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1-2-3 Fudge

March 16, 2015
Author Notes

This is a family recipe that my mom made as a kid. When I was young, my mom would make it on Friday nights (only Fridays!) and she would recruit us to stir it. Standing still for at least fifteen minutes was a trial but it was always worth it in the end. Now, it is my go-to when I can craving chocolate. It is very easy and the ingredients are always on hand. —ginnygetsfloury

  • Makes 8 in x 8 in pan of fudge
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk (full fat is best but I have had success with skim)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa, heaping
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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Directions
  1. Combine in the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring consistently, until it boils and reaches a soft ball stage, about 15-20 min (Check by dripping it into a cup of cold water. If makes a soft ball, it is ready).
  2. Remove from heat and beat until it starts losing its gloss.
  3. Add the butter and vanilla.
  4. Keep beating until thickens.
  5. Pour quickly into 8 in. X 8 in. greased pan. It will set up quickly.

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