Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge

"Posted by request. A creamy, smooth "old fashioned" cooked chocolate fudge candy. Cooking time is approximate. Times do not include cooling time. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: Soft-Ball Stage - 235° F–240° F At this temperature, sugar syrup dropped into cold water will form a soft, flexible ball. If you remove the ball from water, it will flatten like a pancake after a few moments in your hand. Fudge, pralines, and fondant are made by cooking ingredients to the soft-ball stage. For more info, see: The Cold Water Candy Test - http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/candy/sugar-stages.html"
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Ready In:
1 Pound (16 ounces)




  • Mix in a sauce pan the chocolate, brown and granulated sugars, milk and corn syrup.
  • Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally (to prevent scorching) to the soft ball stage (234°-240°F on a candy thermometer), or until mixture forms a soft ball when a small amount is dropped into cold water.
  • During cooking, occasionally wash down crystals from sides of pan.
  • Remove from heat, add the butter and let stand until mixture is cool.
  • Do not jar the pan or stir during cooling.
  • When cool, beat until candy begins to lose its glossy appearance.
  • Add the vanilla extract and nuts.
  • Pour into a greased 8x8x2-inch pan and allow to cool completely.
  • Cut into squares.
  • Makes about 1 pound of candy.

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  1. TeamOHara
    I made the recipe again and I have to say now that I did it right, it is fantastic. No chewing sugar since it was cooked long enough. The fudge is chocolaty and creamy, very delicious. Never give up after just one try!


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