Colleen's Chocolate Fudge

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
40 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
24 pieces
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Directions

Coat an 8-by-8-inch pan with 4 tablespoons of the butter. In a medium saucepan, stir together the sugar, cocoa and salt. Stir in the milk. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil and reduce the heat to medium-low. Attach a candy thermometer to the saucepan and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the remaining 4 tablespoons butter, the peanut butter, the pecans and the vanilla. Pour the fudge out onto the buttered pan. Let the fudge cool for 20 minutes, then cut it into bite-size pieces.


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