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chocolate fudge

Chocolate Fudge

This creamy chocolate fudge is a classic candy that is simple to make. This recipe is straight from my grandma's recipe box.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Fudge Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Setting 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 96kcal


  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate check how many squares that is on your particular brand
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoon light Karo syrup
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Butter an 8x8 square dish or use parchment paper and butter the paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium sauce pan add the milk, chocolate, salt, sugar and Karo syrup. Heat over medium-high heat until it comes to a rolling boil stirring constantly.
  • Once the rolling boil is reached turn the heat off and do not stir.
  • At the soft boil stage let it boil for 2-3 minutes and do not stir, just let it boil.
  • Using a candy thermometer let it boil until it reaches the soft ball stage which is 130-140 degrees.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.
  • Using a wooden spoon vigorously stir/beat the fudge until it loses its shine and it starts to thicken up. That may take 5-15 minutes. (Get your arm workout in!)
  • Pour into the buttered dish and let cool into solid usually about 3 hours to overnight.
  • Slice and serve.


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg