Old Time Chocolate Fudge

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
36 pieces
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, plus extra for buttering dish
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Directions

Mix sugar and cocoa; add syrup and milk. Cook in saucepan over medium heat until a small drop forms a soft ball in cold water (234 to 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer). Remove from heat. Add butter, pecans, and vanilla. Beat with mixer or by hand. Pour into a slightly buttered oblong glass dish and cut into squares. Work fast, as mixture thickens quickly.


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Great job Ms.Dean!! Lost my recipe due to spill and ink ran. Knew as soon as I read yours it was the same I had from my g-ma. Ya'all must be kin. Turned out perfect. So much better than the quick kind item not reviewed by moderator and published
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I am a really good cook and baker but for the life of me, the past forty years I have not had any luck making fudge with Hershey's cocoa. My mom and I used to make it when I was a child and it is my favorite fudge. I eventually gave up and started making fudge with the chocolate chips and marshmallows. It was not the same so about twice a year I would try to make the cocoa fudge.. Ninety-five percent of the time it would not set up and we used it to put over ice cream or I used it as a base for a chocolate cake. I am pleased to say that this recipe was perfect. No over-thinking and easy. Thanks so much. Kay Roberts item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe looking for new recipe for fudge and it being Paula Deen thought it would be really good. It was basically like making homemade fudge, not fantasy fudge but like my mom used to make. The consistency was perfect and fits in a 8x8 dish just right. I was excited because it was so shiny and pretty, not dull like sometimes the fantasy fudge will appear. It began to sit up perfectly, I was surprised after using a hand mixer like Paula called for. And I did go just past the soft ball stage by a couple of minutes. But the taste was downright awful. How can chocolate and sugar ever be bad. It was not scorched, what could have happened? I looked at the recipe again and had all the ingredients pre measured and sitting ready so I didn't leave anything out. I have no idea what happened, it was just bad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
well lets see... this is my second time trying this recipe.... i tried it yesterday and sucsessfuly made chocolate soup. I called my grandmother and she said that it was because i didn't heat it up hot enough. so I got some more evaporated milk and tried again today. it is cooling now lets see how it turns out. I am giving it a 2 star for now because of how it went yesterday. well my second batch didn't turn out good either. but then I read sloberg6_4014161's reveiw. It said don't stir it and once it begins to cool beat it like there's no tomorrow. so I got my last 2 batches and re-heated them. waited for them to cool then beat it like there is no tomorrow (untill the gloss is gone It's really really really good. Thanks sloberg6_4014161! you really helped!giving it a 4 star because it was good but the recipe didn't tell you EVERYTHING you neded to know item not reviewed by moderator and published
Have NEVER had good success with fudge - until this recipe. Have made 5 times since just before Christmas, and each time was great!!! It was even so good I used some for gifts. I didn't use quite all of the milk; used 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon of evaporated milk, and made sure to cook it until the soft ball formed well in cold water, approx. 7 - 8 minutes past boiling. Also, instead of the 6 tbl. of butter, used 3 tbl. butter, and 3 tabl. peanut butter. This fudge was incredible; very good, and there were numerous compliments on it. Thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
DELICIOUS!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
As with the others the fudge did not set as expected. I was disappointed with the consistency. The taste is good but it's not fudge-y like wanted. More like frosting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
wonderful!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Make sure that you are using natural and NOT dutch processed cocoa or you will have soup/runny fudge. I use 1 1/2 cups of whole fresh goat milk and less corn syrup. You can vary even with adding a cup of peanut butter after cooking. I let the cooked mixture cool til about 120 then stir but found with the peanut butter, I need to stir sooner than later. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe, my Mom said "this brings back so many memories", Mom is 83 so I was really hopeful that it would turn out. I have been trying fudge recipes and have had everyone to fail; so I read all reviews and the thing I did was after temp got to correct soft ball stage, I waited until it went down to 110 degrees before adding my vanilla and butter. Thank you for the wonderful fudge!