Rich Cocoa Fudge

Rich Cocoa Fudge


"Variations: Nutty Rich Cocoa Fudge: Beat cooked fudge as directed. Immediately stir in 1 cup chopped almonds, pecans or walnuts and spread quickly into prepared pan. Marshmallow-Nut Cocoa Fudge: Increase cocoa to 3/4 cup. Cook fudge as directed. Add 1 cup marshmallow creme with butter and vanilla. Do not stir. Cool to 110 F (lukewarm). Beat 8 minutes; stir in 1 cup chopped nuts. Pour into prepared pan. (Fudge does not set until poured into pan.)"
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servings 87 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 87 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 18g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 21 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Line 8-or 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Butter foil.
  2. Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in heavy 4-quart saucepan; stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to full rolling boil. Boil, without stirring, until mixture reaches 234 degrees F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water, forms a soft ball which flattens when removed from water. (Bulb of candy thermometer should not rest on bottom of saucepan.)
  3. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. DO NOT STIR. Cool at room temperature to 110 degrees F (lukewarm). Beat with wooden spoon until fudge thickens and just begins to lose some of its gloss. Quickly spread into prepared pan; cool completely. Cut into squares. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.
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  1. 60 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

This is the only recipe I use. Used it for 30 years, Mom used it before that! That marshmallow stuff is just chocolate candy - this is real fudge. Hints to newcomers: Only stir until it comes...

Most helpful critical review

I have tried this recipe twice and both times ended up with fudge resembling a sandy hockey puck. Initially, it boils high almost to the top of the pot then drops as it reaches 234F. No proble...

This is the only recipe I use. Used it for 30 years, Mom used it before that! That marshmallow stuff is just chocolate candy - this is real fudge. Hints to newcomers: Only stir until it comes...

This recipe truly does bring me back! My mother would make this for us kids....when we were good that is! I know that some people have a difficult time getting it to set, but it is really not ...

Oh So Yummy! Wasn't hard and doesn't take a pro to make this. Just follow the directions and you'll be fine. Mello 57 who rated this low said hers didn't come out..well she stirred and stirre...

GREAT RECIPE!!!!!!!!!!!! This fudge is excellent! It came out perfect the first time I made it. I'll be sure to make this many times, everyone loved it. After the fudge cooled, I made a mint cr...

I had never made fudge before and it seemed very scary, but it turned out excellent! It was very easy and didn't take long at all. I didn't even buy the candy thermometer. I just used the cold w...

Melt in your mouth fudge!!! I would not recommend a begining fudge maker try this recipe for a crowd until they make it a few times. It is sensitive but if you follow the directions exactly it...

Old family favorite that never lasts long. For those of you who can't get it to must follow the directions to a "T". I always use a candy thermometer, and make sure when you remove it f...

This is the fudge recipe my mother always used. When I lost track of the recipe I was disappointed. It is great fudge. Thank you

This is the recipe that was once printed on the Hershey cocoa tin. It is the best tasting chocolate fudge I have had. I also prefer the texture of this to those ubiquitous, ultra_creamy recipes...