Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Mercedes Maldonado


1 ½ teaspoons and ¼ cup butter, divided

3 cups of sugar

⅔ cups of baking soda

⅛ tablespoon of salt

1 ½ cups of whole milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract



   The holidays are coming up and everyone is baking their favorite holiday treats! Some are making cookies. Others are making cakes and cupcakes and other delicious treats. However, if you don’t know what you want to make or have run out of ideas try this recipe for chocolate fudge from Taste of Home. 

   When you first get started you want to line an 8 inch square pan with foil and grease the foil with 1 ½ teaspoons of butter then set the pan aside for later. Next dump the sugar, cocoa, and salt into a heavy saucepan. Then stir the milk into the saucepan until smooth. Next bring it to a rapid boil over medium heat stirring constantly. 

   After that you want to cook until a candy thermometer reads 234° or the soft-ball stage without stirring. Next remove the saucepan from the heat and insert the vanilla and remaining butter without stirring. Don’t stir the vanilla and remaining butter. 

  Then you should let the pan cool for about 5 minutes until it reaches 110°. Then you want to beat with a spoon until the fudge thickens and begins to lose the gloss. 

   Once you’ve finished that you want to immediately spread into the prepared 8 inch pan and let it cool. Using the foil in the pan, lift the fudge out of the pan and cut the chocolate up into squares or however you would like. Finally you can say goodbye to the foil and hello to the chocolate fudge. Now you’ve made a delicious treat for the holidays and can enjoy!