Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge

  • Active Time 30m
  • Total Time 1h 30m
  • Rating ****

Makes 1 1/2 pounds (64 pieces)


  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Butter a jellyroll pan or an 8 x 8 -inch pan. Chop the chocolate in small pieces. Put the chocolate, sugar, milk and corn syrup in a 3-quart heavy pot. Stir the ingredients to blend the mixture well.

Turn the heat on low and, stirring slowly, bring to a boil. Cover the pot and let boil (over the low heat) for 2 minutes. Uncover the pot and, using a pastry brush, brush down the sides of the pot with the brush that has been dipped in cold water. (This helps the fudge not to become granulated.)

Continue to boil slowly, without stirring, over the low heat, until the syrup reaches the soft-ball stage (it will read 234 degrees F on a candy thermometer). Remove from the heat, add the butter without stirring and set the pot on a cooling surface or rack. Do not stir until the syrup is lukewarm (110 degrees F), then add the vanilla and stir until the mixture loses its gloss and thickens. Pour into the buttered pan and, using a table knife, mark it into squares. When firm, cut into pieces and store airtight in plastic bags if not serving shortly.

OPTIONAL: If you wish, add 1 cup chopped walnuts when you add the vanilla.

Recipe created exclusively for Cooking.com by Marion Cunningham.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4363

nutrition information per serving

36 calories; 1g total fat; 1mg cholesterol; 2mg sodium; 7g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 0g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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