February 8, 2012 06:13:54
Posted By Erin Bolger
A sweet and spicy fudge perfect for Valentine's Day!
5 1oz. squares of semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup milk
3 tbsp. light corn syrup
¼ cup butter
2 tsp. cinnamon
¾ tsp. cayenne pepper
Grease an 8-inch square dish.
In a heavy bottom saucepan that has high sides place the chopped chocolate, milk, and corn syrup. Over medium heat bring to a boil; stirring often.
Clip a candy thermometer on to the side of the saucepan making sure the tip doesn’t touch the bottom. Continue to boil without stirring until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F.
Gently remove from heat and gently place the butter on top. Let the mixture get to room temperature app. 110-120 degrees F.
Stir in the cayenne pepper and cinnamon.
Using a hand mixer mix until it thickens up and loses its gleam (about 3 min)
Pour into the prepared pan and smooth down top. Let set in the fridge. Once it is set you can cut into 1-inch squares. Store fudge in an airtight container for up to one week in the fridge.