Five Pounds of Chocolate Fudge

Groom's Chocolate Table: 2 Recipe
Photo: Will Dickey; Styling: Cari South
Purchase a candy thermometer in the utensils section of a grocery or discount store.
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Worthy of a special occasion

Yield:

Makes 96 pieces

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

Ingredients

2 (12-ounce) packages semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup butter or margarine
1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow cream
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
Butter or margarine
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, toasted

Preparation

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; set aside.

2. Combine sugar and evaporated milk in a buttered Dutch oven.

3. Cook sugar mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches soft ball stage or candy thermometer registers 234°; pour over chocolate mixture. Beat at high speed with an electric mixer or with a wooden spoon until mixture thickens and begins to lose its gloss. Stir in vanilla and chopped pecans.

4. Spread into a buttered 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan. Cover and chill until firm. Cut into 1-inch squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Note:

June 2008
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