Strawberry Fudge

Strawberry Fudge

3 cups granulated sugar
4 tablespoons strawberry gelatin
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup half-and-half
1 tablespoon white corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts

Combine first 6 ingredients in a buttered 3-quart heavy saucepan. Bring mixture to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.

Cook without stirring until candy thermometer reaches 230°F or until it makes a soft ball when tested in cold water. Remove from heat.

Add butter or margarine and vanilla extract; do not stir! Cool without stirring until outside of pan becomes lukewarm.

Stir in nuts and beat until candy loses its gloss. Pour into 3 dozen paper bonbon cups or onto a buttered platter.

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