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This is a creamy old-fashioned fudge. Please don't skimp on the bourbon...use a fine one, such as Four Roses or Woodford Reserve. Maker's Mark is also acceptable. Always remember what every Kentuckian knows: Whiskey is no substitute for bourbon!
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- 1In a heavy saucepan, mix sugar and cocoa until blended.
- 2Add milk and stir until blended.
- 3Add heat and slowly bring mixture to a boil. Allow mixture to boil up and dissolve sugar crystals on the sides of the pan.
- 4Boil until candy reaches the soft ball stage (230-240 degrees), stirring constantly.
- 5To test for "soft ball stage" drop a little of the candy mixture in clean, ice cold water. If you can roll it around with your finger and it holds together, it's ready.
- 6Remove from heat, and stir in bourbon.
- 7"Beat" mixture with a spoon, stirring briskly until the candy starts to crust around the sides of the saucepan and the mixture thickens considerably.
- 8Pour into a buttered 9x13 glass dish. Allow to cool slightly and cut into squares.
- 9Press a whole pecan into the top of each square.
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Nutritional Facts for Kentucky Bourbon Fudge
Serving Size: 1 (181 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 846.5
- Calories from Fat 387
- Total Fat 43.0 g
- Saturated Fat 4.6 g
- Cholesterol 6.1 mg
- Sodium 27.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 112.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 5.9 g
- Sugars 105.1 g
- Protein 7.6 g