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Last post Nov 28, 2009 2:21 PM by dutchmom4MI . 3 replies.

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  • Paula Deen : Candy Recipes

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    Chocolate Cheese Fudge
    Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
    Show: Paula's Home Cooking Episode: A Candy Occasion

    Recipe Summary
    Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Yield: 6 to 8 servings


    Chocolate Cheese Fudge

    1/2 pound Velveeta cheese, sliced
    1 cup butter
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    1 cup chopped nuts, pecans, walnuts
    2 (16-ounce) boxes confectioners' sugar
    1/2 cup cocoa powder

    Spray lightly the bottom of a 9 by 2-inch square pan with a nonstick spray.
    In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the cheese and butter together, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and nuts.

    In a large bowl sift together the sugar and cocoa. Pour the cheese mixture into the sugar and cocoa mixture and stir until completely mixed. The candy will be very stiff.

    Using your hands, remove candy from bowl and press evenly and firmly into pan. Because of the amount of butter in this recipe, pat the top of the candy with a paper towel to remove the excess oil. Place pan in refrigerator until candy is firm.

    To serve candy, cut into squares
  • RE: Paula Deen : Candy Recipes
    Mama's Divinity

    4 cups sugar
    1 cup white corn syrup
    3/4 cup cold water
    3 egg whites
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla
    2 cups chopped pecans

    In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Stir only until sugar has dissolved. Do not stir after this point. Cook syrup mixture until it reaches 250 degrees F on a candy thermometer, bringing it to a hard ball stage.
    While the syrup is cooking, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Once the sugar mixture reaches 250 degrees F, carefully pour a slow steady stream of syrup into the stiffly beaten egg whites, beating constantly at high speed. Add the vanilla and continue to beat until mixture holds its shape, approximately 5 minutes. Stir in pecans.

    Using 2 spoons, drop the divinity onto waxed paper, using 1 spoon to push the candy off the other. This may take a little practice because the technique is to twirl the pushing spoon, making the candy look like the top of a soft serve ice cream. If the candy becomes too stiff, add a few drops of hot water. You will need to work fast when making this type of candy. After you spoon the cooked sugar and nuts onto the waxed paper, you're done. Cool the candies on racks completely. You can store them in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

  • RE: Paula Deen : Candy Recipes
    Thanks for posting. Sounds delicious.
  • Re: RE: Paula Deen : Candy Recipes