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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Old Tyme Fudge Recipe From the Old Hershey's Can: ANYONE Can Make It "Now"

 

Aaaaahhh... the aroma of Hershey's homemade chocolate syrup from the old tyme Hershey's Cocoa candy recipe simmering on the stove.  There just isn't a better aroma on planet earth.

"I don't know when it happened...or how it all began"  :-)  But someone way back when...decided that we no longer needed that old tyme fudge recipe on the Hershey's Cocoa can...so they took it off.  IN FACT...I don't believe TOO many people even cook with Hershey's Cocoa Powder any more.  Everybody's looking for quick fixes these days even for

chocolate deserts and EVEN for old tyme Chocolate Fudge.  But let me tell ya....you can use your chocolate chips or your chocolate syrup and cook till the cows come home...but you're not going to have the taste and consistency of old tyme hard Chocolate Fudge unless you start with Hershey's Cocoa Powder...right out of that brown can.  YUP...it's gonna take you just about 5 minutes longer...but it's going to be OH SOOOOOOOOOO worth that 5 minutes.

When I was a little girl growing up...I can even remember mom
making our Hot Chocolates using Hershey's Cocoa.  So when I saw
someone asking the other day if anyone had the old tyme Hershey's Fudge Recipe that used to be on the old Hershey's Cocoa Can...I knew mom was a stickler for cooking from scratch and I knew I had that recipe in my files...


Making old tyme Fudge, is just like making divinity.  You just have to let the fudge mixture cook to the right consistency and get it to where that little drop of chocolate...when dropped in a cup of water...will make a ball.  When that happens, you know your fudge mixture is done and you're ready to pour and let it set.

Soooooo enough gabbing for today...let's get right to the recipe:

Old Fashioned Hershey's Cocoa Fudge
3 cups sugar
2/3 cup Hershey's unsweetened Cocoa powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Butter 8 or 9-inch square pan, set aside.

In a good sized saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa powder and salt; stir in milk. Now I stir in the milk slowly and stir as I slowly pour it in.  It just makes it easier to dissolve that Hershey's Cocoa Powder.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly... until mixture comes to a full rolling boil.
Boil the mixture... without stirring, until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water, forms a soft ball which flattens when removed from water.
Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. DO NOT STIR. Cool at room temperature until lukewarm...
Beat with a spoon until fudge thickens and just begins to lose some of its gloss. Quickly spread into a very lightly buttered pan; cool completely and cut into squares. (And by very lightly...I mean I lightly butter my pan and then wipe that buttered pan lightly with
a paper towel or napkin...leaving just a very slight slickness to your pan. 

Now you can have your Sour Cream Fudge and your Marshmallow Fudge and you can hang from your ceiling fan in a frilly outfit while making your OTHER fancy fudges....but if you want REAL....OLD TYME HERSHEY'S COCOA FUDGE like we had way back almost in the Pilgrim days....you're gonna want to try this recipe. 

It's just like the divinity recipe.  ANYONE can make perfect old tyme fudge...if you just get the cooked mixture to the point where it will make a little ball when dropped into that cold water....
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