I used to make it as a teenager from a little pamphlet my Mom had! What did I do wrong? The butter will melt while the fudge cools. like tap tap hard right? Was I supposed to stir in butter and vanilla till butter melted then let it cool to 110? I've been making this fudge 50 years. Made this fudge and smells and taste so yummy, turned out great. I think it would be fun to next time I make it to put it in molds. It was worth its weight in gold and only lasted a few hours and was gone quickly. Add comma separated list of ingredients to exclude from recipe. Sometimes it would get poured on ice cream (a very good idea, FYI) and every once in a while it would set up too fast and we would have to chip it out of the pan. The recipe isn't "wrong." She taught me to pay more attention to the way the mixture looks and feels when you stir it. I used to make "hard" fudge years ago but then something went wrong each time and I could not get it right,again,until I found your recipe. Dadâs Old Fashioned Fudge recipe has been in my family since about 1975 and is an absolute must-make every Christmas and Easter. The recipe was on the back of the Hershey's cocoa can.She would make it ,then butter a big plate and pour it on the plate to cool. Second time it set just right. I eliminate the butter and add 1/2 c creamy peanut butter. This is a recipe my family made in the 1950's and 60's. I am going to try this fudge. This can be a very fussy recipe, stir too much and it's too hard, don't cook or stir it enough and it's rubber. I have tried this recipe twice both times I cooked it to 234 on my candy thermometer and it burnt in my pot. thanks for the recipe because the recipe has not been printed on the cocoa tins for quite sometime. You can't beat(stir)it too much. Turned out great until I tried to cut it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It is also very important to stir it until good and thick. I don't time it, and I do stir the entire time it is cooking. Remove from heat, and beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture is thick and loses its gloss. Never thickened have no idea what went wrong." Cut it at room temperature then store it in the fridge. Note on your gift â¦ All Rights Reserved. Soooo good! People who have a problem with the recipe probably need to calibrate their candy thermometer, most thermometers need to be calibrated, some can be way off. Often if fudge doesn't set up it is because it wasn't quite cooked long enough or hot enough. well, if it doesent ill have a bunch for ice cream. Sink your teeth into this decadent fudgy treat and let yourself be transported back to Grandma's house with this mouth-watering confection. How do I adjust the recipe to reflect that addition? Just follow the directions. In my opinion the other stuff with marshmellow creme isn't really fudge. She said, "Followed everything to a tee. Add butter, and heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees â¦ This year made it with my son. Just like our mom. I love this recipe,but having a hard time with it. As I was trying to stir it with the wooden spoon, it started to thicken and the butter and vanilla would not absorb. I'm going to make this for Christmas,just like my mother use to do.I wish she was here to enjoy a piece. It will turn like rock if you beat it too long. My first time to make the recipe...beginner's luck. What kind of milk do you use,whole or canned milk? I'd try buying a new candy thermometer. Loved through the generations, it makes a great homemade gift for your family and friends. Line an 8-inch square pan with foil or wax or parchment paper and grease the inside with softened butter. Using a wooden spoon, stir the mixture constantly, occasionally brushing the side of the pot with â¦ You can typically find fudge at â¦ :-). Perhaps I will wing it and get a thermometer later. Will try mixer next time. Amount is based on available nutrient data. 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