Rich Cocoa Fudge Recipe
- 3 cups white sugar
- 2/3 cup HERSHEY®'S Cocoa Powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
step 1: Line 8-or 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Butter foil.
step 2: Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in heavy 4-quart saucepan; stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to full rolling boil. Boil, without stirring, until mixture reaches 234 degrees F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water, forms a soft ball which flattens when removed from water. (Bulb of candy thermometer should not rest on bottom of saucepan.)
step 3: Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. DO NOT STIR. Cool at room temperature to 110 degrees F (lukewarm). Beat with wooden spoon until fudge thickens and just begins to lose some of its gloss. Quickly spread into prepared pan; cool completely. Cut into squares. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.