CHOCOLATE FUDGE (Marie's Old-Fashioned)

Teresa G.

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This is the fudge by which I measure all others. The recipe was my grandmother's and was passed to my mother. Mom only made this delicious, creamy chocolate confection once a year. A very special treat for a very special holiday... Christmas.


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Serves:

25 pieces (depends on how it's cut)

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 oz
unsweetened chocolate
2/3 c
evaporated milk
2 c
white granulated sugar
1 Tbsp
light corn syrup
2 Tbsp
salted butter plus extra for greasing 8"x8" pan
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Chop chocolate into small pieces; add chocolate to 2 quart nonreactive saucepan.
2
To the chocolate in saucepan, add evaporated milk, sugar and corn syrup.
3
Cook over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves and chocolate is melted.
4
Heat to boiling; cover and cook 3 minutes. (Steam in covered pan will help wash down crystals on sides of pan.)
5
Uncover and cook to softball stage, 235-240ºF (112-116ºC) stirring the mixture frequently. (Soft-ball stage is when a small amount of sugar syrup is dropped into very cold water and it forms a ball that does not hold its shape when pressed with your fingers.)
6
Remove from heat; add 2 tablespoons butter and allow to cool, undisturbed, to lukewarm. (May place pan in cold water to speed cooling. It is very important to not allow any water to come into contact with the chocolate, and very important not to stir until cooled.)
7
While mixture cools, lightly grease 8"x8" or 9"x9" pan or baking dish.
8
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla to mixture when cool.
9
With sturdy, wooden spoon, beat mixture by hand until thickened, but not too stiff to pour.
10
Pour into prepared pan/dish and smooth to level.
11
When firm, loosen from pan and turn out onto wax paper.
12
Cut into bite-sized pieces .
13
Keep covered or in an airtight container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom