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Back in Time Fudge


They say not to mess with perfection, which is why some of the best recipes for fudge are the ones that have lasted for generations. This Back in Time Fudge is a classic fudge recipe that will make your mouth water just looking at it! With simple flavors and a rich chocolaty taste, this easy fudge recipe tops our list of the best chocolate dessert recipes ever. You can't beat a treat as decadent and simple to make as this!

  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Mix milk and cocoa in pan over low heat until cocoa is dissolved.
  2. Add sugar, salt and cream of tartar. Cook and stir over medium heat till soft ball stage.
  3. Remove from heat. Add 2-3 tablespoons of butter or margarine. Let cool until butter is melted (or a little longer if you want). Add vanilla. Beat with electric mixer until it starts to set up.
  4. Pour into buttered pan and let cool.


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Aug 7, 2014

This is the recipe for fudge that has been on the Hershey Cocoa can for decades, and I've always preferred it. Yes, it is a little grainy sugary, but yummy.


Apr 22, 2014

I have been hunting for an old recipe for fudge that has sort of a grainy (sugary) texture. Would this be the one? My grandmother used to make it....and it would almost dissolve in your mouth ! It was so wonderful!


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Nov 24, 2013

The soft ball stage is a temp between 235 and 240 degrees. You cook the mixture until it reaches this temp range on an instant read or candy thermometer or drop a few drops of the hot mixture into cold-room temp water and when the drops cool, they are still soft and pliable.


Aug 11, 2013

why do so many of your recipes not have pictures to go with them?


Aug 7, 2013

What is "soft ball stage"?


Dec 25, 2012

I will assume to use an 8" x 8" sized pan. I love this site but pan sizes are often omitted in the recipes.


Mar 5, 2012

It's best to use evaporated milk rather than regular milk.


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