This is an easy traditional fudge that is best made using a candy thermometer. It is a creamy coffee flavored fudge with a hint of chocolate and pecans swirled in. If you like fudge without nuts, simply leave them out.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
- 3 cups white sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup pecan halves, for decoration (optional)
In a medium saucepan, stir together the instant coffee, white sugar and salt. Stir in the milk and corn syrup, and add the butter. Heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla. Let cool to room temperature, or about 110 degrees F (45 degrees C).
When the mixture is cool, beat with a wooden spoon until it loses its gloss. Add nuts and chocolate chips and stir slightly to create a marbled effect. Pour into a buttered 8 inch square baking dish. Arrange pecan halves on the top if desired. Cool completely before cutting into pieces.
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