Hershey's Old Fashioned Rich Cocoa Fudge

Hershey's Old Fashioned Rich Cocoa Fudge Recipe

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Alexine Golden


My first husband and I have been making this fudge every since we were married, for 30 years. It is really good and creamy. Give it a try, you will enjoy it.

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20 Min
40 Min


3 c
2/3 c
cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/8 tsp
1 1/2 c
1/4 c
butter, melted
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
black walnuts, optional

How to Make Hershey's Old Fashioned Rich Cocoa Fudge


  • 1Line a 8-9" square pan with foil. Or a plate that has been buttered.
  • 2In a large heavy sauce pan stir in sugar, cocoa powder and 1/8 tsp of salt. Mix well. Gently stir in milk with a wooden spoon (make sure it is a wooden spoon).
  • 3Cook over medium heat stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full rolling boil.
  • 4Boil without stirring until balls of candy can be dropped in cold water forming a ball that can be picked up by fingers.
  • 5Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla. Do not stir.
  • 6Cool at room temperature, this could take up to 2 hours or more. Do not stir.
  • 7Beat in Walnuts if preferred. Beat fudge with wooden spoon until candy thickens and looses some of it's gloss. This can take up to 15-20 minutes.
  • 8Quickly spread into prepared pan or plate. Cool.
  • 9Cut into squares. Can use a warm knife that has been dipped into hot water and dried off to cut easier.
  • 10Wrap loosley in foil and place in fridge. I did not place my candy in the fridge, just sat it on the counter and it was fine.

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About Hershey's Old Fashioned Rich Cocoa Fudge

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate