Chocolate Fudge

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

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 64

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

Substitute 2 cups packed brown sugar for 2 cups of the granulated sugar and omit the chocolate.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
20mg
20%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
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.