Old fashioned fudge takes a little time and effort, but the results are worth it.
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3 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into pieces
1 tablespoon vanilla
Line 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil; butter foil. Set aside.
Combine sugar, cocoa and salt in saucepan. Stir in half & half and corn syrup. Add butter; cook over medium heat, stirring often, until sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking until candy thermometer reaches 234ºF (soft-ball stage).
Remove from heat; let stand until mixture reaches 130ºF. Stir in vanilla.
Beat mixture by hand with wooden spoon or with hand mixer until thickened and shine begins to disappear. Pour into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Refrigerate until set.
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- Another option to assure candy can be easily removed from pan is to line it with nonstick aluminum foil.
- If sugar crystals are present, wash down inside of pan with wet pastry brush.