LeAnn Rimes' Chocolate Pecan Fudge

"When I was little," says LeAnn, "one of my favorite things to do around Christmas was to make fudge with my Godmother. It's the most delicious thing in the entire world!"

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Cook Time: 20 min | Serves: 36 pieces

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, plus extra for buttering dish
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

Mix sugar and cocoa; add syrup and milk. Cook in saucepan over medium heat until a small drop forms a soft ball in cold water (234 to 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer). Remove from heat. Add butter, pecans, and vanilla. Beat with mixer or by hand. Pour into a slightly buttered oblong glass dish and cut into squares. Work fast, as mixture thickens quickly.

Recipe courtesy of FoodNetwork.com.

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