Olde Fashioned Fudge

Olde Fashioned Fudge Recipe

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Candace Lemings


Practice makes perfect! (I haven't gotten it quite right just yet, but my mom is an expert!)

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~6 to 8
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


2 c
3/4 c
2 oz
unsweetened chocolate, cut up (or 3 tbsp cocoa + 1 tbsp oil or shortening)
1 tsp
light corn syrup
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
chopped nuts (optional)

How to Make Olde Fashioned Fudge


  • 1Line a 9x5" pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Butter foil and set aside.
  • 2Butter sides of a heavy duty 2 quart pot.
  • 3In pot, combine sugar, milk, chocolate and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium-high heat till mixture boils.
  • 4Reduce heat to medium-low and continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, stirring frequently till soft ball stage (234 degrees).
  • 5Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla but DO NOT STIR!
  • 6Let cool about 50 minutes (till 110 degrees).
  • 7Beat mixture vigorously till fudge begins to thicken. If desired, add nuts.
  • 8Continue beating till fudge is thick and begins to lose its glossy look (About 10 minutes).
  • 9Immediately spread fudge into prepared pan. Score into squares while still warm.

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About Olde Fashioned Fudge

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #traditional