Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Delicious Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge

A fudge recipe that takes a little bit more effort, but will definitely be worth your while! Before you serve this recipe as your dessert, we suggest pairing it with a crustless quiche as the main meal. Your dinner guests will definitely ask for more.


  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 4 ounces (or 120g) unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 3 tbsp light corn syrup
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla essence


  • In a mid-sized heavy saucepan over a low heat, melt the chocolate with the milk.
  • Add in the sugar, corn syrup and salt.
  • Stir continuously until mixture is boiling.
  • Reduce heat and continue to cook – without stirring – until the mixture reaches 230 degrees Fahrenheit (or 110 degrees Celsius) on a candy thermometer. (If you don't have a candy thermometer, you will know your mixture is done when a teaspoonful of the mixture forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water.)
  • Remove from heat as soon as mixture has reached desired temperature.
  • Add in the vanilla essence and the butter, but do not stir.
  • Allow the mixture to cool in a saucepan until it reaches 110 degrees F (or 43 degrees C) on your candy thermometer. (If you don't have a candy thermometer, cool the mixture until it is lukewarm.)
  • Once the mixture has reached desired temperature, beat it with a wooden spoon until the mixture begins to lose its gloss and starts to thicken (approximately 15 minutes).
  • Pour into a greased square pan (approximately 8in/ 18cm).
  • Allow mixture to stand until cool and hard.
  • Turn fudge out of the pan and onto a cutting board.
  • Cut your tasty old-fashioned fudge into squares and start eating!

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