Grandmothers Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge
This recipe for fudge candy for Grandmothers Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge is one of the easiest fudge recipes you will try. With simple ingredients like white sugar, cocoa, butter and whole milk, you most likely have all the ingredients you need already in your pantry. To make this recipe for fudge candy, you will want to have a candy thermometer and springform pan. The candy thermometer or sugar thermometer is a cooking thermometer that is used to help measure the temperature and the stage of a cooking sugar solution. There are a variety of candy thermometers available from traditional liquid thermometers, coil spring or dial thermometers, and digital thermometers. Digital candy thermometers typically read the temperature more quickly and accurately, and some models even have an alarm when the thermometer hits a certain temperature. The use of the springform pan in this recipe for fudge candy helps to make removing the fudge that much easier, especially when you use some parchment paper inside of the springform pan along with greasing it with butter.
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2 cups granulated white sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup whole milk
4 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Tools: A candy thermometer
6 or 7 inch springform pan
Prepare a 6 inch or 7 inch springform pan.
Cut a circle piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pan.
Grease the bottom and sides of the springform pan with butter.
Grease the bottom and sides of a cooking sauce pan.
*Please note that when you are cooking the fudge it gets extremely hot so be careful not to splash any on your skin.
*Please note that once the ingredients start to boil, the mixture will rise up the sides of the pan and could boil over if the pot is too small, so we suggest a large deep pot.
In your greased sauce pan use a whisk to combine the sugar, cocoa powder and milk .
Place the pan on the stovetop over medium then high heat and continue to whisk.
Bring to a boil stirring constantly.
Once it has come to the boiling point, reduce the heat to simmer, carefully place the candy thermometer into the mixture and do not stir again.
When the mixture hits 238 degrees F (114 degrees C) the mixture is ready to pour out of the pot into a mixing bowl.
Add the butter and vanilla and mix with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until the fudge looses its shine.
Pour the mixture into the prepared springform pan. Scrape the bowl clean with a spatula.
Put the fudge into the refrigerator to cool.
Once cooled, remove the springform pan, transfer to a cutting board and cut the fudge into small bite sized pieces.
Stores well in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Tip * We used a springform pan because it makes it so easy to remove the fudge. If you are using a cake pan, we would suggest cutting parchment paper that will also go up the sides of the pan, plus greasing it with butter.
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Nutrition Facts for: Old Fashioned Fudge from Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: White sugar, cocoa powder, whole milk, butter, pure vanilla extract.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 24 servings* Per Serving Calories 90, Calories from Fat 22, Total Fat 2.5g 4%, Saturated Fat 1.6g 8%, Cholesterol 6mg 2%, Sodium 18mg 1%, Potassium 60mg 2%, Carbohydrates 18.1g 6%, Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%, Sugars 17.3g, Protein 0.7g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 2%
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