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Old Time Chocolate Fudge

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Medium

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 15


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 6 tablespoons plus extra for buttering dish butter
  • 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 °F 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.