Yield: about 7 dozen
- 4 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, grated
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine sugar, milk, and grated chocolate in a large Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Cover and continue to cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches soft ball stage (234°).
- Remove from heat; add butter and vanilla (do not stir). Cool to lukewarm (110°). Beat until mixture thickens and begins to lose its gloss. Working rapidly, spread mixture in a buttered 9- inch square baking pan. Cut candy into 1-inch squares. Store in airtight containers.
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