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Poor rating because.... She forgot one very important step. After the fudge mixture gets to 'soft ball" stage, (it's better to use the 'cold water method" to test) you add the butter and vanilla extract but DO NOT STIR until the fudge gets cool, (about 50 to 60 min). Then, beat mixture vigorusly until it begins to thicken. Continue beating until the fudge loses its gloss item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe! Super easy and sets up perfectly. Sets up really fast so you must be quick when pouring in dish. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never made fudge before. I have all the ingredients. What I'm looking for is a step by step recipe for dummies like me. When to stir, when not to stir, etc.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the worst fudge I've ever made. It did not set up immediately as she said it would. I bought enough to make 5 batches and I'm so disappointed in the outcome. I even used a candy thermometer to make sure it was the right temperature, and it still couldn't be cut until an hour after it cooled and it broke apart, was gooey, and anything like fudge I've made in the past. This is not a good recipe, I'm not happy about wasting all the money for it including th Ghiriadelli Cocoa. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I fallowed the directions even using a candy thermometer. The temp was right and also made a soft ball in cold water. It any set about half way. Is there anyway to fix it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wish I could tell you how this tastes, but it's sitting in a pan. It's chocolate soup with nuts. This recipe said nothing about mixing it till the sheen is gone. I'm so disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Had a good flavor, but wound up tacky. I used the candy thermometer and followed it to a T. This recipe stuck to my teeth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the same recipe I used as a child. (10 - 12 years old My mother raised us ten kids alone. She would read to us each night after dinner (Little House On the Prairie series; Little Women, etc I would be in the kitchen making pop corn (we would roll up newspaper into cone shape and eat our popcorn from it I would make fudge and run into the living room where mom was reading, with a sample in water when i thought it was ready. Sometimes it wasn't quit ready and it would not set up. When that happened we all took a spoon and scouped it up and ate it off the spoon. It was just as good (I sometime get hungry for that SOFT FUDGE Thanks for the memories ! ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Maybe it was beginners luck, but I had no problem with this recipe. I even used the cold water test instead of a candy thermometer, IT CAN BE DONE! I used a wooden spoon as recommended, along with adding 1/2 cup peanut butter into the mix after cooking. I omitted the pecans, couldn't afford it. The only thing I thought confusing was 'beat until it loses the glossy look'. Well mine never did that but it did sorta thicken, so I just kept beating the crap out of it until I felt like it might pan out. It's delicious, I can't stop eating it (I'm not kidding, I CAN'T). item not reviewed by moderator and published
Its exactly what the recipe says.. Old Fashioned. I learned to make this type of fudge when I was about 10 or 12... I messed up a few times..but each time I made it I learned something .. This recipe is similar to the one my grandmother taught me. If you want an easy milk chocolatey recipe then find a different recipe. If you want a true chocolate fudge recipe that gives you deep, rich, creamy fudge that melts in your moth when you bite into it then read the reviews, there are a couple that explain the soft ball method and how to beat the fudge AFTER cooking it so that your fudge comes out correct. This is a great recipe and works for those who know what they are doing...it is a little bit of an art, but so worth it to learn and pass on to your own children. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For all the "failures" out there this is "Old Time Chocolate Fudge" emphasis on "Old Time...". And it is rated "Intermediate" a word that generally causes me great anxiety. Perhaps the trick to making this particular fudge is to be, well...old! I'm old enough to remember when most of America had never even heard of all the fancy chocolates we bake with today, but every kitchen cupboard had a tin of Hershey's Cocoa in it with this general recipe on the back. When my mother made this chocolate fudge for our family of 7, it was a BIG treat. Her's came out perfect each time without a candy thermometer. Just drop a little into cold water and wait for the ball. No ball, no candy...yet. Came from practice I guess because her's even came out on the most humid Ohio Valley summer evenings. Always intended to get this recipe from her but summers came and went and before I knew it her memory was failing then she was gone. I have been searching for this "old time" friend for years. If you follow Cindy in Parksville, KYs tips it really is simple and inexpensive to make compared to some fudge recipes. I used to make my father-in-law his favorite "Million Dollar Fudge" for Christmas every year. It cost nearly a MILLION dollars to make and isn't as good as this fudge. Thank you