Vintage Baked Fudge Recipe
We all love fudge in this house. City Spouse especially… he has a serious, not-to-be-reckoned-with craving for sugar. (Which is a horrible habit, but I’m not fighting about it anymore.)
I love the normal old cooked fudge recipes, but sometimes I like to switch up the texture a bit.
My grandmother had this amazing baked fudge that we all just went nuts for every year at Christmas get-togethers. I don’t know if it’s the taste or the texture that draws me in, or maybe it’s just nostalgia, but I love this fudge.
There’s something about old family recipes that makes the holiday season seem a little bit warmer and cozy. I don’t have a large family. I only have 1 sister and my Dad left in my immediate family, and my sister lives 150 miles away and my dad can’t drive anymore. It’s harder than it used to be to get them all together for the holidays.
This year, I’m hoping to plan a “baking day” with some of my friends, and I’m hoping that I get more people on board with having a cookie exchange. I think that most people think it’s too much work anymore. I try and remind them of the memories that they made with their grandmothers in the kitchen over a bowl of cookie dough.
The family just doesn’t seem as important as it once was. And I am trying to change that attitude in MY family.
This year, gather up your loved ones and make some new memories over a batch of my baked fudge. Remember, there is a reason that we all congregate in the kitchen. Past generations knew the value of communion over food with family. Let’s do our best to continue that tradition to future generations.
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 cup four
- 3/4 cup nuts, chopped
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- Mix all the ingredients in the order listed.
- Pour batter into a greased 9-by-13 inch pan. Bake at 300F for 45 min. to an hour.
- Let cool.
- Cut into 1 x 1" squares.
- Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
- Yields approx. 117 fudge squares.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!