Homemade Fudge Didn't Harden

by Miss T.

Hello, This is my first time at trying to make homemade fudge, and my homemade fudge didn't harden.

I used a sugar thermometer which the recipe said to cook it until 240 degrees. Take off heat add butter until pan is cool to touch.

I poured into the pan to let it set but it didn't harden up very well. I also used Splenda sugar. Would that have anything to do with it?

It taste just great but not hard enough. I really could use your advice ASAP so that I can get my Christmas baskets made up.

Thank you

Hi Miss T.

Yes, I think the reason that your homemade fudge didn't harden properly is because of the substitution of Splenda instead of regular sugar.

Although Splenda works well in some recipes, I don't think it will work with candy making when you are relying upon the reaction of sugar and butter, etc., to harden at a certain temperature.

Try again using regular sugar and see if that doesn't make all the difference in the world! :)

Merry Christmas!

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Dec 19, 2012
What To Do When Fudge Didn't Harden NEW
by: Angie from chocolate-candy-mall.com

Hi kva,

Here's a couple of other pages where people are discussing what to do when fudge won't set and they can't get their fudge to thicken.

Those comments might help you salvage your fudge. :)

Dec 19, 2012
fudge didnt set up? NEW
by: kva

I made 3 batches of fudge. My first batch set up ...my last 2 didnt. How can i fix the problem? Would sub. Cocoa instead of semi choclate bar make a difference?

Dec 24, 2009
HArdening fudge
by: Anonymous

Thanks i will try it again with regular sugar but having diabetics in the family is why i used the splended.

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