A Time for Fudge

by zesty on December 5, 2012 · 7 comments

Happy Wednesday!

It is that time of year again.

This has been a whirlwind week to say the least and it is only Wednesday – Whoooo Hooooo.  It is the time of year where sweets, breads chocolates and yes…. fudge will be on our counters, in our fridges so get ready to eat them up.

As you pretty much know by now – I love eating!  This is an old family recipe that Mom usually makes around the holidays or whenever I time I ask for a piece of fudge.  This is relatively simple to make and tastes great.  A rich creamy  treat that will definitely bring memories of the holidays.

Refer to the original recipe for all the details

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Corn Syrup
  • 3/4 Cup Evaporated milk
  • 2/3 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 Cup of crushed peanuts (optional)

Method

  1. Grease baking pan (size of your choice) with butter and set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients except the peanuts in a 3-quart heavy saucepan and bring just to a boil over moderate heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture registers 238°F on thermometer  (this will take about 30 minutes).
  4. Transfer to a heatproof bowl. Stir in the peanuts and beat until fudge is thick and smooth, about 2 minutes.
  5. Spread evenly in your greased baking pan.
  6. Gently score the tops of the fudge in the sizes you want to cut.
  7. Refrigerate, uncovered, until firm enough to cut, about 30 minutes.

Zesty Tip: If you do not have a candy thermometer – you can place a teaspoon of mixture dropped into a small bowl of cold water holds a soft ball when pressed between your fingers to determine that it is complete.

Have a super Wednesday and I will see you on Monday.  Let the weekend be action packed for you or relaxing ( whichever you prefer ).  I will share two exciting pieces of news with you on Monday.  Stay tuned for some zesty news.

Take care

zesty

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1 VeggieGirl

Mmmm, fudge :)

Hope you have a restful weekend, Zesty!

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2 Jersey Girl Cooks

Bookmarking this! My husband likes vanilla fudge but not the chocolate kind. This will be perfect to make for the holidays!

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3 Danica

MMMM, Brown Sugar Fudge! Now that is something I definitely CANNOT make unless I share it. I think I’d eat all of the buttery, sugary, vanilla goodness!

Great recipe Z and perfect timing since I am baking this weekend!

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4 joanne

I love fudge. I really wish I didn’t but it’s my downfall. If I make it, it will be my “closet” food because I’m very greedy about my favorite sweets. Although, it really is a super gift to wrap up and give to friends during the holidays.
Great recipe Cory.

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5 Cousin Kari

Zesty,… I am looking for an easy chocolate microwave fudge to make… any recipes???? I already made brown sugar fudge last week and have never made chocolate…any help would be great!

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6 Karen

This is really popular in western Pennsylvania. They call it penuche candy.

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7 Helene

I usually make an old-fashioned fudge recipe during the holidays that my mom gave me. This is looks so yum!

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