Grandma's Old Fashioned Fudge

Lauri Myers


This recipe was passed down to me and it's one of the better recipes that I have tried. Long before marshmallow creme came into any recipe, this is a recipe that came out of a 1930's-1940's cookbook.


★★★★★ 4 votes

50 squares
2 Hr


  • 2 c
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2
    squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn syrup, light
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    nuts (pecan are the best~~optional)

How to Make Grandma's Old Fashioned Fudge


  1. In saucepan combine sugar, milk, salt, chocolate squares and corn syrup.
  2. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.
  3. Cook until temperature reaches 238* or until the water test is proven (1 tsp. of mixture in a bowl of cold water is dropped in and forms a soft ball and when squeezed by fingers are flattened).
  4. Remove from heat and drop in butter but do not stir then cool without stirring.
  5. Add vanilla then with a wooden spoon beat until candy looses sheen then add nuts if desired.
  6. Pour into a 8 x 8 square pan and cool completely and cut into squares.

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About Grandma's Old Fashioned Fudge

Course/Dish: Candies

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