Old Fashioned Fudge

Discover the magic of homemade Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge, a treat that takes you back to cherished memories and simpler times. Whether it’s the joy of the holiday season, the thoughtfulness of a hostess gift, or the perfect end to a cozy dinner, this fudge promises to deliver smiles and warmth with every bite.

Renowned for its melt-in-your-mouth texture and slightly crumbly edge, this chocolate delight has been a personal quest of mine since a taste etched itself in my memory at a tender age. Crafted with love and a hint of nostalgia, this recipe invites you to bring out your candy thermometer and embark on a sweet journey that’s both rewarding and deliciously satisfying.


  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of Hershey’s cocoa
  • 1 stick of salted butter
  • 1 can (5 ounces) of Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Optional: nuts of your choice

How to Make Old Fashioned Fudge:

  1. Begin your fudge adventure by mixing the sugar and cocoa in a medium saucepan. This blend of sweet and rich flavors forms the base of your fudge.
  2. Add a stick of salted butter to the mix, introducing a creamy depth that’s irresistible. Pour in the can of evaporated milk and stir the mixture to combine the ingredients thoroughly.
  3. With anticipation, place your saucepan over medium heat. Watch as the mixture transforms, stirring continuously as it begins to boil. This is where the magic starts to happen!
  4. Maintain a steady stir for 7 minutes as the mixture bubbles and thickens. This crucial step ensures your fudge achieves the perfect consistency.
  5. After your 7-minute stir marathon, remove the saucepan from the heat. It’s time to add a splash of vanilla, weaving in a layer of aromatic sweetness.
  6. Continue to stir the mixture for another 3 minutes off the heat. This helps cool the fudge slightly and ensures a smooth, even texture.
  7. Pour your fudge into a buttered baking dish, spreading it evenly. If you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle in some nuts for an added crunch.
  8. Now, the hardest part—waiting for it to set. But worry not, in less than 20 minutes, you’ll have a slice of homemade fudge ready to enjoy.

Embrace the joy of creating Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge, a timeless treat that promises to be as rewarding to make as it is to savor. Share it, gift it, or keep it all to yourself—this fudge is a testament to the simple pleasures in life.

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