Aunt Geneva's Fudge

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by JeriBinNC

My aunt's fudge recipe is my very favorite. It's got a richer cocoa flavor than most fudge, and it doesn't require a candy thermometer.

Top Review by Kitchen Witch Steph

I'd never made fudge this way before so I thought I would try it out. This just didn't work out for me. I followed the directions but my fudge was nothing more then a thick pudding. I am usually successful when it comes to candy making. The mixture started out glossy and I know if I had spooned it out, it would have run everywhere. I stirred until I thought my arm would fall off and it just barely got thicker. My goop didn't taste all that great to me either. I will stick with the long method, I think. These directions may need some more details. Made for The Name Game in honor of my Grandmother, 2008. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar, cocoa, milk, and butter in heavy saucepan.
  2. Bring to boil and boil for 5 minutes--no need to stir.
  3. Set pan in cold water and stir in nuts. Keep stirring by hand till it gets glossy and starts to stiffen up (this is the tricky part--knowing when to quit stirring!), then quickly spoon out onto wax paper into tablespoon-sized pieces.
  4. NOTE: If you are in doubt about when to stop stirring and start spooning, go ahead and stop. Better to have a couple of pieces of soft, sticky fudge than a whole pot full of crumbly fudge!
  5. I've never timed this, so the prep time is a guess. It's pretty quick, though! I'm also guessing on the yield.

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