Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
My uncle loved to make sweets, and he made this fudge recipe that is one of the creamiest, sweetest, nuttiest "OUT OF THIS WORLD fudges I have ever tasted! I have never seen a recipe like this, and you probably haven't either... You simply have to try it to see what I mean :) I used to make special trips over to have a piece when I knew he was making it LOL
- 2 cups sugar
- 3⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons Karo light corn syrup
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup nuts
- In a heavy saucepan combine first 5 ingredients, and mix together.
- Cook on med. heat to 238 degrees using a candy thermometer.
- Take off stove, and add vanilla.
- Beat with wooden spoon until creamy, and shiny.
- Add nuts, and stir well.
- Put in a buttered 11x7" pan.
- Cut into squares.
- Store in cookie tin or tupperware, and refrigerate, if you want to.
- Note: Cooking time is approximate. Use a candy thermometer.
Piper Lee, did you let the candy thermometer touch the bottom of the pan, giving you a false temperature reading? (I ask because I have done that) <br/>I once had a 30-year-old candy thermometer go bad (imagine that) and ruin a batch of fudge, so before candy season, I calibrate its replacement in boiling water before using it, just in case. Boiling water is always 212 degrees Fahrenheit--so if your candy thermometer reads higher or lower, you can adjust your final cooking temperature accordingly.
I feel terrible doing it, but I can only give this recipe two stars, and that because the flavor is really yummy; however, after following the recipe instructions exactly, I ended up with a nutty syrup, instead of fudge.
I used a candy thermometer and cooked the ingredients to the instructed temperature of 238 degrees, but it never did set up; even after putting it in the refrigerator for hours.
We'll use it over waffles or pour it over popcorn because it does have a nice flavor. I really wish the instructions were more detailed because I feel like I missed something that everyone else knows about making this sort of fudge that's not written out in the instructions. *sigh*
I made this for DH and I for a Halloween snackie and we both agree it's awesome and addicting! I am making this for Christmas and Thanksgiving to share with our family and I know it will be enjoyed by all!