Vanilla Fudge

This creamy blonde fudge ranks at the top of the list of tried-and-true candy recipes. Be sure to use evaporated milk from a can.

Vanilla Fudge
SERVINGS
32
YIELD
about 1 pound
PREP TIME
20 mins
Ingredients
  • 2   cups sugar
  • 1   cup evaporated milk
  • 1   teaspoon light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/4  cup butter
  • 1   teaspoon vanilla
  •  Broken nuts (optional)
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Directions
1. 
Line an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Butter foil; set aside.
2. 
Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan. In saucepan combine sugar, evaporated milk, and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium-high heat to boiling. Carefully clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Cook over medium-low heat to 238 degrees F., soft-ball stage, stirring frequently. This should take 20 to 25 minutes.
3. 
Remove saucepan from heat. Add butter and vanilla, but do not stir. Cool without stirring to 110 degrees F (about 45 minutes). Remove candy thermometer from saucepan. Carefully stir butter into cooked mixture to incorporate. Beat mixture vigorously with a wooden spoon until fudge becomes very thick (about 8 minutes total). Immediately spread fudge into prepared pan. Score into squares while warm. If desired, top each square with a nut piece. When candy is firm, use the foil to lift it out of pan. Cut into squares. Makes about 1 pound (32 servings).

Make Ahead Tip

  • Prepare and cut fudge as above. Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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