to 238 degrees on the thermometer and since it technically cooked longer, the flavor developed a deep, almost dark chocolate flavor. Very rich tasting!


Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge
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Old Fashioned Fudge
Serves: 60
  • 2 C. granulated sugar
  • ½ C. Cocoa
  • 1 C. Milk
  • 4 TBS. Butter
  • 1 TSP. Vanilla extract
  1. Grease an 8X8 pan, then line with parchment paper, making sure to leave an overhang on the ends (this makes it easy to remove!)
  2. Combine sugar, cocoa and milk in saucepan.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce heat to simmer. Do not stir again.
  4. Let the mixture simmer until it reaches 238 on a candy thermometer. If you don't have one, get a small bowl of cold water and drop a little in the water, and when you can form a soft ball then it is ready.
  5. Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla, then stir until the chocolate loses its glossy shine.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and let cool. Cut into 1 inch pieces.


About Candace Reid

Candace Reid is the owner and author of My Serendipity Life. She is the mother of 3 and a college graduate having earned her Associates Degree in Business for Hospitality/Food Service Management. an an AAS degree in Photographic Imaging from Lansing Community College. She also loves to blog about food, fun tech and travel. Email Candace

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