This contest calls for retro recipes, and nothing says retro to me quite like penuche. The twist is that this is a vegan version.
A previous contest called for butter, but did not specify what kind. These days, there are good vegan butters available (for those who may scoff and deride them as mere margarine: not necessarily so). And vegans do enjoy buttery things -- even if not dairy.
Back in the day, some time during the Pleistocene Age, I used to make a dairy version of this fudge. Wanting to make this for the vegans in my life, I fiddled around with ingredients and proportions till I got it right. It's really easy to make, and especially nice to have for the holidays.
Note that you need to work fast with this, as with many other fudges.
Brown sugar (I prefer dark but light is ok too)
Non-dairy milk (I used coconut)
Vegan butter (I used Miyoko's)
In This Recipe
Combine brown sugar, milk and butter in a pot. Bring to a full boil, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Pour over confectioner's sugar and beat (I use a stand mixer but a mixer or beating by hand works), add vanilla, and beat thoroughly till smooth. Pour into a greased 8" pan. Refrigerate to store.