This is a childhood favorite of mine! Who loves going into candy stores and buying fudge? It is such a special treat, but you don't have to buy it at a fancy candy store! Whip up a delicious batch for yourself and your loved ones today! #sonomnom4u #Fudge #vegetarian
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup heavy cream
3 oz. baking (unsweet chocolate)
1 tsp corn syrup
1 tsp salt
3 TBSP butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts (Almonds, macadamia, pecans, walnuts, or cashews work well)
Combine sugar, cream, chocolate and corn syrup in a medium nonstick saucepan. Stir constantly and boil mixture about 20-25 minutes or until the temperature reaches 234°F on a candy thermometer.
Add butter and vanilla to the top of the chocolate mixture and do not mix it in for about 1 hour or until the temperature of the mixture drops to 110°F.
When temperature drops to 110°F, add nuts (optional) and mix all the ingredients by mixing very fast with a wooden spoon. Continute mixing fast for about 10 minutes until the mixture loses the glossy appearance and becomes matte.
After mixture becomes matte, and is still warm, pour it all into a foil-lined 9 x 5 loafpan, scraping it all out of the pot with a rubber scraper. Using the rubber scraper, spread mixture evenly.
When all the mixture is spread, cut into the mixture with a knife to score the block into 1" squares. Let cool for about 90 minutes.
When completely cool, lift fudge out in one piece using the foil lining in the pan. Cut each piece where you scored it, into 1" squares. When cutting into 1" squares, this will make approximately 32 squares which is about 1.25 lb.