How do I Make Fudge From Cocoa Powder?

...

If you're out of baking chocolate you don't have to give up on the idea of homemade fudge. You can substitute cocoa for baking chocolate, using 3 tbsp. cocoa powder plus 1 tbsp. butter for each ounce of baking chocolate called for in your recipe. Add the cocoa with the sugar at the beginning of the recipe. While you don't have to have a candy thermometer to make fudge, it does take the guesswork out of the process.

Step 1

...

Combine sugar, cocoa and salt in the saucepan. Stir to mix well. Pour in the condensed milk.

Step 2

...

Place the pan over medium heat and stir until the ingredients combine and the mixture comes to a boil. Leave the pot on the stove but stop stirring. Stirring after the mixture comes to a boil can cause sugar crystals to form, making your fudge grainy.

Step 3

...

Dip a pastry brush in water and use it to wipe down the inside of the pan as the mixture continues to boil. This keeps sugar crystals from forming on the sides of the pan.

Step 4

...

Boil until the fudge syrup reaches 234 degrees F. on a candy thermometer, or until a drop of syrup placed in a glass of cold water forms a soft ball. Remove the pot from the heat.

Step 5

...

Add the butter and vanilla and beat with a wooden spoon for five to 10 minutes. This incorporates air into the mixture and ensures that your fudge will be smooth and creamy.

Step 6

...

Pour into the buttered pan and allow to cool until firm.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 cups sugar

  • 3 tbsp. cocoa

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 13-oz. can condensed milk

  • 3- to 4-quart saucepan

  • Spoon

  • Pastry brush

  • Candy thermometer

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 8- or 9-inch square pan

REFERENCES & RESOURCES
Comments
PARTNER & LICENSEE OF THE LIVESTRONG FOUNDATION

Copyright © 2018 Leaf Group Ltd. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the LIVESTRONG.COM Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy. The material appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. The LIVESTRONG Foundation and LIVESTRONG.COM do not endorse any of the products or services that are advertised on the web site. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.