Old-Fashioned Brown Sugar Fudge Recipe

“An easy old-fashioned fudge recipe made with brown sugar, cream, and butter along with a hint of vanilla. A delicious confectionary that is creamy, sweet, and melts in your mouth!”

- The Delicious Spoon

Brown Sugar

main ingredient:


– 3 cups brown sugar packed lightly – 1 cup granulated sugar – 1 cup heavy cream – 2 tbsp unsalted butter – 1/2 tsp salt – 1 tsp vanilla

Old-Fashioned Brown Sugar Fudge (Penuche)


20 Pieces


Dessert,  Treat

prep time

20 Minutes


American, Canadian, Italian

1. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, cream and salt to a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Stir until butter and sugar are melted and combined. Stop stirring.


2. Bring the sugar to a boil and stop stirring. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cook until the sugar reaches 236°F. Test using the soft ball method by adding some of the candy mixture to a cup of cold water. If a soft candy ball forms then the fudge is cooked.


3. Remove from heat and let cool to 110F. Once cooled add the vanilla and quickly beat with a wooden spoon until the fudge becomes smooth, lighter in colour and loses it shininess to a matte texture.


4. Pour the fudge quickly into an 8" X 8" glass dish lined with parchment paper. Push the fudge into the corners of the pan with the wooden spoon or spatula and smooth off the top. Let cool completely for about 1 hour and then cut into squares.


5.  Store in a sealed container on the counter for up to 3 weeks.



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