This old fashioned fudge was my grandmother’s recipe. My mom has made this particular fudge recipe for years. Walnuts are included in the ingredients, but we left them out this time. I say “we” because my sister and I went to my Mom’s house and she helped us to make a batch each. Thanks Mom! I brought it to a Christmas party last night and it was a big hit. A little container of homemade fudge always makes a wonderful Christmas gift for the chocolate lover.
It’s really not that hard to make, especially with an expert by your side. In case you are on your own, just be sure to have a good candy thermometer and you’ll be fine. 🙂
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup milk (whole)
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- 3 squares (1.oz) unsweetened chocolate
- 1 ¼ cups butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional – I left them out.)
- Butter 8x8x2” pan. Line with foil. Butter foil.
- Butter sides of 3.5 quart saucepan.
- In saucepan, mix sugar with dry gelatin. Add milk, corn syrup, unsweetened chocolate, and butter.
- Cook, over medium heat and stirring frequently, to 238F on candy thermometer, or until a little in cold water forms soft ball that flattens when removed from water.
- Remove from heat. Pour into large mixing bowl. Stir in vanilla. Cool 25 minutes.
- Beat with wooden spoon until candy thickens. Stir in walnuts. (No nuts in this batch.) Spread in prepared pan, Let cool, then lift out of pan by foil and cut into squares. Makes about 2 ½ pounds.
This recipe was linked up over at Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Melt in Your Mouth Monday Blog Hop.
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