How to make it

  • Butter 8 or 9" square pan, set aside.
  • In heavy 4 qt. saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa and salt; stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Boil, without stirring, until mixture reaches 234 degrees on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water, forms a soft ball which flattens when removed from water. (Don't rest bulb of thermometer on bottom of saucepan!)
  • Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. DO NOT STIR. Cool at room temperature until lukewarm (110 degrees). Beat with wooden spoon until fudge thickens and just begins to lose some of its gloss. Quickly spread into prepared pan; cool completely and cut into squares.

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  • berryjam 9 years ago
    Sometimes mine would turn out like taffy, the kids called it "spoon candy"
    Then I found the problem was caused by using sugar from sugar beets.
    I started using pure cane sugar and the problem went away.
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  • debbiecrosby 10 years ago
    I'm so excited to find this recipe, my ex-mother in law used this as her homemade fudge recipe for years, fondly named Nanny's Fudge by the family. I used to call her every christmas, but since she passed, I haven't been able to make it! Then I remembered that she told me years ago that her recipe came off the back of hershey's cocoa can :) Thanks so much, the family will be pleasantly surprised this christmas to have Nanny's Fudge again!
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  • Laurancn 11 years ago
    love this recipe. Always put peanut butter in at the end. been making it for over 40 years.
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  • sallyjo 11 years ago
    To make 'blonde' fudge, just follow the Hersheys Rich Cocoa Fudge and leave out the cocoa. My mother would always make both, the 'blonde' was for me, it was my favorite.
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    I have been searching for a "blonde" fudge for years. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!!
    Have a great holiday!
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  • sunshyne 13 years ago
    Great, thanks! I was looking for the "From scratch" version of fudge. Will be trying this one very soon! =)
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    " It was excellent "
    mcboo ate it and said...
    Yea! This is the recipe my family has made forever. I never realized it was a Hershey recipe. We had a small amount of peanut butter when you are stirring at the end of the recipe. I love choc. and peanut butter.
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