~ Creamy Old Fashioned Walnutty Fudge ~

Cassie *


I found this recipe from a clipping that was pasted on a page in one of my Grandmas recipe books. I wanted to try a different fudge that didn't require marshmallow fluff. I did use a good brand of chocolate and changed the milk amounts to add some heavy cream, for added richness. It turned out marvelous! Yes, I licked the spoon! LOL!

This fudge is easy, just make sure you reach the soft ball stage (234 degrees) on your candy thermometer...if you don't have one, you should invest in one. Test from the center of pot.

Enjoy! Will add photos once I cut it!


★★★★★ 2 votes

An 8 inch pan full!
5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/2 c
    plus 1/3 cup milk - if not going to add the cream...just use 1 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 4 c
  • 4 oz
    bar - ghiraedelli premium baking bar (100 % cacao unsweetened chocolate ) or any unsweetened baking bar - chopped
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    corn syrup
  • 1/4 c
    softened butter
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts

How to Make ~ Creamy Old Fashioned Walnutty Fudge ~


  1. Butter a Dutch oven on sides and the sides and bottom of an 8 inch square pan.

    In a Dutch oven, add chocolate, milk , cream, sugar, salt and corn syrup. Over medium heat, cook and stir until chocolate and sugar is melted.
  2. Continue cooking and occasionally stirring, until 234 degrees is reached on a candy thermometer ( soft ball stage ) or until a small amount of mixture dropped into cup of cold water forms a soft ball that flattens on your fingers when removed from the water.
  3. Stir in butter and let pan set until lukewarm to touch on outside of pan, or about one hour.
  4. Stir in vanilla and beat until candy is thick & loses its glossy shine.

    Should it seem like it's not setting up after a few min beating, set in refrigerator for just a few minutes. If you cook to soft ball stage it will set up.

    Quickly stir in nuts, then spread into prepared pan. Cool for at least one hour, then cut into desired sized squares.

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About ~ Creamy Old Fashioned Walnutty Fudge ~

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

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