Years ago (possibly before I was even born), Dad decided that since he couldn't find a fudge recipe that incorporated the best of all of his favorite features to create his own recipe. This recipe is in response to a request on the boards. I made it today (twice to get the cooking directions written down for 'Zaar) in an attempt to accurately convey the directions, which have always been second nature to Mom and myself, but obviously would be inadequate to someone who had never seen it made. Initially, after discussing this with Mom, I planned to include candy thermometer directions, but after Dad's terminology with respect to candy thermometer terminology (my first batch today), I decided the traditional 'cold water test' we've always used would be best. Cook time does not include time to toast the nuts and is only approximate time of boiling the fudge. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as the 'menfolk' in our family do--they can't stop eating this stuff...lol. If you reduce the cooking time to barely holding its form in the cold water test, it will make a delicious fudge frosting as well. Makes 1 8inch square or 8-inch round baking pan.