Friday, June 14, 2013

Grandma's Old Fashioned Fudge

3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
7 teaspoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 

In large saucepan, combine sugar, milk, and cocoa.  Mix well.  

Over medium heat, cook until fudge makes a soft ball.  
Stirring occasionally.  

To test the soft ball stage the way my grandmother did, drop a small amount of the fudge into a cup of cold water.  If the fudge forms a soft ball, remove the saucepan from the heat. 

Add butter and vanilla.  Beat until fudge slightly thickens.  

Pour onto a buttered plate.  Cool.  Cut into squares.

Some people like a fudge with a soft texture.  I like mine firm like candy.  My mom adds 2 tablespoons of peanut butter to the recipe at the same time she adds the butter and vanilla.  It makes a delicious peanut butter fudge.

My mom and my niece Miley.

This is my favorite fudge recipe!  Growing up, we would have it with popcorn in front of the TV watching a family friendly movie.  I have been at home for the last couple of weeks.  We rented a DVD and my mom made this fudge.  It brought back so many happy memories!

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1 comment:

  1. You can never go wrong with good fudge. I think peanut butter and fudge are definitely a perfect pairing. Thanks for sharing.