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RECIPE: Cocoa Fudge

Cocoa Fudge

This is a recipe from a traditional American cookbook.  Grandpa Nelson made this often when I was a kid. Serve it when watching Jacques Cousteau or The Muppet Show or Nature documentaries.

2 c. sugar-white, brown or maple

2 tsp. corn syrup or agave syrup

1 c. cream, milk, or water

2/3 c. cocoa

1/2 tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. butter

1 tsp. vanilla

raw walnuts or toasted pecans

In a heavy pan, cook sugar, syrup, milk, cocoa, and salt over low heat; stir occasionally to prevent burning.  Boil to a softball stage, 234 degrees.  The cold-water test is most reliable.  Add butter and vanilla. Cool until lukewarm and beat with a wooden spoon until thickened and creamy.  Press into buttered plates. Quickly, press nuts into the top. Mark into squares and cut.