Saturday, September 19, 2009

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Fudge is my husband's favorite food group ! Well...... Okay it's not really classified as such but it would be if he had his way. And he likes both chocolate fudge and peanut butter fudge so I began combining the two 36 years ago. I like this recipe because it's basically fail - proof every time .

4 Tbls. Cocoa
3 cups sugar
1 cup milk
3 Tbls. corn syrup
pinch of salt
2 tsps pure vanilla
1/3 cup peanut butter (2 Tbls. of butter can be substituted for this)

Combine cocoa , sugar , milk, corn syrup , and salt in a heavy 6 qt. pan. Stir and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook to the soft boil stage ( until it forms a soft ball in cold water ) or about 236 degrees on a candy thermometer .

Beat in the peanut butter and vanilla by hand. Pour into a buttered pan and cool completely.

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