so much Paula for the recipe. A simple recipe that created wonderful childhood memories. Isn't that what cooking for family and friends is all about? Members of my family are leaving me now so its nice to be able to pass these recipes down to my grandkids. Next time I'll know where to look first. For Cindy in Parksville, KY, I laughed when I read your review. We made ours just as you explained minus the peanut butter. That was strictly for a peanut butter fudge day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the same recipe I grew up on with just a few adjustments...I added a half stick butter instead of 6 tablespoons and 1/2 cup of peanut butter after the "soft ball" stage (The peanut butter makes it perfect in my opinion). Also, you don't stir fudge once the sugar dissolves and it begins the slow boil.....stirring can cause sugar crystals to form on the sides of the pan and in your fudge which makes it gritty. And I was taught that you only use a wooden spoon to beat the fudge with because it doesn't conduct heat and allows fudge to cool properly as you are beating it. Once fudge has reached the "soft ball" stage I add my butter, peanut butter and vanilla and begin to beat it with the wooden spoon....sometimes this takes quite awhile and lots of patience as I have learned that the weather also plays a part in how fast your fudge sets up. Once the fudge starts to lose the "glossy" look it generally begins to thicken quickly which tells me it is time to pour into my buttered dish!! It took me many years to make this kind of fudge and have it turn out "right".....experience makes a good fudge maker as does any kind of cook. Don't get frustrated just pay attention to the stages and try try again until you get it :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed this recipe exactly and my fudge never set! I think the instructions should have mentioned me detail item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's good but not great...nothing to knock your socks off. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I lost my old fudge recipe I used when my son was young. Now that he is grown and has 2 girls of his own, I looked everywhere for it without any luck. This is very close to it and so, so easy! Thanks Paula for saving the day!! You are the best friend a girl can have! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was there something left out of Paula Deen's recipe? It sure isn't like grandma made once upon a time. It was more like really thick paste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also made this recipe and it turned out horrible. There might be something missing from the recipe but mine came out a gooey mess that I ended up throwing out. However, Paula's "Dummy Fudge" recipe that I found on foodnetwork.com did come out well and is very tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wish I had read reviews first, this is my third batch and i am waiting for it to set, It is doing better this time, I bought a candy Thermometer, won't depend on the cold water test this time. also I used a bigger pan so the mixture wasn't so deep.I really wanted it to turn out, I like the flavor, We shall see. I've made fudge before, my peanute butter fudge comes out everytime. And Heather from Davenport IA, could you please share that fudge recipe with the rest of us.I don't like using recipes that are fussy. I simply don't have the time item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed the recipe completely. Ended up with a pan of goo. We will NEVER watch Paula's show again and will never even consider one of her recipes. Clearly a recipe that was never tested, and some "celebrity chef" tells us to make it, and we do. Thanks for ruining Christmas fudge, Paula. Enjoy your money. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the directions to the letter and it is 4 hrs later and the fudge is still not hard I am very very disappointed. Are you sure it should be evaporated milk and not condensed? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't know what I did wrong! :( I followed the recipe to a tee and it turned out horrible. It was grainy and so thick I couldn't even get it out of the pan. I read the reviews and even took those suggestions but it still didn't come out right. I'm not blaming the recipe at all, I'm sure that its wonderful. Apparently I still have a lot to learn about the art of making fudge. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am surprised by Paula's recipe. I have never had any of her recipes go bad but this one is HORRIBLE. It never set resulting in a gooey mess! It was a total waste of ingredients. After reading the reviews I gather one is to NOT stir. Why didn't Paula tell us? The only thing I can do with this mess is microwave it and use it as a cocoa topping over ice crem. Either that or throw it away. Ugh! item not reviewed by moderator and published
