April 10, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

2 ½ cups of sugar.
1 cup of milk.
1 cup of chopped pecans.
½ cup of butter, divided.
½ cup of peanut butter.
¼ cup of cocoa.
1 tablespoon of light corn syrup.
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.

In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, cocoa and corn syrup.

Cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved.

Add 2 tablespoons of butter, and stir until melted; then cover and boil the mixture for 3 minutes.

Remove the cover and continue to cook, without stirring, until mixture reaches soft ball stage.

Remove from heat, then add remaining butter, peanut butter, pecans, and vanilla extract.

Allow the mixture to cool for about 10.

Beat until the butter, peanut butter and pecans are thoroughly blended into the chocolate mixture.

Immediately pour into a buttered nine-inch square pan.

Cool and cut fudge into squares.

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