Watch Cooking Channel

How to Make Fudge

How to Make Fudge

Addiction warning: I can’t stop eating this fudge! I’ve been giving away bags of it to anyone I meet, just to keep from eating the whole batch. I like chocolate fudge with all kinds of stuff in it, especially nuts, but my boys are purists and just want uninterrupted chocolate.

This recipe is made by boiling down evaporated milk until it reaches just the right temperature and poured over really high quality chocolate. No marshmallow fluff! I’ve done those recipes as well, but I like the texture of this better and the flavor is more intense and not as sweet. It requires a candy thermometer, but don’t let that scare you, it is really very simple

Chocolate Fudge

Makes: 36 bars
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours
Level: Easy, with a few steps

1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
3 cups sugar
1 pound bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 to 3 tablespoons half-and-half
1 cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted and optional

How to Make Fudge

Prepare a 13-by-9-inch baking pan with foil and a sheet parchment. Spray the parchment with a very light coat of oil.

How to Make Fudge

In a large sauce pot, fitted with a candy thermometer, whisk together the evaporated milk and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the mixture reaches 234 degrees F. Stir occasionally and be sure to get the milk that is behind the thermometer. This may take between 10 to 20 minutes.

How to Make Fudge

While the milk mixture is cooking place the chocolate and butter in a large bowl.

How to Make Fudge

Pour the hot mixture over the chocolate and whisk right away with an egg whisk, which is more open and will not clog up with the thick fudge. (If the milk mixture looks as though it has any lumps in it then strain it over the top of the chocolate. If it looks smooth then don’t bother.) Whisk in the vanilla.

How to Make Fudge

If your fudge looks as though it has seized (looks grainy, not smooth)…

How to Make Fudge

Add a tablespoon of the half-and-half and whisk in. Keep adding and whisking after each tablespoon of half-and-half until the fudge is smooth.

How to Make Fudge

In the end it should look shiny and smooth. (Add the nuts now if you want them throughout the fudge.)

How to Make Fudge

Spread into the prepared pan using a spatula. Make sure it is spread evenly.

How to Make Fudge

How to Make Fudge

I kept part of the batch pure chocolate fudge and press the nuts on top of the other half of the pan before refrigerating it. Place it, uncovered, in the fridge until it is well cooled and set.

How to Make Fudge

Once it is set, cover with plastic and return to refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

How to Make Fudge

Flip the fudge over, remove the parchment, and invert onto a cutting board. Using a sharp knife dipped in a pitcher of hot water, you will trim the edges and then cut into squares. I cut mine into 6 strips on the short end and 6 strips on the long end to make 36 pieces.

Enjoy and be sure to have lots of help to eat these treats. They make wonderful gifts to your family, friends and neighbors.

Get the printable recipe here.

More Recipes from Zoë:

Zoë François, author of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day and Artisan Pizza and Flatbreads in Five Minutes a Day, studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. She now calls Minneapolis her home, where she has worked with some of the top talent in the culinary world — Steven Brown, Andrew Zimmern and many chefs at the D’Amico company. In addition to writing, Zoë teaches baking classes and consults at restaurants. You can find her writing and recipe creations on Devour, on her baking blog, zoebakes.com and on the site, www.breadin5.com.

Tags:

Comments (4072)

  1. Metabolism Boosters posted 12/10/2012

    Metabolism Boosters…

    [...]check beneath, are some entirely unrelated websites to ours, even so, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  2. click here posted 12/10/2012

    Third Flower…

    My wife and that i have already been now delighted that Albert could perform his scientific tests due to the strategies he had through your web page. It is actually once in a while perplexing to only constantly be freely giving ways which some individu…

  3. download raiderz hack posted 12/10/2012

    Websites we think you should visit…

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]……

  4. personal loan posted 12/10/2012

    personal loan…

    [...]always a significant fan of linking to bloggers that I adore but do not get lots of link love from[...]…

  5. guardare porno gratis posted 12/10/2012

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  6. buy ephedra posted 12/10/2012

    buy ephedra…

    [...]we prefer to honor several other net web-sites around the net, even when they aren?t linked to us, by linking to them. Beneath are some webpages worth checking out[...]…

  7. zeo posted 12/10/2012

    zeo…

    [...]please pay a visit to the web-sites we stick to, which includes this one particular, because it represents our picks from the web[...]…

  8. discount wedding dresses posted 12/10/2012

    Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  9. Texte umschreiben posted 12/10/2012

    Texte umschreiben lassen…

    [...] Software und sparen Sie dadurch wertvolle Zeit und erzielen Sie ganz nebenbei signifikante Optimierungen Ihrer Positionierung in den Suchergebnissen. Wie [...]…

  10. QSFP cable posted 12/11/2012

    QSFP cable…

    [...]Here is an excellent Blog You may Uncover Intriguing that we Encourage You[...]…

  11. Herbal Incence posted 12/11/2012

    Recent Blogroll Additions……

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]……

  12. Terry Brival posted 12/11/2012

    Terry Brival…

    [...]that would be the finish of this post. Here you?ll locate some internet sites that we feel you?ll value, just click the links over[...]…

