Old Fashioned Fudge Wedding Favors
Many a romance has been born on seashores during the summertime; love is indeed a splendid thing.
One of our fond memories is walking along the boardwalk as the milky twilight settles in and the air cools slightly. The sound of waves crashing, children laughing and a carnival tune. Garish lights are strung between vendors hawking everything from corndogs to old-fashioned fudge.
It’s the fudge that always got to us—rich, creamy, decadent.
Recreate those summertime memories of sand, surf and sweets with our recipe to share with your wedding guests; cut the fudge into one-inch squares, stack a few pieces, wrap in craft paper and tie with ribbons to match your big day’s color theme.
Yields 16 (1-inch squares)
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 cups sugar
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
11⁄4 cups milk
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
4 tablespoons butter, cubed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped, roasted nuts, optional
Combine the chocolate, sugar, salt, milk, and corn syrup in a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate melts and the sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until a candy thermometer inserted into the mixture reads 238 degrees, soft ball stage.
Remove the pan from the heat and add the butter. Let the mixture cool to 120 degrees, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the vanilla and stir the mixture until it thickens, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the nuts, if using.
Pour the mixture into in a greased 8-inch square glass baking dish and let sit until firm, about 1 hour. Cut into 1-inch squares. Any fudge that isn’t eaten immediately can be stored in an airtight container for several days.