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


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2 c
1 c
1/2 tsp
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


  • 1In saucepan combine sugar, milk, salt, chocolate squares and corn syrup.
  • 2Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.
  • 3Cook 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).
  • 4Remove from heat and drop in butter but do not stir then cool without stirring.
  • 5Add vanilla then with a wooden spoon beat until candy looses sheen then add nuts if desired.
  • 6Pour 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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