Cookbook 2009: Julie Grayum

Mama’s Fudge


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter


In a heavy pan, mix and cook sugar. Salt, cocoa, and milk stirring only until it begins to boil, then lower heat. Cook for about 45 minutes until a little dropped into a small amount of water forms a perfect ball. Remove from fire and vanilla, butter, and pecans.

Mix lightly, then set aside to cool until it loses some of its gloss; then beat until it seems dull and thickened. Pour into buttered pan and cut into squares.