Chocolate Fudge

Recipe submitted by Boris on November 21st, 2007

Chocolate fudge is really easy to make and great for school fetes and fundraisers.

Cook time:   30 minutes

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
25g butter
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon cocoa
1/8 teaspoon vanilla essence

Directions:
1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan except vanilla essence.
2. Gently bring to a light boil and stir occasionally
3. After approx 20 minutes start testing the fudge by dropping a little into a glass of cold water. If it forms a soft ball then it is ready.
4. Remove from the heat, add vanilla and beat until thick. Pour into dish and leave to set. Cut once set with a knife heated under the hot tap.

Average Rating:   (112 votes)

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    • posted on 1408913594
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Nice easy to make especially for that quick chocolate fix :)

    • posted on 1405138700
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Same recipe as my late Mum's and also a hit for the kids.

    • posted on 1396230734
      Overall Rating: 1.0 / 10

      best fudge everrrrrr

    • posted on 1396230653
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      good recipe easy to follow

    • posted on 1395384869
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      best fudge ever

    • posted on 1387592839
      Overall Rating: 6.0 / 10

      it was good but sloppy

    • posted on 1386726370
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I always make fudge and before using this recipe it would either work out great or it would be a total flop. Thank you for showing me how to make it perfect every time.

    • posted on 1385785486
      Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

      Simple as. Instructions worked fine for me. When spooning out a sample I noticed at a certain stage the mixture left a film on the spoon. Thats when I took it off the stove. I agree too much sugar. Might try a zest of orange in it to give it an edge.

    • posted on 1381980126
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      don,t stir it at all during cooking process,it will be sugary

    • posted on 1381037615
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This recipe is absolutely wonderful everything worked out fine 10 star rating

    • posted on 1374153917
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I doubled the cocoa and used cream instead of milk and I whip the mixture on high til is starts to stick on the sides of the pan. The texture is fantastic and the extr cocoa cuts the sweetness a little. But let's face it, it fudge, it's made from pure sugar, it's meant to be sweet. X

    • posted on 1373085479
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Great fudge, this is my second time making it

    • posted on 1372655280
      Overall Rating: 1.0 / 10

      This was a disgrace to fudge and I am not making it again P.S I threw it in the bin when I first tasted the putredness

    • posted on 1371964440
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Great fudge but maybe next time ill add 1 and a half cup of sugar, today it was quite sweet but overall it was perfect

    • posted on 1369719949
      Overall Rating: 1.0 / 10

      this was a complete disaster,the problem is in the instructions ,it doesnt say cool b4 whipping

    • posted on 1369604840 1
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Hi Maycee, you need to slowly simmer it - don't boil the hell out of it. The final result is firm fudge but you might have over done it (i.e cooked it past the soft ball stage).

    • posted on 1369375849
      Overall Rating: 2.0 / 10

      Mine turned out rock hard yet I followed the recipe please tell me what went wrong

    • posted on 1368598630
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      this was soooooo nice oh I love how it turn out my family loved them thanks for this recipe am telling you this is the best ever.

    • posted on 1366773505
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This is the Best recipe. I always make a triple batch and always turns out perfect. Thanks :-)

    • posted on 1365921891
      Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

      YUM! thanks kiwi kids that was an excellent fudge yum :)

    • posted on 1359876486
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      my dad and I tried different recipes but this is the best yum!...the softball trick is a great way to test as well!!

    • posted on 1356813912
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      It Worked perfectly!! Made this for my class as we were having a New Zealand day!!! It was AMAZING!! EVERYONE LOVED IT!! My friends were asking the recipe for it!! When I first made this it looked and tasted like tablet but the second time it was like fudge!! Thank you for this recipe! :) :) :)

    • posted on 1354655066
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      OMG!! this is the most delishious fudge ever alot like the edmonds one i have made the edmonds r4ecipies several times over the years sometimes it comes our great sometimes its like toffee or sets hard as a rock and inedable but this one i just tryed not being too sure on the soft ball stage i guess when i tort it was ready i brung to boil on high heat then lowered to medium heat and stirred on boil for 5mnins then added essence let set for 2mins and beat it with spatula till it started setting on the sides of pan, it is the yummyest fudge ever and has turned out amazingly hard but soft in your mouth, just dicintergrates when it hits your toung soo0o yumm this WILL be on on xmas goodies list, thank u :)

    • posted on 1354327578
      Overall Rating: 5.0 / 10

      Is that normal sugar or caster sugar?

