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Well-made, smooth fudge is created by heating sugar, butter, milk, corn syrup, chocolate and other ingredients to 234 degrees Fahrenheit before letting cool to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. It is not mixed during the cooling process. The cooled fudge is then stirred continuously for about 15 minutes or until it begins to set. Afterward it is poured into a wax lined pan where it is hardens for a few hours. The shaped fudge can then be cut and consumed. It's a time consuming process, so avoid throwing away hard fudge by learning how to soften the sweet treat.

Bread in a Bag

Place the hard fudge in a plastic bag.

Place a piece of bread or a damp paper towel in the bag.

Seal the bag closed and let the fudge set over night. The fudge will soften as it absorbs the moisture released by the paper towel or bread.

Microwave It

Slice the fudge into small cubes no larger than 1-by-1 inch. Larger pieces may soften around the edges and remain hard in the center.

Arrange the fudge on a microwave safe plate. For best results, space the fudge so it is not touching.

Place the plate of fudge in the microwave. Close the door and press "Time Cook." Press "15" and the "Start" button.