Pawpaw's Favorite Fudge

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One of my prized possessions is my Mamaw’s recipe book, which my parents gave to me when I graduated from culinary school.

I love looking back through her recipes, especially around the holidays.

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I knew exactly what I wanted to make when this challenge came up—one of my favorite recipes, listed as “Ken’s Favorite Fudge.”

Ken was my Papaw’s name, and he loved my Mamaw’s fudge recipe.

I decided to update it a little and rename it Sea Salt Butterscotch Fudge.

Making Mawmaw’s recipes bring back such great memories, and make me feel like I am right next to her in the kitchen again.


Sea Salt Butterscotch Fudge


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 5 hard butterscotch candies, crushed
  • Maldon sea salt, for a garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan, mix the sugar, cocoa powder, and cornstarch. Then add the almond milk and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium heat until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage—240°F on a candy thermometer. DO NOT STIR while it is on the heat.
  3. Pour the cooked fudge into a pre-greased pan, then sprinkle the crushed butterscotch candies and sea salt on top. Allow the fudge to set completely—about 30 to 45 minutes.
  4. Cut into squares for all to enjoy!
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