  13. lenjerie intima posted 12/11/2012

    lenjerie intima…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a number of unrelated data, nevertheless genuinely worth taking a search, whoa did a single learn about Mid East has got extra problerms at the same time [...]…

  14. Pay Day Loans posted 12/11/2012

    Pay Day Loans…

    [...]although internet websites we backlink to below are considerably not connected to ours, we feel they may be in fact really worth a go by means of, so have a look[...]…

  15. Construtoras em Sorocaba posted 12/11/2012

    Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]……

  16. Recent Blogroll Additions……

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]……

  17. jeux ligne posted 12/12/2012

    Superb website…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  18. Gebrauchtwagen verkaufen posted 12/12/2012

    Recent Blogroll Additions……

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]……

  19. Tn Requin Pas Cher posted 12/12/2012

    Tn Requin Pas Cher…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated data, nevertheless really really worth taking a look, whoa did 1 find out about Mid East has got extra problerms also [...]…

  20. zigarren online kaufen posted 12/12/2012

    Websites we think you should visit…

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]……

  21. videosporno posted 12/12/2012

    videosporno…

    [...]please visit the web sites we stick to, like this a single, as it represents our picks from the web[...]…

  22. medical Internet marketing posted 12/12/2012

    Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  23. amfora hvar posted 12/12/2012

    amfora hvar…

    [...]very handful of web-sites that occur to become in depth below, from our point of view are undoubtedly nicely worth checking out[...]…

  24. jocuri posted 12/12/2012

    jocuri…

    [...]below you will uncover the link to some web pages that we assume you must visit[...]…

  25. noticias cristianas posted 12/12/2012

    noticias cristianas…

    [...]Here are a number of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]…

  26. Vigrx Plus posted 12/12/2012

    Vigrx Plus…

    [...]just beneath, are various entirely not connected sites to ours, having said that, they are certainly worth going over[...]…

  27. gitar harga posted 12/12/2012

    gitar harga…

    [...]one of our guests just lately suggested the following website[...]…

  28. medical marketing posted 12/12/2012

    Related……

    [...]just beneath, are numerous totally not related sites to ours, however, they are surely worth going over[...]……

  29. alprazolam posted 12/12/2012

    vicodin…

    Slow down man!…

  30. Noah Shaak posted 12/12/2012

    Whispering Misty…

    So sorry you can expect to skip the workshop!…

  31. Atlanta car accident lawyer posted 12/13/2012

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  32. Privacy Protect posted 12/13/2012

    Privacy Protect…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I enjoy but don?t get a whole lot of link adore from[...]…

  33. necklaces sterling silver posted 12/13/2012

    necklaces sterling silver…

    [...]we like to honor many other net web pages around the net, even if they aren?t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages really worth checking out[...]…

  34. red ventures scam posted 12/13/2012

    red ventures scam…

    [...]although web-sites we backlink to below are considerably not associated to ours, we feel they may be actually really worth a go via, so possess a look[...]…

  35. Atlanta truck accident lawyer posted 12/13/2012

    Websites we think you should visit…

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]……

  36. Blog review posted 12/13/2012

    Blog review…

    [...]very handful of internet sites that come about to be in depth below, from our point of view are undoubtedly effectively really worth checking out[...]…

  37. Dentist in pembroke pines posted 12/13/2012

    Recent Blogroll Additions……

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]……

  38. lego.com games posted 12/14/2012

    lego.com games…

    [...]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[...]…

  39. drug and alcohol rehab posted 12/14/2012

    Recent Blogroll Additions……

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]……

  40. houston texans authentic jersey…

    [...]The details talked about within the post are several of the very best readily available [...]…

  41. acne treatment posted 12/14/2012

    acne treatment…

    [...]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[...]…

  42. Free binary bonus posted 12/14/2012

    Free binary bonus…

    [...]although websites we backlink to beneath are considerably not connected to ours, we feel they’re actually really worth a go by, so have a look[...]…

  43. Binary options posted 12/14/2012

    Binary options…

    [...]we prefer to honor numerous other net internet sites on the net, even if they aren?t linked to us, by linking to them. Underneath are some webpages really worth checking out[...]…

  44. homepage posted 12/14/2012

    homepage…

    [...]The information and facts mentioned inside the report are a few of the most beneficial accessible [...]…

  45. FS-91S2-P posted 12/14/2012

    FS-91S2-P…

    [...]just beneath, are many totally not connected websites to ours, however, they may be surely really worth going over[...]…

  46. Blog posted 12/14/2012

    Blog…

    [...]Here is a superb Weblog You might Discover Interesting that we Encourage You[...]…

  47. backlink building posted 12/14/2012

    Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  48. web developer job description posted 12/15/2012

    web developer job description…

    [...]below you?ll uncover the link to some sites that we consider you should visit[...]…

  49. Odette Mcrae posted 12/15/2012

    pretty decent site…

    Hello right truth find out there, simply became mindful of the site by utilizing Search engines, and found it is really valuable. I’m going to become informed regarding brussels. I will definitely value throughout scenario anyone continue this kind of …

  50. lida zayiflama posted 12/15/2012

    lida zayiflama…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nonetheless definitely worth taking a look, whoa did a single discover about Mid East has got more problerms also [...]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c