Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge

Recipe by Kathy Sterling
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 36
YIELD: 36 Pieces
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    cups sugar
  • 23
    dark unsweetened cocoa, I like Hershey's Cocoa Powder
  • 18
    teaspoon salt
  • 1 12
    cups whole milk
  • 14
    cup butter
  • 12
    cup pecans, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract
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DIRECTIONS

  • Line 8 or 9 inch square pan with foil.
  • Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in a heavy 4-quart saucepan.
  • Stir in whole milk.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a full rolling boil.
  • Boil without stirring until mixture reaches 234 degrees on a candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a soft ball.
  • Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Do Not Stir. Cool at room temperature to 110 degrees.
  • Stir in pecans.
  • Beat with a wooden spoon until fudge thickens and just begins to loose some of its gloss.
  • Quickly spread into prepared pan.
  • Cool completely.
  • Cut into square.
  • Store in a tightly covered container at room temperature.
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