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Classic Cocoa Fudge
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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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Line 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil; butter foil. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    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).

  3. STEP 3

    Remove from heat; let stand until mixture reaches 130ºF. Stir in vanilla.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

Tip #1

- Another option to assure candy can be easily removed from pan is to line it with nonstick aluminum foil.

Tip #2

- If sugar crystals are present, wash down inside of pan with wet pastry brush.

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