CHOCOLATE FUDGE

Rich fattening chocolate fudge
NOTE: This is guaranteed to cause obesity if over-indulged in.
INGREDIENTS (Makes 1 8-inch pan)

2 cups sugar (granulated)
1 cup condensed milk (unsweetened!)
2 1/2 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp salt
2 oz unsweetened chocolate (I use Hershey's baking chocolate. Bakers chocolate does NOT work)
1 Tbsp corn syrup (light)
1 cup walnuts (chopped)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp rum (I use Stroh's Inlander rum)

PROCEDURE:
Combine sugar, condensed milk, butter, salt, chocolate, and corn syrup in a HEAVY 3-quart saucepan. Heat slowly. Stir until everything is melted. When the chocolate is melted thoroughly, beat with electric mixer (I prefer to do it by hand) until smooth.
Let cook to halfway between soft and medium ball stage (use candy thermometer if available) Let cool until barely touchable. (due to heat) Stir in chopped walnuts, vanilla, and rum. Beat the mixture until it starts to set.
When it starts to set, get it into an 8-inch square pan. (buttered, of course) If you can't wait to do this, just eat it out of the saucepan....lol


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