Fudge is a type of sugar candy that is made by mixing sugar, butter and milk, heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency. In texture, this crystalline candy falls in between fondants and hard caramels.
It is an American invention. Most believe the first batch was a result of an accidental batch of caramels, hence the name “fudge”. The first known sale of fudge was in 1886 in a local Baltimore grocery store in the USA.