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Homemade Fudge Recipe with Balsamic

I love the combo of balsamic with chocolate, so I had to try adding it to a basic fudge recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic fudge, balsamic fudge recipe, homemade fudge
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 260kcal


  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 lb bittersweet or semisweet chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 2 T unsalted butter
  • 1/4 C balsamic vinegar* plus 2 T for brushing on top of the fudge I used saba, which is a very expensive traditional aged balsamic. However, the best balsamic that you care to spend your money on will do. I will tell you though that saba is amazing and would make a superb gift for any balsamic lover.


  • Line the bottom and sides of an 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan (20 x 20 x 5 cm) with aluminum foil. Make sure you go up the sides. You can then easily lift the sides to take the fudge out of the pan when it's done.
  • Combine the condensed milk, chopped chocolate, and butter in a stainless steel bowl and place over a saucepan of simmering water.
  • Melt the chocolate mixture, stirring frequently. Make sure the mixture doesn't get too hot or the fudge may be grainy.
  • Stir until smooth (it will be very thick).
  • Remove from heat and stir in the balsamic.
  • Spread the fudge into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with an offset spatula.
  • Let stand at room temperature for a couple of hours.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush some balsamic on top of the fudge and let sit for another hour or so until the balsamic is a bit less liquidy and simply sticky.
  • Carefully remove the fudge from the pan by lifting the edges of the foil. With a long, sharp knife, cut the fudge into pieces.
  • Store in the refrigerator for several days, or freeze, well wrapped, for several months. Let thaw at room temperature, unwrapped, for a few hours before eating.


*Should you not want to add the balsamic, feel free to leave it off and replace with 2 t of vanilla extract.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1.9mg