just made this twice and it never set. Food Network, correct this recipe or remove it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just can't have that semi sweet taste! I need the sweet, milk chocolate taste! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the fudge my mom used to make. My mom would only make this fudge, weather depending. It will not set up if there is too much humidity. But I love this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If the recipe doesn't say stir while cooking then don't stir. Also, If this recipe didn't turn out it's probably because you didn't cook it long enough. As soon as it reaches the correct temperature you stop cooking it by taking it off the heat, then add butter, vanilla, and nuts and begin beating. It doesn't have to sit and cool. You beat it till it just begins to get hard (but you're still able to pour). item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can never make fudge come out no matter what I try. This recipe though it came out I love it it is my fudge recipe now that I will always use. Even my mom was impressed and she is the one who can make fudge come out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was the best recipe I have ever made!!! I am not a candy person.. but when I saw you on tv with this one I went copied it and today I decide to make it.. excellent!!!!! thanks for all the tips and the laid back way of cooking it makes you want to try all of the recipes... You the greatest!!! Kathy item not reviewed by moderator and published
worst recipe ever to follow! i used to make fudge with my moms recipe,but i tried this "crazy woman's " recipe because my wife wanted me to. when i 've made fudge in the past, i would take the fudge off the burner and add the butter, vanilla,and nuts ,then let it cool for a little bit before beating it . this crazy paula's recipe said nothing about a waiting period,so i added and then stirred right after taking it off the heat.. never did set up, so i waisted my time and money on this crap of a recipe.... guess i'll stick to my old reliable recipe.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Linc: I ve seen her doing it on TV yesterday. She used the mixer for no more than 10 seconds i think, just to mix it up, and not to beat. I haven't tried this recipe yet, but im going to today, and will sure share the experience. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Humidity, Humidity, Humidity!!!!! Must make any type of candy on days with low or no humidity otherwise it will not set. Also you are to beat the fudge for up to 10 min until candy is thick and no longer glossy. This is true fudge the stuff with the Marshmallow Cream is not homemade. Cecilia item not reviewed by moderator and published
i really wish the recipe had said...don't stir. i stirred and ended up with a mess. even with the beating, it did nothing to improve the texture. love you, paula, but could've used more specific instructions on this one. i'm not a fudge-maker, so this was my first attempt. i will try it again without the stirring. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe itself is good. I followed it to the letter, but since I had never made fudge before, I didn't know how long to beat it once it had cooked. It set very soft, and ended up shiny like a ganache...which is probably what I will be using it as. If someone would write in the comments how long the cooked mixture should be beaten, it would probably serve to help those of us who didn't turn out a good batch. I'm going to try it again, but before I do, I'm going to research how long to beat it before allowing it to set. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I gotta say, some of you must have done something wrong and a bunch of us must have done something right. Overall rating speaks for itself. The low ratings just served to bring down the better ones, so I don't put much into them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great fudge recipe, tastes like my grandma's old fashioned recipe. Turned out great. Those that are having problems, try using only wooden spoon to stir, do not stir while cooking, make fudge on a dry day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really should of read these reviews before I made this. We had to make for my daughters speech class this. So of course a time crunch. I have been making fudge for many years and never had it turn out this bad. This was the first time i made this thought would try something different. I followed it to a T and made two times because I thought i did something wrong and of course I did not. I believe all of you that said it turned out great did something different like cool it or you are just trying to suck up to the cook. I love Paula Deen I even have her pots and pans but the honest truth is that this recipe was not complete and sucked. Luckily I have my own recipe for great fudge and should never of tried something different at the last minute. My daughter was very disappointed with this and it will not be her project we will go with someone elses. And i will always read the reviews now before i make anyones reciepe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is easy and delicious. The people who are saying it didn't turn out or turned out like taffy simply do not know how to make fudge. There is nothing wrong with this recipe,and if you know what you're doing it will turn out every time. I have made this recipe at least 5 times and not once has it not set up for me. Thanks Paula for yet another great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you can't get the fudge to set, it's because you are sturing it while its cooking. You do not touch this while its cooking at all, med heat and let it come to softball, then as it starts to get thick, beat the hell out of it, do it fast, do it hard..Its a great workout... Serously...Get mad at it item not reviewed by moderator and published
