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Brenda Gantt’s Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Brenda Gantt, a name renowned in the world of cooking, has become synonymous with delicious and comfort-filled Southern cuisine. 
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 40
Calories: 150kcal


  • Baking pan
  • mixing cups
  • mixing spoons


  • 4 cups quality dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cans 28 ounces of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract


  • Line an 8×8 inch square pan with parchment paper, ensuring there’s an overhang for later removal.
  • In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and condensed milk. Heat and bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to medium-low heat.
  • Add butter and chocolate chips to the saucepan, stirring until the mixture becomes smooth and well combined. Don’t forget to stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, spreading it out evenly. If desired, add toppings and gently press them in. Allow the fudge to cool for 2-3 hours at room temperature.
  • Once the fudge has thoroughly cooled, use the parchment paper overhang to lift it from the pan. Use a sharp knife to cut it into squares, and it’s ready to be enjoyed!


  • For a softer fudge, use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate.
  • Make sure to use high-quality ingredients for the best results.
  • If you want to get creative, try adding different toppings such as crushed cookies, sea salt, or even bacon for a salty-sweet twist.
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