Recipe: Basic Chocolate Fudge

Basic Chocolate Fudge

A great recipe to play with.
Total Time1 hour


  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  • Butter an 8″ square pan
  • Put chocolate and milk in a heavy saucepan; heat and stir over low heat until mixture is smooth and well-blended.
  • Add sugar and salt and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture starts to boil.
  • Continut boiling over medium heat, without stirring to the “soft ball” stage (234F on a candy thermometer).
  • Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla.
  • Let cool to lukewarm (110F) then beat the mixture until it loses its gloss and holds it’s shape. Pour into pan and cool until set, then cut into squares.
  • Enjoy!


Once you’ve mastered the technique of basic fudge, you can add all sorts of flavourings, nuts and more. Makes about 36 pieces.