Old Fashioned Fudge (Sallye)

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Someone was requesting the recipe for old-timey fudge. Here is a version I have used for years. It is a great holiday candy, and stores well.


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Makes about 1-1/4 pound
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 2 oz
    unsweetened chocolate (2 squares)
  • 1 small
    can pet evaporated milk (not the sweetened kind)
  • 2 Tbsp
    light corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts

How to Make Old Fashioned Fudge (Sallye)


  1. Combine sugar, salt, chocolate, milk and corn syrup in large cast iron skillet (or heavy saucepan).

    Heat and stir just until the sugar dissolves and chocolate has melted

    Remove spoon, insert candy thermometer
  2. Cook mixture on medium high heat without stirring until thermometer registers 238 degrees (or until mixture forms soft ball when teasponful is dropped into cold water)

    Remove from heat
  3. Add butter and vanilla !!NO STIRRING YET!!

    Let cool on wire rack until temperature reaches 110 degrees (bottom of pan should feel lukewarm)
  4. Add pecans

    Beat 10 to 15 minutes until fudges begins to thicken and loses its glossiness.

    Pour the fudge into buttered 9" square pan

    Let stand until set (which only takes 2-3 minutes)

    Immediately cut into squares

    Store in tightly covered container with parchment or waxed paper between each layer

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About Old Fashioned Fudge (Sallye)

Course/Dish: Candies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #holiday, #traditional

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