This Traditional Chocolate Fudge is made the old school way with butter, milk, sugar and cocoa. Made just like it was when I was growing up (without marshmallow cream). For years I always found it intimidating to make real fudge. I always just resorted to making easy fudge. After enjoying some of my hubs Traditional Peanut Butter Fudge last week I decided it was time to make some chocolate fudge to enjoy during the holidays.
Traditional Chocolate Fudge Recipe
I recall the holidays being filled with many different fudges when I was growing up. That was back before Christmas became so commercialized. The holidays were about gift giving and eating lots of great desserts. We still try to keep traditional cookie and dessert making a huge part of our holiday fun. My kids really like having holiday cookies and treats to munch on just like I did when growing up.
I remember so many years of excitement when the holiday season was arriving. It was safe to say that I was the early one asking for grandma to make her traditional chocolate fudge. Times have changed because as an adult I would be requesting her to please add nuts. As a child it was “please make this batch without nuts” ha ha. Most kids are not big fans of nuts. I am so happy I grew out of that non-nut liking stage. The addition of nuts to Traditional Chocolate Fudge is just like icing on the cake. YUM!
The ingredients and process for making your family some of this Traditional Chocolate Fudge are very simple. You most likely have everything right in your cabinets. Grab your butter, milk, cocoa, sugar, vanilla and salt. You can add nuts if you are a fan of nutty fudge or just leave them ou if you are looking for a plain chocolate fudge.
3 cup Sugar
2/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1/8 tsp Salt
1 1/2 cup Milk
1/4 cup Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Pecans
Line 8″ square pan with foil and grease foil with butter.
Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in heavy pan.
Add milk bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Cook until temperature reaches 230-235 or soft ball stage.
Remove from heat.
Add butter and vanilla, but do not stir for 10 minutes.
Stir with wooden spoon until it begins to lose its sheen (about 3 minutes).
Stir in nuts.
Spread into prepared pan and let cool.
Lift out foil and remove from fudge.
Cut into squares.