Home for the Holidays: Dad's Killer Fudge Recipe

Published: Dec. 26, 2017 at 4:53 PM EST
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"Dad's Killer Fudge Recipe"

What's the holiday season without some sweet? Jim Howard highly recommends this fudge recipe handed down by his own father, but warns you that this recipe may frustrate you! Jim says to be patient and take notes on what works. Once you nail it, it's well worth the time and effort!


3 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups milk

1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

2/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa


Mix milk, sugar, cocoa and salt in large saucepan.

Cook over low heat until mixture hits 234 degrees on candy thermometer or soft ball forms in cold water (crack test)

Remove from heat. Add the butter and vanilla to not mix. Allow mixture to sit until it reaches room temp.

Whip fudge with wooden spoon until it just starts to thicken up (usually 5 to 10 minutes).

Quickly poor into square pan or round pie dish.

Allow fudge to cool and harden...cut into pieces.