The traditional fudge dessert dates back to the late 1800s, but this treat is anything but old! With just 5 ingredients, you can make this tasty Easy Brown Sugar Fudge treat in no time at all.
5 Ingredient Brown Sugar Fudge
Reach into your pantry, you may even find the 5 simple ingredients needed for this sweet treat. All you need is brown sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla, butter and powdered sugar. Let me warn you, though, it’s easy and it’s delicious, it may be impossible to have just one bite!
Making Brown Sugar Fudge
These delectable bites start with lining an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Leave some parchment paper hanging over the edge of the pan – I’ll tell you why in a moment.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan, over low heat.
Once melted, add the brown sugar and evaporated milk. Stir constantly until boiling begins. Grab a candy thermometer. It should read 240F and be in the soft ball stage.
At this point, remove from the heat and pour into a separate bowl. Add in vanilla extract powdered sugar and mix. I prefer to use an electric mixer, on low. Mix until the powdered sugar is completely incorporated. This takes about 3-5 minutes.
Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Now remember above when I suggested leaving some of the parchment paper outside of the baking dish? This is for the removal. You can grab the edges of the parchment paper and pull. This will release the whole block of fudge from the baking dish.
Cut into 1 inch pieces & they are ready to enjoy!
Enjoying This Sweet Treat
This recipe yields about 40 pieces, so there are plenty to enjoy and share. This fudge makes a great gift or as part of a holiday treat tray.
Easy 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 an 8x8 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 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer. 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 fudge mixture into the prepared dish. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Remove from fridge, then remove from baking dish by pulling up on the parchment paper. Cut into one-inch squares.