The Very Best Fudge Recipes

Published: November 29, 2013

This is a list of fudge recipes and what is required to make the candy. From rich chocolate to pistachio you can have a heavenly variety platter or you can just pick one or two to make. There are candy stores scattered here and there that make homemade fudge

  1. Old Fashioned Homemade Chocolate Fudge

    The is the money-saving recipe you can make yourself with a candy thermometer or by using the soft ball test. It is a great idea to purchase a candy thermometer so you can make your own toffee, fudge, divinity and peanut brittle, they retail for from $4 to $11 and the higher priced one is downright pretty to have in your kitchen.

    2 cups sugar

    2/3 cup milk

    2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate or 1/3 cup cocoa

    2 Tb. light corn syrup

    1/4 tsp. salt

    2 Tb. margarine

    1 tsp. vanilla extract any kind

    1/2 cup chopped nuts which is optional

    Waxed paper

    Loaf pan aluminum or glass

    3 quart saucepan

    Grease the pan with additional margarine or cooking spray. Put the sugar, milk, cocoa or chocolate, corn syrup and salt in a 3 quart saucepan on medium heat. Insert the candy thermometer if you are using one. Stir constantly. Cook while stirring aoo and on until the candy reads 234°. You can also drop a little from the back of a spoon into a cup of cold water until it willhold the form of a small ball. When ift is the right temperature remove the saucepan of candy from the heat source and let it cool making sure the bottom of the pan becomes lukewarm. Now, stir with a wooden spoon continuously until it looks to have some glossiness. Pour into your pan, let set and cut whenever you like as soon as it cools now, or, upon serving.

    This is home-y fudge at its best.


  2. Peanut Butter Fudge

    This is another scrumptious and thrifty recipe that you can make from the staples you already have on hand. Peanut butter fudge leaves a warm feel in your mouth and in your tummy so it is a great choice when you are in the mood for something fun and something sweet when it is cold outside.

    2 Tb. margarine

    3 Tb. light corn syrup

    I cup granulated sugar

    3/4 cup light brown sugar or all white granulated sugar

    1 pinch of baking soda

    1/3 tsp. salt

    6 Tb. creamy peanut butter

    1 tsp. vanilla extract

    Waxed paper

    Candy thermometer

    3 quart saucepan

    1 loaf pan 8" or 9"

    Put all the ingredients in the pan except for the peanut butter, the butter and the vanilla extract. Boil to soft boil stage at 236° F and stir regularly. When it reaches this temperature remove from heat and add butter, peanut butter and vanilla. Cool until the bottom of the pan is luke warm. Beat the mixture until it begins to get glossy and then spread into your prepared pan. Let the fudge set until all the way cool and then cut into squares.

    This is your hearty fudge.

  3. Pistachio Fudge

    An exotic flavored fudge impresses people. Pistachio fudge is a modern recipe compared to the previous two, this kind of striked a balance between old and new when you want to share a variety. It is also so very delicious and creamy to savor.

    1 box Pistachio instant pudding the 4-serving size

    1.5 cups sugar

    12 Tb margarine or butter

    3/4 cup real cream or heavy cream

    12 ounces of chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips

    7 ounces of marshmallow creme which can be purchased cheaply at warehouses and savings marts in the generic section

    1/2 cup chopped pistachios optional

    9"x9" square pan

    aluminum foil

    3 quart saucepan

    Put sugar, margarine, salt, cream in the saucepan. Stir while inserting your candy thermometer. Continue stirring until the thermometer reads 235° F. Remove this from the heat and add the white chocolate, marshmallow cream, pudding mix and flavoring extracts. Line your baking pan with aluminum foil and pour the candy mixture in to cool. After it is cool you can slice it into squares.

    This recipe could be made with other flavors of pudding also, a versatile and modernized candy recipe. 

You can have candy at home with just a few ingredients from your pantry, if it is fudge candy. A classic candy and probably because you can whip it up so readily as well as because it tastes heavenly. The best homemade fudge of all time is the classic chocolate homemade fudge, a slight sugary taste is just so classic. You could put the nuts in in but for the older folks and the children just smooth fudge is a better idea.