Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mom's Chocolate Fudge

by Cindy

I love recipes that bring back memories from years ago, and this is one of those recipes. 
This recipe is really old and I thought it was my mom's, but she told me yesterday that it was actually my Aunt Sarah's recipe.  I remember Mom making it and pouring it on a plate, and we had to wait for it to harden.  My Mom only make this fudge once twice a year, so it was always a special treat for us.   Mom's fudge tasted better than mine.  I think I cooked it too long and let it cool down too much before I poured it in the pan.  It should have turned out looking smoother and shinier. The next time I make it, I will test it for soft balls earlier, beat it, add the pecans, and pour it in my pan while it is still hot.  The fudge recipes today are quicker and easier and have a softer consistency.  This fudge reminds me more of candy.  It takes a while to cook and is a little tricky, but for me it was a sweet memory of yesterday......  thanks Mom.

Chocolate Fudge

2 cups sugar
lump butter
2 squares (2 oz) melted Bakers Unsweetened Chocolate
dash salt
2/3 cup milk
2 t vanilla
2 T Karo Syrup
1 cup chopped nuts

Melt chocolate on low.  Combine with other ingredients and cook until forms soft ball.  Beat with a spoon or spatula and add nuts.  Pour onto greased or sprayed pan.  Cut into squares. 

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