Any dessert recipe that looks easy and tastes delicious is a winner in my book. In fact, the process of making fudge has come a long way since its appearance in the late 1800s. The first known mention of fudge has been found in a letter from Vassar College student Emelyn Battersby Hartridge. After she made 30 pounds for the Vassar Senior Auction, word of the delicious treat spread throughout other women's colleges, with many schools creating their own special recipes. While tasty, the original fudge recipe can be a little tricky. This trickiness gave rise to a myriad of "foolproof" recipe variations. If you still want to give the original a try, skip the salt and substitute cream for condensed milk.