Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge

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Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge, this is the best, creamiest chocolate fudge, made the old fashioned way. The perfect Homemade Chocolate Candy.


  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa (unsweetened good quality)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter* (I use salted) (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

*if you use unsalted butter then increase the salt to 1/4 teaspoon.


  • Line an 8 inch square pan with buttered parchment paper.
  • In a medium heavy saucepan stir together sugar, cocoa and salt, then add the milk and stir with a wooden spoon (not a whisk or metal spoon).
  • Cook over medium heat stirring continuously until mixture starts to boil (a strong boil), approximately 15 minutes.
  • Turn heat to low medium and continue to cook without stirring until temperature reaches 234 °F (112C)  Approximately 30 minutes.
  • Remove pot from heat, add the butter and vanilla.  Do not stir.  Cool to room temperature (110°F/43C), approximately 30 minutes.  Then beat with a wooden spoon just until mixture begins to lose some of it’s gloss (approximately 6-8 minutes).
  • Then spread quickly in prepared cake pan and let cool completely, even overnight (at room temperature).   Cut into squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • You can also freeze the fudge in a double bag, well wrapped.  Freeze either in pieces or the whole slab.  Can be frozen up to 3 months.  Keeps in an airtight container for approximately 2 weeks or in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.  Enjoy!


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 67mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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