5 ingredients come together to make delectable brown sugar fudge. It’s perfect for the holidays or to indulge a sweet tooth.Jump to Recipe
Fudge is probably one of the most overlooked dessert recipes. It’s much easier than it seems, and usually only requires a few ingredients. There are so many ways to make fudge and so many flavors. While we’ve been trying a lot recently, this brown sugar fudge has been one of my favorites.
Brown sugar is a great combination of the sweet goodness of sugar (yes, I have a massive sweet tooth) and the grounding flavor of molasses. Combine that with the thickness of evaporated milk plus some vanilla and powdered sugar all in melted butter and you have fudge!
The minimum required for traditional fudge is sugar, butter, and some type of milk. After that, you can add any flavors you want to the mixture or to the top. We’ve made a variety of flavors this year, including Butter-Pecan Fudge, Double Chocolate Fudge, and Treacle Fudge. They are all unique because of the added ingredients.
Step by Step
Line a 2.5 quart baking dish with parchment paper. Gather your ingredients so you have them ready to go.
In a medium saucepan, over low heat, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar and evaporated milk. Stir constantly until the mixture begins to boil and reaches 240F on a candy thermometer (soft-ball stage).
Remove from the heat and pour into a mixing bowl. Add the vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Mix with an electric mixer on low until the sugar is incorporated, about 3-5 minutes. If you want to use your stand mixer like I did set it to the stir setting.
Pour the fudge into the prepared baking dish. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Use the parchment paper to remove the brown sugar fudge from the pan. Cut into one-inch square pieces.
Place the brown sugar fudge in airtight containers. If you live in a warm and humid climate like we do, you’ll want to store this in the refrigerator. Otherwise, it can be left on the counter in its container.
Originally Published On: November 27, 2020
Brown Sugar Fudge
- 8 tbsp butter (salted)
- 3 cups brown sugar
- 5 oz evaporated milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Line a 2.5 quart baking dish with parchment paper
- In a medium saucepan, over low heat, melt the butter
- Add the brown sugar and evaporated milk
- Stir constantly until the mixture begins to boil and reaches 240F on a candy thermometer (soft ball stage)
- Remove from the heat and pour into a mixing bowl
- Add the vanilla extract and powdered sugar
- Mix with an electric mixer on low until the sugar is incorporated, about 3-5 minutes
- Pour the fudge into the prepared baking dish
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
- Use the parchment paper to remove the brown sugar fudge from the pan
- Cut into one-inch square pieces
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
25 thoughts on “Brown Sugar Fudge – Only 5 Ingredients”
I’m not usually a big fudge eater but I love anything brown sugar! I may try this 🙂
Yes! Brown sugar is the best 🙂
I love anything that only has a few ingredients and this fudge looks delicious.
The fewer the ingredients, the better! It usually means less clean-up, too 🙂
My sons ate the first batch so quickly I didn’t even get a taste! I hid some after the second batch and it really is delicious!
My boys have done that to me before, too!
So indulgent and delicious! We will definitely be making this again!
I’m glad you enjoyed it, we have made it a few times, too 🙂
I always avoided making fudge because I thought it was super complicated. You have taught me otherwise! Will be making this all year long from now on!
I did for a long time, too. Now I’ve made a few different types and it’s much easier than you’d think! Especially if you have a candy thermometer.
Looks like you and I have the same sweet tooth. This brown sugar fudge is awesome!
Ugh, that sweet tooth can be so hard sometimes!
This sounds divine. As a fudge and brown sugar lover, I can’t think of anything sweeter! 😉 Can’t wait to try these out since it’s so simple!
I can’t wait to do your recipe, I love fudge but never tried to make it at home. So good….
I never knew brown sugar fudge was a thing. I would definitely like to try this type of fudge out soon.
I have tons of brown sugar in the pantry, so I’m excited to try this fudge recipe! 🙂
Holy cow, that looks good! It feels like giant squares of caramel almost. I have to make this.
I love anything made with brown sugar. This fudge looks very tasty.
This is interesting, I never tried the sugar fudge before. I will try to get it. Thank you for this yummy recipe!
I’ve been wanting to make fudge with my daughters for a while. They do love fudge and it would be great to teach them how to make it.
Wow, this is only with 5 ingredients? That’s easy and amazing. I would love to try it.
I love fudge and always will. Like you said, it doesn’t get the talk that it once did. In the past, it was more commonplace. I can remember my grandma making a plate of fudge to serve her grandkids. It was always something to look forward to when we visited.
Ooohhhh….alright then. I hope it can do a similar job to the original crystalline sugar, in my tea. Thanks for sharing about it.
Woah, i didn’t know that it was this easy to make fudge! I wanna run to the grocery and then give this recipe a try!
I’m not a fan of sweet dishes but this one looks good to me. I may try once.