Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
We had this candy at a sauerkraut festival in Waynesville Ohio..just had to buy the cookbook...great tasting..no will know it is sauerkraut in here
- 1 1⁄4 cups cocoa powder
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup sauerkraut, drained, chopped
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 4 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 10 ounces miniature marshmallows
- Boil sugar, cocoa and evaporated milk to soft boil stage.(234*).
- Add chocolate chips and vanilla and stir till chips are melted.
- Beat in marshmallows and kraut(KRAUT MUST BE WELL RINSED AND DRAINED.ALMOST DRY.).
- Beat till thoroughly combined.and pour into buttered pans to set.
- Cool and cut into squares.
This is so incredibly chocolaty and No you cannot tell that it is sauerkraut! If you love chocolate, you will love this it is supperdy dupperdy chocolaty candy and I would say it is most like fudge. In making this, first reaction is Wow that is a lot of chocolate and not too much milk and it was thick in the pot like chocolaty lava. The temperature bounced around 210, then hit, and stayed at 216 and then quicker then lightning it was at 234 I am so glad that I have a digital thermometer so watch if you do not have an alarm thermometer, before I could get it off the stove it was 238. Then be prepared because as soon as I put the chocolate chips in it became stiff and you really have to stir hard I recommend a mixer. Then as soon as I put the marshmallows in it got soft again. In went the sauerkraut and in the refrigerator for about 3-4 hours to cool, I put it in a small pan so it is about a 1 Ã‚Â½ Ã¢â‚¬Å“thick. Next time and yep, I might make this again for special occasions, I will put it in a bigger pan, and I will line it with wax paper because they are hard to get of the pan because they are so soft. Overall, I liked it my son said 5Â½ stars caramel person so I just gave it 4 I had to write an up date! I sent some of this to my Dad, Who hates sauerkraut I did not tell him of course. I wrapped it in a little box made a label with a â€œ?â€? on it and on the bottom it said â€œsecret ingredientâ€? just to mention, this was among 11 other kinds of fudge. When he called, he said, â€œWow can you send me 5lbs of just the question mark fudge next year?â€? When I finally did tell him the secret ingredient he laughed and did not believe me but still wanted 5lbs. 5 stars you have earned.