Unfortunately, I had the same problem as everyone else.. My fudge did not set.. It was almost like a soup.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Me and my son made it at Thanksgiving, and it didn't turn out right we followed the directions just like Paula says and it didn't turn out right. And I have made it like 2 times before and it still didn't turn out right. I have found another recipe. I haven't tried it just yet but from the looks of it the recipe may be a lot better then Paula's. No offense to Paula though I love her show(s).Maybe this recipe below will maybe help also.... Ingredients * 2 cups sugar * 3/4 cup milk * 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, cut up * 1 teaspoon light-colored corn syrup * 1 teaspoon vanilla * 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) * 2 tablespoons butter Directions 1. Line a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Butter foil; set pan aside. 2. Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan. In saucepan combine sugar, milk, chocolate, and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, stirring frequently, until thermometer registers 234 degrees F, soft-ball stage (20 to 25 minutes). 3. Remove saucepan from heat. Add butter and vanilla, but do not stir. Cool, without stirring, to 110 degrees F (about 55 minutes). 4. Remove thermometer from saucepan. Beat mixture vigorously with a wooden spoon until fudge just begins to thicken. If desired, add nuts. Continue beating until the fudge becomes very thick and just starts to lose its gloss (about 10 minutes total). 5. Immediately spread fudge in the prepared pan. Score into squares while warm. When fudge is firm, use foil to lift it out of pan. Cut fudge into squares. Store tightly covered. Makes about 1-1/4 pounds (32 pieces). item not reviewed by moderator and published
cooked too 237f on candy thermometer, followed recipe, needs to be rewritten! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried 3 different fudge recipes from 3 different chefs from the Food Network site and all were disappointing until Paula's old time recipe. I made it as Christmas presents this year and sent to all the relatives with fabulous reviews. Critical not rush it and make sure it reaches the soft ball stage. Then make sure you don't skimp on the stirring before putting in the pan. Sets up beautifully, glossy, smooth, and creamy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this fudge on my night off and with little time to make anything I wanted to make fudge for family . The peanutbutter fudge came out great. This chocolate fudge came out like frosting. Very disappointing.Needless to say, no fudge for Chistmas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved it and it was easy for my 6 year old to help me make! Great recipe~ item not reviewed by moderator and published
Two different people tried to make this fudge and it turned out horrible each time. I left the knife sitting in the fudge and it started to disappear like quicksand. Not only does this fudge not set and "Work fast, as mixture thickens quickly" is an error, it doesn't even taste good soft. Total waste of time!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
There are fudge recipes that do not require cooking.This is what its name indicates: an "old time chocolate fudge' recipe:. And it is a good one, Making candy or bakery recipes requires being precise in the measurements, cooking temperatures, and cooking instructions For the cooks who have come along since those of us who were cooking way back in the 50's,the term "cook to a soft ball stage" may seem unclear,but a candy thermometer is dependable, handy to have and forever solves that question item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with others that have posted this is a poorly written recipe. I love Paula's cooking in general BUT this did not set up. I probably didn't cook it long enough after reading some of the positive reviews BUT if it had better instructions such as cooking times, it might have turned out better. I'm going to look for another cook's fudge AND read reviews before I make it. Shame on me too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had the same problem! I tried this twice and came out with tootsie rolls! I followed every step, and it just didn't work. item not reviewed by moderator and published
