olde fashioned fudge

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By Candace Lemings
from Port Hudson, LA

Practice makes perfect! (I haven't gotten it quite right just yet, but my mom is an expert!)

serves ~6 to 8
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For olde fashioned fudge

  • 2 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 2 oz
    unsweetened chocolate, cut up (or 3 tbsp cocoa + 1 tbsp oil or shortening)
  • 1 tsp
    light corn syrup
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    chopped nuts (optional)

How To Make olde fashioned fudge

  • 1
    Line a 9x5" pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Butter foil and set aside.
  • 2
    Butter sides of a heavy duty 2 quart pot.
  • 3
    In pot, combine sugar, milk, chocolate and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium-high heat till mixture boils.
  • 4
    Reduce heat to medium-low and continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, stirring frequently till soft ball stage (234 degrees).
  • 5
    Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla but DO NOT STIR!
  • 6
    Let cool about 50 minutes (till 110 degrees).
  • 7
    Beat mixture vigorously till fudge begins to thicken. If desired, add nuts.
  • 8
    Continue beating till fudge is thick and begins to lose its glossy look (About 10 minutes).
  • 9
    Immediately spread fudge into prepared pan. Score into squares while still warm.