I have a recipe from the 1960’s that calls for a large bag of chocolate chips how many ounces was that back then?

It’s for fudge



drbabs November 10, 2021
I was alive and baking (with my mom) then, and I remember there being two sizes of bags of chocolate chips. The small was 6 ounces, and the large was 12 ounces.

AntoniaJames November 10, 2021
Based on some ads I've unearthed showing fudge recipes for Nestlé chocolate "morsels" (love that) and Carnation evaporated milk (key ingredient), and back of the can / bag recipes using those two products, e.g., https://recipecurio.com/holiday-fudge-recipe-clipping/ , I'd use a 12 ounce bag. For many years, Nestlé only sold their morsels in 6 ounce bags, from what I can tell. I cannot imagine a 6 ounce bag being called a "large bag." ;o)
Nancy November 10, 2021
Another source for you - websites with recipes by decade.
Perhaps a recipe on a 1960s site will have a similar fudge or specify chocolate chips by package size.
AntoniaJames November 10, 2021
What are the other ingredients / amounts, in the fudge recipe you have? I have several fudge recipes from the 1960's (or possibly they were created earlier - they came into our possession when I was a child / teenager during that decade) which I could use to help you figure this out. ;o)
Bake U. November 26, 2021
Hello, I wonder if you can help me? I have that recipe for fudge from Nestle, and I can't find it. I know all the ingredients by heart and after years of making it, I don't remember the measurements. You'd think I would since I make it every year for Christmas, and my mom did for us growing up. I don't suppose you'd like to give a hand? No one has this recipe. It can't be found. Key ingredients, powdered sugar, and Crisco.
AntoniaJames November 26, 2021

Does the recipe also call for marshmallow cream? I find that doing an image search on Google often helps in finding very old recipes that likely were included in advertisements in magazines (as many recipes with a brand name likely were). I also go to Google Books, although their snippet views usually offer partial clues, and not access to complete information.

For example, I found a recipe for fudge made from Nestle’s chocolate chips doing an image search for Nestle’s + fudge. Clicking on the image took me to this recipe: https://clickamericana.com/recipes/dessert-recipes/marshmallow-cream-fudge-recipe-1963

Running the same search in Google Books, it offered a search result that was considerably more helpful than the linked page. The text on the search result page, for a 1961 McCall’s magazine article about that Marshmallow Cream Fudge recipe, says that shortening can be substituted for the butter in the original recipe.

Does this help? ;o)
Bake U. January 3, 2024
I have the same recipe and have the measurements a bit off this year. Can't find the original card. It's too soft and the evaporated milk seeps through. My mom's been making it all my life. I was born in the '60s so we know it came then or before. Nestle has a different recipe that is not as old as the one we have. If you can find the exact measurements, my email is [email protected]. I'll do the same. We're going off memory right now. I'd write out the recipe, but in all of these years, we've only given it out 5 times.
Nancy November 10, 2021
Suggest you write to one of the major American makers of chocolate products...bars, chips, cocoa...and ask them.
Maybe their product history can tell you.
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