    • posted on 1352775943
      Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

      so you cook it slowly for 20minutes then start testing it.. i used to use this recipe years ago but back then, in the old edmonds cookbook you used to have to let it boil for 7 or 8 minutes (using a deep pot for the bubbling hot chocolate) then you start testing it... you then had to beat it with an electric beater until the mixture became thick... I guess you way still works I just haven't done it that way before is all.. but thanks for the recipe love it!!! :)

    • posted on 1352164786
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      tastes great just waiting for it to set now question though it diddnt form a soft ball in the cup just drooped down the bottom but seems to be setting, just wanted to know if you beat it by hand or electric? and would this work if you wanted to make it for alot of people?

    • posted on 1351638068
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This is great, my kids absolutely love it. But like Emma, i used a different cooking method. Boiled it for 10 mins, added the vanilla then let cool for another 10 mins. It turned out great.

    • posted on 1351410560
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Just finished making it mmmmmmmmmm Omg the smell brings back old skul memories in late 70's definately gud x's. Scraping the pot as it was setting wen i pouring on tray. Thank you :-)

    • posted on 1348015028
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      I love this recipe! I make this all the time, but cook it differently... I boil it for 5minutes on a medium to high heat, take it off the heat and stir in vanilla then let it cool for a little more than 5minuts, beat it untill it is just starting to harden on top, chuck it in a dish to set and BAM! you've got delicious hard fudge that literally melts in your mouth. mmmmm!

    • posted on 1345979889
      Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

      Easy, quick and yum

    • posted on 1345697858
      Overall Rating: 2.0 / 10

      Argh - What did i do wrong...it didnt set - GLOOP! I followed instructions too....sigh!

    • posted on 1345438402
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      So glad i found ths recipe been brought up on and lost recipe yay can make it agen and again

    • posted on 1342143929
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      "O" for awesom. YUMMY AS!!!!!

    • posted on 1341266059
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Great recipe. I've made this so many times since I was a kid. The only reason it would turn out baly is if you simmer it for too long or not long enough. So be sure to do the softball test. Great recipe for kids :)

    • posted on 1337478029
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Omg! So happy right now lol my first time to ever set fudge. Yum! Yum! Yum!

    • posted on 1334532922 0
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      amazing i have tried this over and over again never a mistake

    • posted on 1330848918
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      absolutely delicious! the only chocolate fudge recipe that has worked. I think 2 cups of sugar is too sweet for me so i put 1 1/2 cups in.

    • posted on 1327111265
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Beautiful crumbly mouth watering fudge, Perfect!

    • posted on 1327011179
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      cool as bro

    • posted on 1325578050
      Overall Rating: 6.0 / 10

      Hi, it was a good recipie but very very sweet for the tooth! I will make it again and probably cut down to 1.5 cups of sugar in lieu of 2 it set very easily so thanx

    • posted on 1324164994
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Was really good! But when it set it was really crumbly, i'm guessing this is because i left it for longer than i should have. Tip: leave it for a little longer than 20 minutes and keep it on a low heat so it's only jus boiling. Thanks (:

    • posted on 1323851601
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      omg i made this about two days ago... secret is to just keep stiring .. its amazing ..

    • posted on 1322451167
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      just keep stiring! great outcome!

    • posted on 1321906990
      Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

      hahaha yummy as

    • posted on 1320958537 1
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Inez and CharlieB, you just needed to cook it longer until it forms a soft ball in the bottom of a cup of cold water.

    • posted on 1320909625
      Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

      Though I followed all the steps and was careful to ensure that the sugar dissolved properly, mine turned out like caramel (it tasted fabulous though). What could I have done wrong? Poured it out too early perhaps?

    • posted on 1319872071
      Overall Rating: 3.0 / 10

      It turned out to be a GOO, the taste was good... Can you specify the type of sugar next time please? Does it only work with white sugar?

