Grandma's Fudge Sauce Recipe -
Grandma's Fudge Sauce Recipe
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Grandma's Fudge Sauce

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"Grew up with this basic recipe and, for me, it is still one of the best."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Melt the chocolate and butter in a heavy pot over low heat, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in the sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and evaporated milk. Cook and stir until the mixture is thickened, 5 to 7 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 10, 2011

This has been my go-to fudge sauce for years. Never fails to turn out the creamiest sauce EVER. If you follow the instructions, you can't fail. NOTE: If you want flavored chocolate, other extracts can be added in place of the vanilla. Peppermint extract is a nice addition.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 08, 2014

Good flavor but a bit on the gritty side. Maybe try powdered sugar next time.


12 Ratings

Sep 20, 2012

Great recipe! This is what I did different: Used only 2 1/2 cups sugar, and only about 3/4 the can of evap. milk. Also I alternated adding the sugar and milk into the pan, it kept the thickness more even. Thanks for the recipe!

Dec 10, 2011

I saw this on the new recipes page, and I decided to try it. I thought this tasted good, especially for using fairly common cubard staples. I used the calculate button and made 2 servings, which ended up being easily like 4-5 servings. I only had semi-sweet 1 oz squares and just used that and regular milk. The key to these type of fudge sauces is to make sure to never cook them above low, as suggested, the entire time. On my stove that is button 3 typically. Temperatures above that will turn the sugar/sauce gritty. Tastes good with just a little on some vanilla ice cream. On the ice cream it also thickens up, and strangely tastes a little less overly sweet.

Dec 09, 2011

It is very easy ours turned out, soft and smooth! Thank you so much!

Mar 26, 2013

Great hot fudge sauce. It took mine longer than 7 minutes to thicken enough though.

Mar 22, 2013

I made this recipe for a group of ladies and I was totally pleased with the results. It was a very creamy, smooth chocolate chocolate sauce. It headed up very well and was wonderful over ice cream. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It was exactly what I was looking for.

Jul 19, 2013

This recipe has everything you could want. It is made with ingredients readily available in your pantry, it has a wonderful chocolate flavor, and has a beautifully smooth and glossy finish.


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  • Calories
  • 527 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 84 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 22.4 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 281 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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