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5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Fudge

An old-fashioned chocolate fudge recipe from the pages of Nan's handwritten recipe book.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: chocolate fudge
Servings: 48 pieces
Calories: 1749kcal


  • 1 teaspoon gelatine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 dessert spoons cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • pinch cream of tartar
  • pinch salt


  • Place all ingredients in a large saucepan.
  • Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring gently.
  • Let simmer for 10 minutes. DO NOT STIR during this cooking time. If there are sugar crystals on the side of the saucepan, use a heatproof brush dipped in a little milk to brush away.
  • Take off the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  • Beat using a wooden spoon until mixture loses its glossiness and becomes more creamy in texture. This should take less than 5 minutes. The moment between beating too little (and mixture being too runny) and beating too much (and mixture becoming stiff and sugary) is fast. Keep your eye on it and don't be tempted to overbeat once it's reached a creamy consistency which can still be poured.
  • Pour into a small, lightly buttered dish.
  • Mark into squares and cut once set.
  • Decorate with sprinkles.


Calories: 1749kcal | Carbohydrates: 408g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 406g | Vitamin A: 548IU | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1mg