    • posted on 1319853632
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Successful batch of fudge for the first time ever. Thanks for the tips in the other reviews. Trick is definitely to simmer very gently and the texture is amazing. I think it may need a bit more cocoa for a richer chocolate taste and the only other thing I'd add is to grease the dish you use to set it in!

    • posted on 1318233653
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      WOW!!!!!! I have never had a successful fudge making experience in all my 41 yrs until i tried this. It came out so well i turned right around and made another batch straight away. Added orange essence to the second batch...yummm. Kids love it but unfort, a little too sweet for me. :)

    • posted on 1317444155
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Do you have to use vanilla essence.. ?

    • posted on 1317364814
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      If you use common sense and cook it to the soft ball stage, it will turn out perfect everytime :) don't just read the cooking time and walk away leaving it boiling for a set time, as it will probably end up over or under cooked.

    • posted on 1314773829
      Overall Rating: 6.0 / 10

      umm this recipe kind off burt the fudge and it came out wrong but in the end we were eating fudge rocks yummy

    • posted on 1313540080
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      this was awsome!!! first try and it was perfect!! best ever!! going down to buy more butter to make more right now!! shot

    • posted on 1311317640 0
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      My mum made this and on her first try it came out perfect! My friends wanted me to bring more to school but when she tried to make it again it wouldn't set right :(

    • posted on 1309646548
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Very nice but it didn't set properly. :-(

    • posted on 1307940246 1
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Lydia the recipe does say "bring to a light boil"...I've used this recipe with great success for 3 years now.

    • posted on 1307872374
      Overall Rating: 1.0 / 10

      I wish i had read the comments before i made this recipe, i just wasted half an hour and a bunch of ingredients to get burnt chocolate sugar crumbs that i had to throw out, i gently boiled for fifteen minutes and then went to do my first water test only do discover it was already ruined. "boil" means "gently simmer on a very low heat" obviously... and start testing as soon as it starts bubbling.

    • posted on 1307153309
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Wow this recipe is really yummy but we had to put it in the fridge to set apart from that it was a brilliant success!! I will definitely bake it again, Cheers Lola

    • posted on 1306992927
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This is the recipe I grew up with out of the Edmonds Cookbook and it is the best in the world!!!! My Edmonds cookbook is 33yrs old and simply the best, better than all the rest!

    • posted on 1306126066
      Overall Rating: 6.0 / 10

      i think this is soooooooo good

    • posted on 1305958437
      Overall Rating: 4.0 / 10

      20 minutes is way too long, if you followed this recipe your fudge would be a burnt lump. boil for 4-5 minutes only.

    • posted on 1304028056
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Have this old recipe from my late Mum and even I can make it, Even though really sweet still very yummy to eat. Love it bring out all the guns for this.

    • posted on 1302947356
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This was great I combined the ingredients well first and cooked on a low heat - 5mins for everything to start melting then another 15mins on a very slow simmer. I used coconut cream instead of milk and beat it with an electric beater for a few mins before pouring into the pan. Very smooth and very yummy.

    • posted on 1302922868
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      i made it it was amazing just the test did not work i dont think its true

    • posted on 1295842729
      Overall Rating: 6.0 / 10

      It went very fast, and the whole family enjoyed it! But, even as a beginner baker, I noticed that it didn't make quite as much as I expected, however, apart from that, I luuurved it! No gritty, yucky aftertaste and it was a quick simple recipe. I even wrapped some up prettily and gave it as a birthday present - she loved it!

    • posted on 1294793625
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This fudge is/was ABSOLUTELY amazing , i give it a 10 / 10 it was soo yuuuum (: i do reccomend it (:

    • posted on 1294032119 0
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      i looooooooove this simple delicious reipe.............it tastes so goooooooooooooood. i always find that it's too sweet though

    • posted on 1293864934
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      took a little longer than 20 mins, but yummy creamy fudge that everyone will just love, no gritty sugary taste

    • posted on 1291880094
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      I did not make it but the recipe sounds amazing!!!

    • posted on 1291231476
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      This fudge was absolutely delicious. Soft and creamy. I really enjoyed it. Will be great for the kids.

