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Classic Fudge from Scratch Recipe

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I have a sweet tooth and I will readily admit that fudge is one of my favorite indulgences. This rich, smooth recipe is the best of both world between a brownie and fudge with the taste of brownie batter and the texture of fudge. Add in your favorite mix-in, like crushed peppermint candy canes, for a simple holiday treat everyone will love.

Classic Fudge from Scratch Recipe

So easy to make, just 5 ingredients to make this from scratch classic fudge recipe! Turn it into a peppermint fudge by crushing up candy canes for a festive holiday treat.

Prep Time: 20 minutes                 Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (with cool time)

Ingredients: 

  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cup Dairy Pure whole milk
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, plus extra to grease your pan
  • 1.5 tablespoons vanilla
  • Optional: Mix-ins like crushed candy canes, nuts, or cranberries.

So easy to make, just 5 ingredients to make this from scratch classic fudge recipe! Turn it into a peppermint fudge by crushing up candy canes for a festive holiday treat.

Directions: 

Combine sugar and cocoa in a cool pot. Whisk in milk until just blended. Turn on the stove to a medium-low heat. Bring your mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Butter an 8×8 baking dish. Use a candy thermometer to check when your fudge is ready. It should reach 235°F or soft ball stage. When done, remove fudge from heat.

Mix in butter and vanilla. If you plan to use any extra mix-ins, add them now. I like to add crushed candy canes as it makes for a really festive holiday fudge.

So easy to make, just 5 ingredients to make this from scratch classic fudge recipe! Turn it into a peppermint fudge by crushing up candy canes for a festive holiday treat.

Place your pot in a sink of cool water, making sure to not get any water inside the pot. This will quickly cool down your mixture. Continue to stir the fudge until it has cooled significantly, but is still pour-able.

Pour your fudge mixture into your baking dish and allow the mixture to cool completely. Cut and serve.

So easy to make, just 5 ingredients to make this from scratch classic fudge recipe! Turn it into a peppermint fudge by crushing up candy canes for a festive holiday treat.

When you are preparing your fudge from scratch, it’s important to use quality ingredient that will make your fudge really impress. You can start your recipe right by choosing milk sourced by a local dairy! Dairy Pure milk delivers milk backed by a 5 point purity promise that is sourced by local dairy’s and stocked nationwide supporting each area’s local dairy suppliers. Dairy Pure is the only milk brand with a purity promise that ensures you get the quality you are seeking. Take the time to Learn more about DairyPure!

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  1. No artificial growth hormones*
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*No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from cows treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST and non‐rbST‐treated cows.

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Shirley Wood

Sunday 3rd of January 2016

YUM! I hope you have had a wonderful holiday season! Thanks for partying with us at Merry Monday. Our first party of 2016 begins tonight, can’t wait to see what’s new!

Pauline Molinari

Tuesday 15th of December 2015

Yum - this fudge looks so festive and delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe on the Monday Funday Party!

Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations

Saturday 12th of December 2015

OHHHH. This is perfection. I am going to make this, you got me!

Jesica H

Saturday 12th of December 2015

My mother in law makes the best fudge! This looks similar to her recipe! Yum!

OurFamilyWorld

Saturday 12th of December 2015

The peppermint fudge looks so yummy! My kids will gobble this up fast.

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