fudge…the good stuff…

I have to say, my husband makes GREAT fudge.

he makes the BEST fudge

Yes, that’s a fudge smudge on his lip. And, yes, I did hug him. Several times. 🙂

Here’s his recipe for homemade, from scratch fudge.


2/3 cup cocoa
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup milk

6 T butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract

In a sauce pan (DH uses a 3 quart straight sided one) combine the cocoa and sugar. DH says complete and thorough mixing at this point is key to good fudge. He uses a kitchamajig to combine the ingredients.

sugar and cocoa mixing the ingredients

After mixing, add the milk in small amounts and mix together after each addition. If you add the milk all at once you will have lumps of cocoa.

mixing the ingredients making fudge

Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to boil. After boiling starts, do not mix anymore. Heat to soft ball stage (234 degrees F, 112.2 C).

homemade fudge homemade fudge

When the fudge comes to the soft ball stage, remove from heat, and add the butter, then the vanilla.

add the butter vanilla's next

Butter a pan for the fudge. We use a 8 1/2″ by 7″ pyrex bakeware pan.


Let the mixture cool to about 170 degrees F then begin stirring vigorously for about 2 minutes. The sheen of the mixture will become somewhat dull when ready. If it starts to harden put it in the pan earlier.

stir and stir and stir

ooooo, yummy!

wanna bite?

Oh, so good!



  1. Posted September 3, 2009 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    This looks amazing! I”m a chocoholic and fudge is one of my faves!

  2. Hilary
    Posted June 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Hi,I was just wondering what kind of cocoa you use?Is it just the plain baking powdered cocoa?

  3. Posted June 8, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Yes, Hilary. Powdered cocoa. ~~Rhonda

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