Old Time Chocolate Fudge

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Old Time Chocolate Fudge Old Time Chocolate Fudge Recipe Courtesy of


Servings: 36 pieces
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup evaporated milk
6 tablespoon butter, plus extra for buttering dish
3 tablespoon light corn syrup
4 tablespoon heaping, cocoa
3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

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 degrees 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.

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Same recipe my mom used all my life time for me to make now merry Christmas

By Saundra kinn on December 22, 2013

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Heat to the temp. (240) slowly, pour into bowl beat with an electric mixer on HIGH till almost cooled then quickly pour into buttered or wax paper lined pan, top with nuts, cool and cut.

By Carolyn Manos on December 06, 2013

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The secret to this Recipe it to bring it up to the temp. slowly this gives it time to cook then use a mixer after you take it off the heat, I transfer it to a glass bowl to do this and beat it till almost cool then pour into greased or wax paper lined baking pan, cool and cut.

By Anonymous on December 06, 2013

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make it

By Craig on May 12, 2013

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Loved the recipe, and Love Miss Paula Dean......

By Sharron Bohannon on February 13, 2013

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I LOVE YOUR RECIPE MY MOM WOULD MAKE OLD TIME FUDGE CANDY.BUT SHE HAS PASSED ON .I WATCH ALL YOUR COOKING SHOWS.MAY GODBLESS

By normaclemins on January 29, 2013

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I have a great peanut butter fudge and very easy

By Kim on January 22, 2013

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I made this and followed the recipe carefully. It did not turn out like fudge! It's a gooey chocolate mess! It tastes good but not fudge. I would like to use it in something else and not waste it but haven't come up with an idea yet.

By barbara on December 29, 2012

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I think this recipe is missing an important step... cool? Cool in the fridge, on the counter, overnight? Because literally if I follow the directions, "Pour into a slightly buttered oblong glass dish. Dust w/ cocoa and sprinkle with more pecans. Cut into squares. Work fast..." I still have chocolate soup mixture when I'm trying to cut into squares.

By Stacy Hulak on December 24, 2012

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Two attempts, both with bad results...would not recommend wasting time & materials on this recipe.

By Jo on December 23, 2012

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all i can say is the deenes know what they are doing when it comes to cooking

By vonetta goodman on April 22, 2012

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HI PAULA,FIRST OF ALL I LOVE YOUR SHOW AND I ALSO LOVE YOUR WAY OF COOKING.I NEED TO K NOW IF YOU HAVE A RECIEPE FOR HOME MADE CHOCOLATE ICING. THAT IS COOKED ON TOP OF THE STOVE.WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL,MY AUNT USE TO MAKE THIS WONDERFUL CHOCOLATE CAKE AND CHOCOLATE FROSTING THAT WASN'T THICK SHE PUT HOLES IN THE CAKE FIRST,AND THEN POUR FROSTNING OVER IT UNTIL IT DRIZZLED THRU.I DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT,CAN YOU HELP ME PLEASE!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH,MARY

By MARY LARKIN on August 15, 2011

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seems like this recipe for chocolate fundge,looks easy.my thing is when it boils,that's where i usually mess up at. Maybe this time i can get it right. Thanks ms paula! I'm really a fan of yours.

By janie henderson on August 03, 2011

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Hey Y'all, My momma used to make this, God rest her soul, and it is my favorite, BUT there were a couple rules she had to go with the recipe. One, only use a wooden spoon to stir it and two, never make when it is raining or the humidity is too high. Wouldn't turn out right...like one of the people commented on here - grainy and/or gooey. This fudge and a big glass of ice cold milk...oh, it takes me back. Thanks much.

By Joey on July 20, 2011

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This is my favorite fudge recipe altho I usually put peanut butter in mine. This is my 8 year old grandson's (Eli} favorite fudge also. You are the only chef on tv. that he knows by name, he loves you also. Keep up the good work you and guys are awesome. Thank You, A Fan /Donna Randall

By Donna Randall on July 11, 2011

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i just love watching ur show paula. and try to keep on here on facebook with u too.. im a great fan of ur s ....

By kelly peel on July 06, 2011

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Dear Paula, Hey, I hope you make it to the food festival in Miami again this year. We love having you. My mom used to make fudge and it was much dryer, more solid and firm than the easy type fudge featured in this recipe. I remember she used a double boiler, evaporated milk??? unsweetened chocolate??? very few ingredients. It was the common recipe used by all the ladies back in the 1950s, maybe off of a can of milk? My husband's mother made it the same way. I have never been able to duplicate it and I would really love to. Do you know of a recipe like that from your childhood? Anyway, I love ALL of your stuff. Your Ooey-Gooey cake has made me so fat...I am making every variation. I have a grandson named Jack who just turned six. Isn't being a Granny the best? Lots of Hugs, Suzanne

By Suzanne Rose on July 06, 2011

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Choc. Fudge looks so good. I am going to try it. Love your show and love to hear you talk.

By Jewel Green on July 05, 2011

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I love your recipes I am tring to find one of Fudge my Grandma had a fudge recipe with one of everything no syrup. can you help me ? It was 1 cup coco,one egg,one cup flour and thats all I can remember !!

By rita byers on July 05, 2011

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Tried the gooey butter cake for the 4th of July barbeque. EVERYONE LOVED IT!! Sad part is, not to much left over for me to eat today...LOL

By Vicki Syth on July 05, 2011

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