Old Fashioned Gingerbread Fudge

Pat Duran


This fudge requires a lot of beating in order to set it properly. Worth the effort!

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36 pieces


15 Min


15 Min


Stove Top


1 c
granulated sugar
1 c
packed dark brown sugar
1/4 c
1/4 c
karo corn syrup
3/4 c
evaporated milk
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
cream of tartar
1 c
finely chopped dark chocolate chips
2 tsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
ginger powder
1/4 tsp
each of nutmeg, and ground cloves

Directions Step-By-Step

Line an 8-inch square pan with foil and then spray with cooking spray.
Combine the first 7 ingredients in a medium-large saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugars dissolve, and brush down the sides with a wet pastry brush. Insert a candy thermometer.
Once the mixture starts bubbling, add the chocolate(it must be chopped) and stir until it is melted. Once the chocolate is melted into the fudge, brush down sides of the pan with the wet pastry brush, and bring the candy to a boil.
Continue to cook, without stirring, until it reaches 238^. Remove the fudge from the heat and take out the candy thermometer. Add the butter. vanilla and spices and begin to stir vigorously with a wooden spoon This is called "beating" the fudge. Beat the fudge until it starts to hold its shape, becomes lighter in color and loses its gloss. This process will take about 10-15 minutes by hand, or you can use an electric mixer fitter with a paddle attachment. If you use a mixer to beat fudge, watch it carefully as the fudge can quickly go from ready to over beaten and stiff.
Once the fudge starts to hold its shape and begins to set, scrape it into the prepared pan and smooth it into an even layer. Allow the fudge to cool at room temperature for 1-2 hours before cutting. To serve-cut into 1-inch squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week- yeah, like it will last that long. lol

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom