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Panocha Fudge

No recipe image available.Panocha or penuche, a type of fudge made with brown sugar, is a popular Mexican sweet. This version boasts crunchy nuts as well.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine brown sugar, milk, sugar, corn syrup and salt in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat to the soft-ball stage (see note).
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in butter; cool to lukewarm. Add vanilla and beat until creamy. Stir in nuts. Pour into a greased 13x9x2-inch pan. When cool, cut into diamonds or squares.

Makes 48 pieces.

Tip: The soft-ball stage is a test for candy that describes the point at which a drop of boiling syrup immersed in cold water forms a soft ball that flattens of its own accord when removed. On a candy thermometer, the soft-ball stage is between 234° and 240°F (approximately 115°C).