Family Fudge Recipe

by Denny Foster

My family fudge recipe either won't firm up (taffy like) or gets hard and brittle.

This is the recipe I am following:

3 cups white sugar
1 cup walnuts (chopped)
8oz. light corn syrup
12oz. evaporated milk

Mix all together. Bring to bubbly boil(stirring constantly). Turn heat down and bring to softball stage (234 degrees) while stirring to prevent burning.

Remove from heat and stir till it loses some of it's gloss. Pour into a 9x13 glass dish.

This was my Aunt Sarah's recipe and unfortunately she is no longer with us to ask what I am doing wrong.

I have always had problems making this but once in awhile it does turn out. What can I do to fix it or what am I doing wrong?

I have tried recooking it but it usually then goes from taffy to hard brittle. I have thought maybe I should use less syrup or more sugar to make this recipe easier.

Happy Holidays to you Angie and hope your Mom is doing well.

Thank You!

Hi Denny,

Thanks so much for asking about my dear mother. Sadly for me, the Lord took her in January, so I have had a very difficult year adjusting to my loss.

I'm just so thankful that I had her for 42 wonderful years. She was the best possible mother and friend in the world. I still grieve but the Lord helps me through it.

I'm not sure what to tell you about your family fudge recipe. I can suggest a few things you should check, but maybe others will see your post and offer their suggestions, too. I don't generally make that type of fudge, so I don't want to tell you the wrong thing. :)

I assume you've checked your candy thermometer to be sure it is reading accurately where you live?

The other thought that came to mind was whether you are trying to make your family fudge recipe when the weather is humid. Sometimes humidity can really change the result when candy making.


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