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Brown Sugar Chocolate Fudge

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Classic chocolate fudge made with brown sugar.  This fudge makes great gifts! 

Brown Sugar Chocolate Fudge

Fudge is classically made with granulated sugar but this recipe uses brown sugar.  Brown sugar has molasses added into the sugar which makes it brown but it also changes the texture and the flavor of baked goods.  

Classic chocolate fudge made with brown sugar cut into squares.

Easy to Make Fudge

This fudge is incredibly easy to make and it only takes about 5 minutes on the stovetop.  Once the fudge ingredients are heated in the saucepan, they're transferred to the parchment paper-lined baking dish.  The fudge sets up once it's chilling and should be allowed to chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours. 

Sliced fudge on a speckled serving platter.

It's important to not overheat the fudge and end up burning it.  Keeping the burner on medium heat will help prevent any burning as well as stirring constantly for the 5 minutes that it's on the stove.  

For any toppings that may be added to the fudge, add them after the fudge is added to the baking dish.  That way the toppings harden into the fudge and the toppings won't fall off when serving. 

Fudge Toppings

Fudge is tasty by itself but it can be garnished with many different toppings.  I personally like to add my salted caramel sauce to the top of the fudge before it sets so that it seeps down into the fudge.

Some tasty and easy toppings for fudge include:

  • Nuts
    • Peanuts
    • Cashews
    • Almonds
    • Pecans
    • Hazelnut
  • Cranberries
  • Toffee Bits
  • Pretzels
Classic chocolate fudge made with brown sugar stacked on serving paddle.

Classic Chocolate Fudge for Gifts

Fudge makes fun and tasty gifts to give during the Holidays.  Decorating the fudge squares with crushed peppermint or even gifting them with candy canes is not only easy but makes really cute gifts!  

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📖 Recipe

Yield: 24 squares

Brown Sugar Chocolate Fudge

Brown Sugar Chocolate Fudge

Classic chocolate fudge made with brown sugar. This fudge makes great gifts!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 ⅔ cup light brown, sugar, packed, I used Imperial Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup evaporated milk


  1. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the sugar, butter, evaporated milk, and salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Stir constantly and boil for about 5 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips and vanilla.
  5. Cream together until smooth.
  6. Pour into the 8x8 dish and chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours to allow it to set.
  7. Cut into 24 squares and store them in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Eileen Knoud

Saturday 4th of February 2023

I didn't believe this recipe would come out right - after all, only 2 tbs of butter instead of 2 cups? Wouldn't it be dry? And where was the Marshmallow Fluff?? Well I was almost out of white sugar but I had plenty of light brown, and so I took a chance. Please believe me when I say this will be my "go-to" fudge recipe from now on. Not only was it easy (One pot, folks - count 'em, ONE) but the results were everything I want in a fudge - dark brown, smooth, easy to cut and absolutely delicious! The only thing I changed was leaving out the salt, since I only had salted butter. Momma needed FUDGE tonight, and I'm so glad you were there!

Phyllis Collins

Wednesday 16th of November 2022

Brown sugar chocolate fudge can it be used as icing on a cake


Wednesday 16th of November 2022

This fudge is very thick, I am not sure that it would work okay.


Sunday 3rd of November 2019


Wendy Klik

Thursday 17th of October 2019

Fudge makes such a nice homemade gift for teachers, coworkers, host gifts, etc.


Thursday 17th of October 2019

I haven't made fudge in years... This looks super good! :]!

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