Bea's Chocolate Fudge

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"This is an "OUT OF THIS WORLD" old fashioned recipe that my gram always made when I was growing up, and she always brought it out when company came, and that was often. It is one of my 4 favorite fudge recipes, and it is delicious!!! I am posting the other 3 also. This fudge is different than most fudges, not the soft creamy kind... It has a different texture which I personally prefer. It is loaded with nuts and is chocolaty and delicious! All I know, is it's one that will have you back in the dish searching for more, till it's gone. NOTE: I can tell you from experience, it is best to use the candy thermometer, and DO NOT make on a rainy day, as it will not harden properly! I always make it with the peanut butter."

Original is 48 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (32.6 g)
  • Calories 101.5
  • Total Fat - 3.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 1.9 mg
  • Sodium - 24.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 17.2 g
  • Protein - 0.9 g
  • Calcium - 16 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Stir first 4 ingredients together in a heavy cast iron pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring every few minutes.

Step 2

Boil briskly until mixture forms a soft ball in a glass of cold water (238 degrees F using a candy thermometer). Boil about 20 minutes, if you don't have a thermometer.

Step 3

Take off stove. Stir in marshmallow, walnuts and vanilla. You can also add a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter too!

Step 4

Pour in well greased 9x13 inch pan, and let cool.

Step 5

Cut into 2 inch squares, and refrigerate, if desired.

Step 6

Store in airtight container.


  • 9x13" pan

2 Reviews

Bonnie Baker

I made 1 1/2 times the recipe to make a nice thick piece of fudge, using a 9x13" pan. I let it come to a rolling boil, then it took about 25 minutes to thicken and pour into the pan. I let it sit for about 30 minutes to cool a bit, then scored and cut the fudge. We love it! Great old fashioned fudge.


review by:
(26 Dec 2019)

Baking Babe Bev

This is a great fudge and comes out great using a thermometer. Make sure the thermometer isn't resting on the bottom of the pan or you will get a false reading. I added a big heaping spoonful of peanut butter and lots of chopped nuts, and Wowza, is this fudge good! It's just like my grandmother used to make back in the 50's. I made to bring into work. They are going to love it!


review by:
(19 Dec 2019)

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