Quick & Simple Fudge

If you’re searching for a little something festive to whip up for your family and friends this holiday season, look no further!  This fudge is fun and very easy to make, and it is sure to please the masses.  The recipe comes from the back of a good old Domino Sugar box, and Anne has been making it for years.  The texture is smooth and silky, and each square practically melts in your mouth.

Quick & Simple Fudge (via Domino Sugar)


  • 1 package of Domino confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • (optional: 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans)


  1. Grease 1 cookie sheet and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, add all ingredients except the nuts.
  3. Stir the mixture constantly over a simmer until it is well-combined and uniform.
  4. Remove from heat and add nuts, if desired.
  5. Spread the mixture quickly into the cookie sheet, smoothing it with a spatula.
  6. Refrigerate for 2+ hours and cut into squares.

Makes approximately two dozen bite-sized pieces.  (We tripled the recipe for holiday gifts.)

From Scissors & Sage

Packaging the fudge: here’s where hoarding comes in handy!  In the photo above, the fudge has been packaged to share in a repurposed stationery box.  Use waxed paper to line the box and you’ll be good to go!  This box’s clear plastic lid displays the cool geometrical pattern of the folded wax paper.

In the below photo, blocks of fudge have been individually wrapped and packaged in berry cartons (thanks for collecting them, Mom!).  Wrap each block in waxed paper and secure with a knot of baker’s twine.

In order to cut even blocks, some edges needed to be trimmed.  Keep the scraps in a Ziploc bag in the freezer, and take them out as an ice cream topping or to whip up a batch of fudge chunk cookies.

Happy baking!


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