Foolproof Chocolate Fudge

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A holiday classic, this decadent chocolate fudge is perfect for making in large batches and sharing with friends and family.

Makes: 24 pieces
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons Mirage Margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


    1. Grease an 8×8 inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper.
    2. Combine sugar, cocoa, and milk in a medium saucepan. Stir to blend, then bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer. Do not stir again.

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    1. Place candy thermometer in pan and cook until temperature reaches 216°F (102°C). If you are not using a thermometer, cook until a drop of this mixture in a cup of cold water forms a soft ball. Feel the ball with your fingers to make sure it is the right consistency. It should flatten when pressed between your fingers.

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    1. Remove from heat. Add margarine and vanilla extract. Beat with a wooden spoon until the fudge loses its sheen.
    2. Pour into prepared pan and let cool for 30 minutes. Cut into about 24 squares.

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Chef Notes

    • For a festive version of the rich dessert, stir in two teaspoons of peppermint extract to the mix when you remove it from the heat.

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