Old Time Chocolate Fudge
- 3 cups sugar
- 4 tablespoons cocoa - (heaping)
- 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 6 tablespoons butter plus
- extra for buttering dish
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Mix sugar and cocoa; add syrup and milk. Cook in saucepan over medium heat until a small drop forms a soft ball in cold water (234 to 240 degrees on a candy thermometer). Remove from heat.
Add butter, pecans, and vanilla. Beat with mixer or by hand. Pour into a slightly buttered oblong glass dish and cut into squares. Work fast, as mixture thickens quickly.
This recipe yields 36 pieces.