I know, you saw "candy" and probably thought "thermometer" and "difficult", am I right?
Well, it's not like that at all. It's not hard to make, it doesn't take that long and it is by far the best chocolate candy/fudge you will ever, ever eat.
Some folks have called it candy, some call it fudge. For me it's kinda a combo of both, whatever you call it though, one thing is for sure, you and your family will not be able to get enough of it, it's addictive.
Here's what you'll need.
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 cups sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 cup white Karo syrup
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
In a medium saucepan add the chocolate, sugar, butter, Karo syrup and evaporated milk.
Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly.
I repeat, stirring constantly, you don't want the chocolate to scorch.
Once all the ingredients have completely melted and combined together it should begin to boil, no need to increase the temperature, leave it on medium heat the entire cooking time.
Once the mixture begins to boil, set your timer for 5 minutes, it will really bubble and boil but that's okay, that's what we want it to do, don't decrease the heat or stop stirring. Remember...keep stirring the entire 5 minutes!
After 5 minutes of boiling the mixture, remove from heat and immediately pour into a heat-safe mixing bowl.
Add the vanilla extract.
Now this is where it get's a little tricky. Mix on medium until the mixture has thickened up a bit and "loses it's shine". The time this take depends on the temperature of your home to the speed of your mixer, so it's one of those "eyeballing it" things. It's around 4-5 minutes, give or take a minute.
Nothing bad can happen from this point on, worse case is it "sets up" on you in the mixing bowl before you have time to transfer it to your casserole dish (or any clean, flat surface of your choice).
As you mix it will gradually get a little thicker and then all of the sudden you'll notice it's quite thick and has lost it's shine. Stop mixing, add your pecans and quickly stir them in with a spoon then quickly pour the mixture into a casserole dish or any clean flat surface for it to cool. I use this casserole dish:
After about 15 minutes you can slice it into squares and enjoy.
It is the most creamy, dreamy, chocolateness that you will ever put in your mouth, I promise. Your friends and family will beg for more.
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