Tuxedo Fudge
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Recipe type: Candy
 
An amazing fudge of two layers of deliciousness!!!
Ingredients
Coconut Layer
  • 2 cups granulated sugar 500 mL
  • Pinch salt
  • 1⁄2 cup butter or margarine 125 mL
  • 1⁄4 cup light (white) corn syrup 60 mL
  • 1⁄2 cup milk 125 mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
  • 1⁄2 cup sweetened flaked coconut 125 mL
Chocolate Layer
  • 2 cups granulated sugar 500 mL
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 30 mL
  • Pinch salt Pinch
  • 1⁄2 cup butter or margarine 125 mL
  • 1⁄4 cup light (white) corn syrup 60 mL
  • 1⁄2 cup milk 125 mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
  • 1⁄2 cup pecans, in large pieces 125 mL
  • (optional)
Instructions
  1. • Skill Level: Advanced
  2. • Makes about 31⁄2 lbs (1.75 kg)
  3. • 8- or 9-inch (20 or 23 cm) square pan, lined with parchment or buttered
  4. • 2-quart heavy saucepan
  5. • Candy thermometer
  6. To make the coconut layer: In heavy saucepan over low to medium-low heat, bring the sugar, salt, butter, corn syrup and milk to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to boil. Cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes to dissolve the sugar crystals on the sides of the pan. Remove the lid. Cook, stirring only as needed to prevent scorching, to the soft ball stage (234°F to 240°F/112°C to 116°C, with 236°F/113°C recommended).
  7. Remove from the heat. Cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Add the vanilla. Beat by hand until the candy begins to thicken and lose its gloss. Stir in the coconut. Spread the candy into the prepared pan. Cool at room temperature while making the chocolate layer.
  8. To make the chocolate layer: In a clean saucepan, combine the sugar and cocoa until well blended. Add the salt, butter, corn syrup and milk. Bring to a boil over low to medium-low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to boil. Cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes to dissolve the sugar crystals on the sides of the pan. Remove the lid. Cook, stirring only as needed to prevent scorching, to the soft ball stage (234°F to 240°F/112°C to 116°C, with 236°F/113°C recommended).
  9. Remove from the heat. Cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Add the vanilla. Beat by hand until the candy begins to thicken and lose its gloss. Stir in the pecans, if desired. Spread the chocolate layer over the coconut layer in the pan. Cool and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe by Noshing With the Nolands at https://noshingwiththenolands.com/tuxedo-fudge/