My Mother's Cocoa Peanut Butter Fudge

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Total Time
5 mins
16 mins

My mother makes this all the time. When I was a little girl, she would make it Christmas eve. The smell, for me, is what Christmas should smell like.

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  1. Mix sugar, cocoa, milk, syrup, and salt in a heavy, deep pot.
  2. Turn to high and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. When the mixture is at a rolling boil, turn down to medium and cook until soft ball stage or 236°F.
  3. Stirring constantly once it's at the right temperature, remove from heat, add the butter, peanut butter and vanilla; stir until well mixed.
  4. Quickly pour into an 8x8 square pan that has been buttered. Allow to cool before cutting.
  5. If you like nuts, you may add 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, walnuts, or peanuts when you add butter, peanut butter and vanilla.