Old-Fashion Chocolate Fudge

Eula Tolliver Recipe


10-14 people
10 Min
10 Min

This candy takes my family and friends back to our childhood days. Mom would go in the kitchen after dinner and put this together in about 10 minutes. It's a staple at all our family get together's.

I hope this simple fudge will take you back to childhood!


2 Tbsp
old fashion cocoa
1 stick
butter, room temperature
4 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1-12 oz. can(s)
evaporated milk

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix sugar and cocoa together until well blended.
Add 1 can milk. Add stick of soft-butter. Mix until well blended. The butter will melt when heat is added.
Put on stove and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and stir constantly until candy reaches soft boil stage. Remove from heat add vanilla. Put kettle into about 3 inches of cold water and continue to stir until candy becomes glossy and you can feel it getting thick. Pour into an 8x8 buttered dish. Let stand until cold. Cut and serve!

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Sasha Kamen roaming
Feb 9, 2014
I meant to say I'm 68 years old, and I can remember my mother making fudge like this, and she told me it was the same way they made it when she was a girl. They also used to have "taffy pulling" parties at home to make taffy.
Sasha Kamen roaming
Feb 9, 2014
Yes, this is exactly the right way to make fudge if you're someone's mom and not Julia Child! It's all in the beating at the end until it gets thick. The recipe used to be on the back of the evaporated milk label. You can also add chopped walnuts or pecans. You have to be careful if any crystals of sugar form on the sides of the pan not to stir them down into the rest of the fudge, because even one crystal will propagate throughout the entire batch. I remember putting a cover on the pot for a few minutes so the steam would dissolve any crystals and wash down the sides of the pan.
Sharon Davis mysty46
Jul 1, 2012
4 cups of sugar?
Julie Atkins cleanheart
Apr 21, 2012
Eula, when I saw this recipe here, my heart jumped for joy and a flood of memories of childhood overcame me. I guess all our mama's made this when we were little. There is no other chocolate fudge I like better than this one. I love the firmness of it and how I use to chizzle away the edge of if with my teeth. No, y'all, it's not a Hard fudge, but it is firm. My mama probably cooked it longer than she should have, but I just love the texture of it. It is SO good.

Thank you for posting it here. I make a 12 layer Old Fashion Cake that is similar to this recipe. Maybe I should post it as well.
Feb 14, 2012
Thank you, Bea~~~ Eula