Old Time Chocolate Fudge

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 36 pieces
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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


  1. 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.