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Old Fashioned Cocoa Fudge Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Debbie (Westervelt) Gerwick
Added: Thursday, February 10, 2011

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 c. sugar
2/3 c. HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1/8 tsp salt
1-1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:
Directions:
Line 8-or 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Butter foil. Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in heavy 4-quart saucepan; stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to full rolling boil. Boil, without stirring, until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water, forms a soft ball which flattens when removed from water. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. DO NOT STIR. Cool at room temperature to 110F (lukewarm). Beat with wooden spoon until fudge thickens and just begins to lose some of its gloss. Quickly spread into prepared pan; cool completely. Cut into squares. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature. (Note from Hershey's - For best results, do not double this recipe. This is one of our most requested recipes, but also one of our most difficult. The directions must be followed exactly. Beat too little and the fudge is too soft. Beat too long and it becomes hard and sugary.)

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
36 pieces or 1-3/4 pounds.
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20-25 mins
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Growing up, rainy Sunday afternoons meant making fudge. It was always a little "iffy" as to whether we could cut it into squares or have to eat it with a spoon!

 

 

 

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