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1950's Simple Rich Refrigerator Fudge - Soft, creamy and chocolatey, this delightful confection will surely bring a smile to your face from the first taste. #vintagerecipe

1950’s Simple Rich Refrigerator Fudge

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Author: Michelle Ferrand
Prep Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Makes: 36 Servings


  • 2 ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup evaporated milk
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • cup light corn syrup Karo Syrup Red Label
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional: 1 cup walnut halves or dried cranberries


  • Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine sugar and evaporated milk in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils, about 5 mins.
  • Turn heat to low and continue cooking while stirring constantly, until the liquid has reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and immediately add chocolate, corn syrup, butter, and vanilla.
  • Vigorously stir until chocolate has melted and fudge is smooth and creamy. If using, stir in nuts or dried fruit.
  • Immediately pour into the baking dish and quickly smooth the top with an offset spatula. The top will set quickly.
  • Chill until firm, about 2 hours.
  • Cut into squares, share with friends, and keep leftovers in a cute parchment lined tin in a cool dark place.
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Recipe from "Fancy Cookies, Festive Candies: Delicious Goodies for Giving"