what does it mean when it says a small drop forms a soft ball ?? does that mean that the chocolate is to form a ball in the water?? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not sure if I didn ot cook it right or if it is this recipe. My fudge turned out like chocolate taffy. It tasted good and would be good warmed up and served w/ ice cream. But it is not fudge. I used a candy thermometer too..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe was very easy to make and the consistency of the fudge was quite good, but the fudge lacked the rich fudgy/chocolate flavor associated with fudge. This fudge was rather bland tasting - it tasted more like chocolate cake than fudge. Quite diappointing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made fudge every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas for over 30 years. I have used several different recipes and all have come out very well, until this one. There has to be something missing from the ingredients in this recipe. When I started to cut it in squares, it just crumbled. The taste was like chocolate and sugar, texture was gritty, and it completely lacked the creamy texture of any other fudge recipe I've ever used before. Last year I used one of Emeril's fudge recipes and it was fantastic. I'll be using his recipe from now on because this Old Time Fudge recipe was an Old Time Failure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've tried this recipe a couple of times and each time it comes out like chocolate taffy instead of fudge. Paul Dean leaves out specific instructions and makes it sound like you just dump it, heat it to the temperature stated, then take off stove, add butter, vanilla, nuts and that's it. Fudge can be very difficult so this is not the best recipe since it does not harden like fudge but more like a soft taffy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm an amateur fudge maker, but have made a few batches with moderate success, and decided to give this recipe a whirl, despite the mixed reviews. I altered the recipe slightly in that I let the fudge cool to 120 degrees F before beating in the butter and vanilla, as I was afraid it wouldn't set otherwise. This seemed to work well, although my batch came out a bit grainy. (Could I have over-beat it?) Speaking for those starting out in candy making, this was not the clearest recipe, but if you can get it to work, the results are DELICIOUS. Thank you, Paula, I'm sure my boyfriend will be thrilled. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is good if you have made fudge before and know the basic steps, but not a good recipe for first-timers to fudge. If you had trouble with this one, check out Alton's chocolate fudge recipe. It is also pretty good, and it describes more of the steps you have to take to make the fudge set up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is supposed to be an easy recipe so why don't you write it like one? This recipe is pooly written and seems to lack alot of info so pull it off the site! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this receipe! Perfect, we made 5 receipes this Christmas. Very creamy & shiny. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love ur cooking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After slaving over the stove for half an hour, and following the directions to a T, the fudge never set up. My 4 year old son made it with me and was so bummed that our fudge was a bowl full of mush. This recipe needs to be altered or removed so no one else wastes time and ingredients on this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't know how anyone who used this recipe turned out well. It doesn't specify how long to cook over stove-top AND what is the "form a soft ball in cold water" advice?? Was it supposed to float? I didn't understand at all. Not only was that confusing but also didn't specify how long to mix or beat or stir (didn't know that either) the fudge after cooking! What a joke! I was so disappointed. I made two batches and they both turned out like slop. This recipe needs to be removed. Paula should be ashamed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I remember my mom making this fudge while growing up. WHEN, it worked it was delicous! She had trouble with it too. This recipe is very tempermental. I made it twice, once it was great, once it didn't set up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
how could you possible put this if you have so many other good things!!!!!!!!!!UCK item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best fudge i ever made by Paula Deens recipe. Luv it, luv it, luv it!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best fudge I have ever tasted. I make it all the time for friends and family. It turns out perfect every time!! It is like the old Hersheys fudge I used to try and fail most times. Thank you Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very easy and turned out perfectly smooth. It set up in a buttered dish on the counter-not the fridge. I went exactly by the recipe. I think next time I may add a little more cocoa for a more chocolate flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i find this recipe for fudge very easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very tasty just how I imagined I luv pualas cookin her recipes r the best item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried to follow the recipe and the fudge did not turn out. At first, I thought I made some mistake but later found the recipe given is missing an important step. After the fudge is heated to the required temperature and removed from the heat the mixture should be allowed to cool after adding the butter without stirring. I should be cooled to 120 degrees fahrenheit. Then the mixture should be beaten and stirred. I followed the directions give and these steps were ommitted resulting in fudge that never hardened. It remained mushy and too soft. It remained the consistency the of icing. It was supposed to harden and it never hardened. I looked at other fudge recipes and found that this is the missing step. I have a candy thermometer and followed every step as given. So, this recipe was a waste of time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I remember when I was just a little girl (30 yrs ago) my mom used to make this fudge & pop popcorn then curl up on the couch to a good movie. This is the only fudge that I will ever make plus I love the texture. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mom used to make fudge every Christmas. I saw you make it and it looked just like it, I made it this Christmas and everyone loved it. I couldnt find bakers sugar so i just grinded mine and it was perfect every time, and Paula I dont do candy!!!..Love ya!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Have tried this and the one from Emeril, never sets up and after reading the reviews I see I am not the only one that had the same problem. My older sister use to make fudge and it would sit up in the pan before she could get it poured into the plate. I have done everything as it was written, but it will not sit up. Always have to eat it with a spoon. Is it the humidity? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have attempted this recipe now three times....I think the flavor is good which is why I keep trying. 1.first time...too grainy....I didn't mix it enough.2.second time I had remembered reading that you mi untill the gloss is gone so I tried that 3.third time, I mixed in my Stand mixer I think Forever and finally gave up went ahead and poured it into the pan and it isn't going to happen. I did notice that the HUGE sweet flavor gets mellow the longer it is mixed. What should I try now? I used a candy thermometer, real butter I measure precisely. I am so frustrated I can't get this down. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best I have ever had! Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one whose fudge came out gooie after two tries. So is the recipie wrong? Do you use sweetened condenced milk instead of evaporated? Do you not stir while boiling? Do you let it cool after adding butter & vanilla before beating? I used a candy thermometer. What went wrong? It does have a good taste & mine wasn't grainy with sugar. Sure would like to make it and have it to set right. I'm sure it would be good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
loved it!!!!! it is wonderful and so easy to make..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had never made fudge before and this is a winner. It is simple and taste really great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never thought I would find a easy recipe that taste as good as granny's. I loved this so much that I make it every weekend for my children and friends. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This fudge turned out just how I expected!! Even better the recipe is really easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the fudge is easy to prepare with a smooth consistency. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The first time I made it, it didn't come out right, because of user error. All other times have come out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make and tastes out of this world. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the easiest Fudge I have ever made... and it was so GOOOOOD... thank you Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great,easy fudge that turns out item not reviewed by moderator and published
For all the negative reviews I bet these cooks have not made a lot of candy in their time. Unless you know how to make candy fudge is one candy that can be tricky. If you no what you are doing it will come out every time. Never make candy on cloudy or rainy day. Always use thermometer. Use exact measurement. Never double a recipe. Trust me this is a great fudge just be sure you know what you are doing. Some reviews complained about the instructions. Again if you are a seasoned cook or baker you really only need the ingredients and you know what to do from there!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OLD FASHION FUDGE BUTTERY FINGERS OLD TIMECHOCOLATE FUDGE ALL OF THEM WERE GREAT THANKS TO PAULA DEAN item not reviewed by moderator and published
taste is good, nice and creamy item not reviewed by moderator and published
This fudge is so easy to make and the taste reminds me of the fudge topping on a hot fudge sundae, just like Moms!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This fudge didn't set up all the way with candy thermometer, and it tasted had the consistancy of sugar on the inside of it, I didn't care for this fudge. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had been looking for this recipe quite awhile. I was thrilled to find it. My grandmother use to make it and I loved it. This is wonderful fudge. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Did you add the vanilla too soon? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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