Old Time Chocolate Fudge

Total Time:
30 min
10 min
20 min

36 pieces

  • 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

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
Did you add the vanilla too soon? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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