    • posted on 1285636792
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      wow that is one of the best fudge recipes EVER! I am definitely saving this one!

    • posted on 1284580087
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      it was very good it was set in two minutes and very nice with the milk use rice milk it makes it taste very nice

    • posted on 1283384858 0
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Ohh you have to try this.... i left out the cocoa.. boiled as usual...then added rasberry essence and food coloring... NICE! RASBERRY FUDGE LOL

    • posted on 1283330156
      Overall Rating: 6.0 / 10

      nice,, i added rum essence instead of vanilla.. gave i a nice kick!!!

    • posted on 1282598124
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      heaps of sugar yes!

    • posted on 1280272934
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Wow now that is some sweet fudge! I was very happy to find this easy and delicious recipe, especially as I was able to use basic ingredients. Thanks to you Boris! My tips are to pour into a container very quickly to avoid scraping the remnants in the pot, mine started setting very quickly. I used a medium sized tray that resulted in thin slices, probably for the best given the intense sweetness!

    • posted on 1279271222
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Bring sifted dry ingredients,sugar & milk to the boil - Reduce heat immediately and gently simmer for approx 15 minutes. Try testing for setting from now on, by dropping a small piece into iced water. As soon as it forms a soft ball, remove immediately from heat, Add vanilla essence and beat to a thick consistency. NOTE: this will occur very quickly. Turn out into greased tray. When cool- going on cold, cut into pieces. Yum!

    • posted on 1279269681
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Just the recipe I remember as a kid. Easy to make and tastes yummy. Added some chopped walnut. Have given this to the g/kids to try out- they loved it as well. Next time I am going to reduce the sugar and milk and add condensed milk to the recipe.

    • posted on 1279248672
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This recipe is awesome. For all you people that are getting it wrong, here are a few ideas. Make sure that combine all the ingrediants really well before you put it on the heat. Sift the cocoa in if you are getting lumpy fudge. put it on a medium to high setting untill just starting to bubble then turn the heat right down so it just simmers. 20mins is far to long for it to boil. you really only need 10-15 (depending on what heat source you have). just make sure you are mixing it in between. you really need to beat it well once it's done. and best to pour it in a chilled container. This will work if you follows these steps

    • posted on 1277172392
      Overall Rating: 6.0 / 10

      It was delicious but while beating it started to go hard and it happened so quickly that I had to scrap it out rather than pour. It didn't slowly get thick just a couple of seconds! Any ideas as to what I did wrong ?

    • posted on 1276056156
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      OMG i am soooo glad i found this recipe!!! I have tried to make fudge before with no success. This recipe is soooo easy and it turned out prefect fudge!!! It's sooo much better than shop brought. I added about half a tablespoon more cocoa and only heated the mixture (element setting 1-2) until sugar had disolved about 10-15 minutes and then slowly brought to the boil. Once i got softball's i took it off the element beat in the essence. I quater filled my sink with cold water which made it thicken fast! So beat very fast!!! As soon as i put it in the pan it was setting!!! Highly reccomend this fudge i will be making it for christmas goody basket's :) TRY IT it is soooo easy for first time fudge maker's :)

    • posted on 1275359591
      Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

      it tasted real good but it was so rough and lumpy i want to go cut it and i couldn't even cut squares it just snapped.....it definately wasn't soft it was as hrd as a rock.....was cooking it for 20mins too long? or was i supose to let it cool for 20mins. and i added the vanilla. PLEASE HELP ME TO TELL WHAT I COULD OF DONE WRONG?, IT'S A NICE'N SWEET JUST ROUGH!

    • posted on 1273372318
      Overall Rating: 1.0 / 10

      Followed recipe to the letter, but it turned to a dry crumble. 20 minutes cooking must have been far too long.

    • posted on 1272853816
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Decided to make fudge to cure boredom. Searched for recipe on web. This was easy to follow and quick to make. Tastes awesome too.

    • posted on 1270246635
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Amazing recipe! Cant stop making it, tastes great and I like the fact that it uses easy to find household ingredients.

