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Fixing Fudge?

My fudge is grainy and not completely setting; can I fix it somehow?

By Cynthia

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January 31, 20120 found this helpful
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Not an expert but my thoughts are that you haven't let the sugar melt completely (thus the grainy feeling) And not cooking it long enough (not setting up). Sometimes it takes experimenting to get a recipe just right.

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February 1, 20121 found this helpful
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On the back of a marshmallow creme jar is a fudge recipe that is easy, comes out great every time and you don't have to worry about it not setting or being grainy. It's a lot easier than the old fashioned kind, and my family likes it better.

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December 8, 20160 found this helpful

Best answer that is a winner, not some lame passed down idea from dead Aunt Tilly. Also in the recipe on the marshmallow creme jar it tells you to let it boil for 5 minutes, until the temperature reaches 234 degrees. I found out many years ago that cooking too long makes it grainy.

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Cooking for the proper time and temp is key; more time is not always better, sometimes it is just more. Every year my fudge, which is given as gifts, gets rave reviews. I hope this helps as fudge making is such a rewarding labor of love.

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December 23, 20160 found this helpful

Just used the recipe on the back of the marshmallow creme and grainy fudge. I am hopeless at making fudge. Every year the same thing...I think I've tried every no fail recipe. Never lost a batch of divinity though..... I'll try the lid and give up the stirring constantly for 5 min.

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December 9, 20170 found this helpful

I made the marshmallow creme fudge & it is somewhat grainy. Don't know what I did wrong.

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November 23, 20180 found this helpful

The marshmallow cream jar recipe is what I used and mine came out grainy:(. I dont usually have this issue but I did this time. Im careful to do everything exact so Im really bummed

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December 17, 20180 found this helpful

Sadly this is the fudge I am researching about. Back of jar, fantasy fudge, came out gritty as can be.

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December 17, 20180 found this helpful

For what it is worth I am going to share what I learned today. I came on this site trying to find out how to NOT make gritty fudge. After reading several suggestions I changed several factors in how I made a batch today vs how I made it yesterday. Today's batch was the absolute best fudge I have ever made. I'm not 100% sure which of these changes made the difference but I will share all of them.

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I always use the recipe on the back of the marshmallow jar so this is about that recipe.
1. I barely melted the butter and evaporated milk on low just until it was liquid. I tilted the pan so that the butter would grease the pan about 1/2 inch higher than the melted butter level. Then I pulled it off the heat and slowly (very slowly) poured the sugar into the middle of the melted butter. One cup at a time wetting it throughly before adding the next. After all the sugar was mixed in, I washed my wooden spoon and dried it, making sure to get any crystals completely off. There were no crystals on the sides of the pan at all.
2. I used a heavier 3qt saucepan than the revere ware one from yesterday.
3. I used a digital thermometer and pulled it based on 234 degrees rather than guessing the rolling boil and timing it.
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4. When I stirred it I did not stir in a round motion around the pot. I stirred outward to inward, mixing everything toward the center and only a couple times slowly in a circular motion just so it didn't burn.
I think the biggest difference was wetting all the sugar in the melted butter. I hope this helps others to make non gritty fudge.

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December 23, 20180 found this helpful

I used the jar of marshmallow cream and the fudge still turned out grainy. Wa happened?

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August 15, 20190 found this helpful

Yes & the recipe worked great when I lived in Texas, but it always turns out grainy since moving to Colorado, & I'm not moving back to Texas just to be able to make great fudge! :)

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December 20, 20190 found this helpful

I used the recipe on the back of the jar, the fudge set but it was grainy. I guess I will start over.

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Anonymous
December 21, 20150 found this helpful

The fantasy fudge recipe can be grainy too, even when cooked exactly as the marshmallow jar states. I will try cream of tartar and I will make sure the sugar is cane sugar next time.

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Anonymous
December 23, 20150 found this helpful

That is the exact recipie that I have been using for years. It has always turned out perfect. This time it is grainy. I am so disappointed.

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December 11, 20160 found this helpful

I always use this recipe too, and mine turned out grainy for the first time, so I don't know what I did.

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December 19, 20190 found this helpful

it might be the sugar, my Mom used the same recipe for decades and found out different brands come out differtent

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Anonymous
December 2, 20190 found this helpful

I used the Marshmallow recipe. I
<ve made it 4 years people love it now 2 batches grainy

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