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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 32
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 94.8
  • Total Fat: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.4 mg
  • Sodium: 15.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 0.7 g

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Hershey's Fudge

Submitted by: PMGOHIO

Introduction

My mom used to make this fudge all the time when I was a kid, but she never had a candy thermometer so it either turned into sticky fudge "soup" or she cooked it too long and it was hard and granulated. I actually thought fudge was supposed to be hard! The first time I tasted the "real" kind, I hated it and still do. I had a hankering for this last week... and I DO have a candy thermometer. The secret is to cook it just a little too long! My mom used to make this fudge all the time when I was a kid, but she never had a candy thermometer so it either turned into sticky fudge "soup" or she cooked it too long and it was hard and granulated. I actually thought fudge was supposed to be hard! The first time I tasted the "real" kind, I hated it and still do. I had a hankering for this last week... and I DO have a candy thermometer. The secret is to cook it just a little too long!
Number of Servings: 32

Ingredients

    3 cups sugar
    2/3 cup Hershey's cocoa
    1 1/2 cups milk
    1/2 stick butter
    1 tsp. vanilla

Directions

Butter an 8" pan.

Put sugar, cocoa and milk in a medium saucepan and heat, stirring constantly, until it comes to a rolling boil. Insert a candy thermometer and adjust heat to medium low (so it maintains a rolling boil without boiling over - not a good outcome, trust me). Heat, without stirring, to 240-245 degrees. It hangs at 225 forEVER; might need to cautiously raise the heat a little! When it hits 240, remove from heat, add butter and vanilla but do not stir. Let it cool to about 120 degrees, then stir rapidly until fudge loses its gloss and spread quickly in prepared pan. Put in refrigerator until it firms up. Then tell your kids that this is how fudge is supposed to taste. Oh, and try to dole this out in small doses. It's a nice way to solve a sweets craving but it can be hard to control!

Number of Servings: 32

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PMGOHIO.





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