    • posted on 1267685206
      Overall Rating: 4.0 / 10

      I think It needs more flavoring

    • posted on 1264151129
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I love this recipe, although I like to amp up the vanilla and add about 50g of chopped milk chocolate after it's boiled and just before I beat it- the chocolate melts into the fudge and makes it sooooo rich and soft. For anyone who is having trouble with gritty sugar crystals in their fudge: you need to melt the sugar sloooowly over a very low heat (I use 1 on my element) and just be patient. You shouldn't bring to the boil until it is dissolved and you can no longer feel crystals when you taste a teaspoonful of the mixture. Love the recipe, will make again...a LOT! 10/10.

    • posted on 1260926532
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      I have used this recipe for years, one thing I think is important though if you don't like the gritty sugary feel in the fudge is to use - chelsea sugar - as it seems to melt better than the the cheaper ones - this is what I have discovered anyway.

    • posted on 1259808044
      Overall Rating: 1.0 / 10

      yummmm

    • posted on 1251148723
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Made this fudge last night, absolutely brilliant, easy and fast. The only thing I changed was, that I put more cocoa in for more chocolate taste & I used Castor Sugar instead of normal sugar (less gritty). Cheers.

    • posted on 1249871063
      Overall Rating: 6.0 / 10

      This recipe is pretty much identical to the good old Edmonds one, and I reckon they both use way too little cocoa! I used 6T and it was ace - super chocolatey!

    • posted on 1249758332
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      it tasted very yummy except i dont know if we did it right! It got all crumby but it was still really nice!

    • posted on 1247386086
      Overall Rating: 6.0 / 10

      i tried the fudge. everyone like it coz it was soft but der was one thing i dint like which was tht u cud still feel the sugar crystals shdnt it be u knw....melted may be will use less sugar next time ;)

    • posted on 1246099467
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      what a delicious little treat it is indeed ...

    • posted on 1245487228
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      nice n easy to make and nice

    • posted on 1245476453
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I have been looking for the natural perfect recipe but haven't been able to find it. This recipe is 100% correct thank you!!!!!!!

    • posted on 1245224971
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Well I must say this ids a very very amazing chocolate fudge I would like to show my friends how yummy it is but i never have time but i'm sure i will have time latter

    • posted on 1243753527
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      ex my kids loved it!!!! A++

    • posted on 1234391452
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I used to pay $10 for a fudge like this at the stalls on a Saturday...no longer!

    • posted on 1232226135
      Overall Rating: 5.0 / 10

      it was ok and ezy to make

    • posted on 1231812530
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      It is nice. I like to eat it. Thats all. My opinion.

    • posted on 1230012560
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      this is soo yummy! :)

    • posted on 1229703376
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      a great simple fudge absolutely easy to make!!!

    • posted on 1226890174 1
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This recipe makes the best fudge! I made it and it turned out perfect. The fudge melts in your mouth and is velvet smooth and utterly delicious. Maybe should come with a warning of being too good and hence dangerous to waist line. I was a bit nervous about cooking it until the "soft ball" stage but you can definitely see the change once it forms the soft ball.

    • posted on 1226435435
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      it was so yum! it would be really good for christmas and birthdays and easter. try it is so nice thanx

    • posted on 1226263123
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      i just made a batch and it is absolutely yummy i think it would be great for christmas time

    • posted on 1223324509
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I just made it !! Bouino Futeege !! (:

    • posted on 1222396446
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Easy And Fast And no fancy Ingredients Yum And Basic

    • posted on 1222241482
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Delicious! I wanted to eat chocolate fudge, but all other recipes we found needed ingredients we didn't have. thanks~!

    • posted on 1221100129
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I have been trying to find an easy recipe for fudge for my cheerleading fundraiser! All the recipes had...baileys, nuts,evaporated milk , marshmallow or chocolate chips needed!!! I just wanted a basic fudge recipe!!!! Thank You Boris!!! This came out great and wasn't hard at all....It tasted great!!!and was easy to make...nice and basic!!!

    • posted on 1219471281
      Overall Rating: 5.0 / 10

      ummmmmm...... I tried this fudge and it was like `OK`!!!!!

    • posted on 1214694478
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      this was the best thing i have ever cooked i have made 2 batches of them i just would like to know why do you have to put so much sugar in them?