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Fudge Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ellis Cooper

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 cups sugar
1 cup milk (3/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup cream
2 heaping Tbsp cocoa
1/4 cup Karo syrup
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts - optional

Directions:
Directions:
Cook until it comes to a boil and forms a soft ball in water. ( 8-9 minutes).
Remove from stove and add 1 stick butter and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat until creamy and almost hard. Add pecans (optional) and pour on a greased plate
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Notes included on the recipe: Measure all ingredients in advance prior to starting. Whisk cocoa and salt into sugar. Add Karo and milk. Whisk in pan on stove. When mixture starts to bubble, set timer for 8 minutes. Stir constantly. At 7 minutes, start to check for soft ball in water. ( Takes about 9 minutes). Remove from stove and add butter. Set in cold water. Whip with whisk . While still stiff, starting to lose sheen, add vanilla, then nuts (optional). Stir until ready to pour in buttered pan. Quickly smooth out by shaking pan. Let cool and cut into small squares while still hot.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
24 pieces
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 1/2 hr preparation
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Traditional Family Recipe. Ellis served this wonderful fudge every Christmas. It tastes very much like the fudge my mother made (or tried to make). It is more difficult to get just right than recipes with Marshmallow Creme, but the cocoa/sugar flavor is unique to this traditional version. If you would like to use a candy thermometer, let it reach 238 degrees
. Love to all, Mimi

 

 

 

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