Hand-Stirred Homemade Chocolate Fudge, with S’mores and Toasted Coconut Almond Variations


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Rich and creamy fudge, melting in your mouth with every bite. This is my Grandma’s recipe with my variations. It takes a little patience, but it is well worth it!~Amy

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This is my Grandma and Grandpa. My Grandpa was in the Navy, and stationed in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked. During the war we had food rations here, but one thing my Grandma said they could always get, was a little bit of sugar and cocoa, to make fudge. This is her recipe, and it is the best! ~Amy

Hand-Stirred Homemade Chocolate Fudge, with S’mores and Toasted Coconut Almond Variations

Classic Chocolate Fudge:

3 cups sugar
3 tbsp cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 12oz can evaporated milk
3 tbsp butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium sized heavy bottom saucepan, whisk together, cocoa, sugar and salt. Add evaporated milk, and stir until smooth.
Cook over medium heat until soft ball stage, or keeps a shape when tested in cold water.
Remove from heat and pour onto a platter, place butter and vanilla on cooked candy. Do not stir! Cool to lukewarm.
With a wooden spoon, stir until candy starts to lose its shine, and thicken. Lift candy as you stir to lighten.
Pour into parchment lined pan or form into a roll. When fudge has set, cut into pieces and store covered.

S’mores Chocolate Fudge
Variation:
3 full sheet graham crackers, broken into pieces
1 cup miniature marshmallows, homemade or store bought

Gently mix in marshmallows and graham crackers as the fudge is losing its shine. Pour into pan, or form into a roll. When fudge has set, cut into pieces and store covered.

Toasted Coconut Almond Chocolate Fudge
Variation:
1 cup toasted coconut
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Gently mix in coconut and almonds as the fudge is losing its shine. Pour into pan, or form into a roll. When fudge has set, cut into pieces and store covered.

*Toasted Coconut:
Place a thin layer of coconut onto baking sheet, bake at 350 degrees, stirring every few minutes until coconut is golden brown. Let cool

Recipe by Amy Richardson and Grandma McCrea

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4 thoughts on “Hand-Stirred Homemade Chocolate Fudge, with S’mores and Toasted Coconut Almond Variations

  1. Please, please do a fudge making demo.
    Or do stage by stage directions with photos included- it would be so helpful for those of us that need a little more help when it comes to anything in the kitchen.

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