This terrific recipe for Molasses Fudge was submitted by Ann Joy.
2 cups granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2/3 cup whole milk
1 cup molasses
4 tablespoons butter (do not use margarine)
1 cup chopped pecans (coarsely chopped)
- Mix the sugar and cocoa in a heavy saucepan. Add the molasses, milk and butter. Mix and cook until the mixture reaches 238°F (115°C), stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and let stand 5 minutes.
- Beat until creamy using a wooden spoon. Stir in the nuts and pour mixture into an 8-inch square buttered pan. When slightly set, mark into squares. Let stand until firm.
Makes 64 (1-inch) squares.