Brown Sugar Fudge

Holiday Baking Recipes | 2 comments

This is my favorite fudge. I don’t like nuts in my fudge, so I make it without them, and with the lightest brown sugar I can find. Yummy!

Brown Sugar Fudge

Joan Donogh
Classic brown sugar fudge.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 7 inch square pan


  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk e.g. Carnation
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup chopped nuts optional


  • Mix sugar, salt, syrup, butter and Carnation milk together in a large saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the soft ball stage is reached (236 degrees F. on a candy thermometer).
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Stir in vanilla and nuts if using. Beat until thick and creamy.
  • Turn into buttered pan (7 inch square or 8 inch round), cool, and cut into squares.



  1. Terry

    This looks like a good and easy fudge recipe, which I intend to try this week, but rather than corn syrup, will it change anything if I use maple syrup instead of corn syrup. Thank you.

    • Joan

      Yes, corn syrup has specific properties that prevent sugar from crystallizing.


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