One week to Christmas!!!
I love and hate this holiday season because there's too much yummy goodness around to resist!
Here's one easy recipe I attempted for a Christmas party.
Caution: Super easy recipe and super addictive!
2 cups white sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup cocoa
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Grease a 8x8 inch square baking pan and set aside.
Mix the milk, sugar and cocoa in a saucepan.
Keep stirring and bring the mixture to a boil.
When it starts boiling, stop stirring, and reduce heat to a simmer.
Place a candy thermometer in the mixture and cook until 238F. My candy thermometer has a marking for 'Soft Candy' at 238F. So I guess that's what you're aiming for.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and butter. Beat the mixture until the butter has melted and thoroughly mixed in. You don't want to stir it too long, because then the mixture will cool and harden.
Pour the mixture into your greased baking pan and let it cool.
When it has hardened, cut into tiny squares to serve!!