Old Time Chocolate Fudge Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 25 MINUTES

3 ratings


  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, plus extra for buttering dish
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 4 heaping tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


Mix sugar and cocoa, add syrup and milk. Cook in saucepan over medium heat until small drop forms a soft ball in cold water (234 to 240° on a candy thermometer). Remove from heat. Add butter, pecans and vanilla. Beat w / mixer or by hand. Pour into a slightly buttered oblong glass dish. Dust w/ cocoa and sprinkle with more pecans. Cut into squares. Work fast, as mixture thickens quickly.

Old Time Chocolate Fudge


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3 Reviews

Roberta 9/19/2015
I have been look

I have been looking for this recipe Iam so happy I found it, Thank you so much Paula, I apreate you so much. I grow up with thise recipe

Judy 12/14/2014
This is what I c

This is what I call REAL chocolate fudge. But as Paula said in the Divinity Video---"put as many pecans as you can afford." The more pecans, the better the fudge.

Judy Lott

Joyce 12/7/2014
best chocolate f

best chocolate fudge ever!

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