Old-Fashioned Fudge


This fudge with corn syrup recipe is for the "good fudge." The one without nuts or creams. This fudge doesn't use any shortcuts either, so use a candy thermometer for best results.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
50 squares


  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Mix in corn syrup and milk until well blended. Add butter, and heat to between 235 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from water and placed on a flat surface. Occasionally stir.

  2. Remove from heat, and beat with a wooden spoon until mixture is thick and loses its gloss. Stir in vanilla, and pour into a buttered 9x9-inch baking dish. Let cool until set. Cut into small squares to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

41 Calories
1g Fat
9g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Calories 41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 0g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 21mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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