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Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge

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“My mom used to make this fudge recipe for holidays and it has always been a favorite of the family.”
READY IN:
45mins
SERVES:
36
YIELD:
36 Pieces
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 23 dark unsweetened cocoa, I like Hershey's Cocoa Powder
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 cups whole milk
  • 14 cup butter
  • 12 cup pecans, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Line 8 or 9 inch square pan with foil.
  2. Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in a heavy 4-quart saucepan.
  3. Stir in whole milk.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a full rolling boil.
  5. Boil without stirring until mixture reaches 234 degrees on a candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a soft ball.
  6. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Do Not Stir. Cool at room temperature to 110 degrees.
  7. Stir in pecans.
  8. Beat with a wooden spoon until fudge thickens and just begins to loose some of its gloss.
  9. Quickly spread into prepared pan.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Cut into square.
  12. Store in a tightly covered container at room temperature.

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