Caramel Fudge Cutouts

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“What better candy to share at Christmas than fudge? This fudge can be cut with cookie cutters to present a more unique presentation to your holiday candy gifts! From Southern Living.”
READY IN:
45mins
YIELD:
16 Cutouts
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Butter an aluminum foil-lined 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.
  2. Butter the inside of a large heavy saucepan.
  3. Combine sugar and cocoa in saucepan; stir in milk and corn syrup.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Add 4 Tablespoons butter, stirring until butter melts.
  6. Cover and simmer over medium heat 3 minutes.
  7. Uncover and cook, without stirring, until candy thermometer registers 238° (about 15 minutes).
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter and remaining ingredients.
  10. Do not stir.
  11. Let mixture cool to 130° (about 40 minutes).
  12. Beat fudge by hand with a wooden spoon until it thickens and begins to lose its gloss (about 10 minutes).
  13. Quickly spread fudge into prepared pan; let cool completely.
  14. Lift fudge out of pan with foil; invert fudge onto a cutting board, and discard foil.
  15. Cut desired shapes using 2-inch cookie cutters, or cut fudge into 1 1/2-inch squares.

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