Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Fudge

Good old-fashioned fudge! It'll take care of your sweet tooth and chocolate cravings all at once.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Makes

64

candies

4
cups sugar
1 1/3
cups milk or half-and-half
1/4
cup corn syrup
1/4
teaspoon salt
4
oz unsweetened baking chocolate or 2/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/4
cup butter or margarine
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
cup coarsely chopped nuts, if desired
  1. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with butter.
  2. In 3-quart saucepan, cook sugar, milk, corn syrup, salt and chocolate over medium heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and sugar is dissolved. Cook, stirring occasionally, to 234°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from water; remove from heat. Stir in butter.
  3. Cool mixture without stirring to 120°F, about 1 hour. (Bottom of saucepan will be lukewarm.) Add vanilla. Beat vigorously and continuously 5 to 10 minutes, using wooden spoon, until mixture is thick and no longer glossy. (Mixture will hold its shape when dropped from a spoon.)
  4. Quickly stir in nuts. Spread in pan. Let stand about 1 hour or until firm. Cut into 1-inch squares.
Makes 64 candies
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Variation
Substitute 2 cups packed brown sugar for 2 cups of the granulated sugar and omit the chocolate.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Candy)
  • Calories 70
    • (Calories from Fat 15),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 20mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 13g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.