Old Fashioned Fudge Made Simple

Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge is the best and creamiest chocolate fudge, made the old fashioned way. The perfect homemade chocolate candy.

I’ve been a big fan of candy for a long time, especially anything chocolate, like these easy to make homemade filled chocolates or these Italian / Baci chocolate cookies.

Old-fashioned chocolate fudge is all a homemade fudge should be, so get your candy thermometer ready.

I’ve been searching and searching for the chocolate fudge I tasted when I was about 8 or 10 years old, if you can believe it! That fudge melted in your mouth and was just a little crumbly.


2 cups of sugar
4 tablespoons of Hershey’s Cocoa
1 stick of salted butter
Carnation 5oz can of evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
nuts are optional


Mix the sugar and cocoa in a saucepan, then add a stick of butter and the can of evaporated milk, and stir until the mixture begins to boil.
Stir continuously for 7 minutes, then remove from the heat and add the vanilla, then stir the mixture continuously for 3 minutes, then pour into a buttered baking dish to set.
Good fudge in less than 20 minutes!

Hershey’s old-fashioned fudge has always been my favourite, but it was so difficult to prepare it properly.
Thank you for sharing a recipe that tastes the same but is so much easier! It turned out perfect the first time!