Saturday, September 19, 2009

CHOCOLATE ORANGE FUDGE

3 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup orange juice
1 pkg (12-oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp grated orange peel
2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans

In a 3-quart saucepan combine the sugar, water, and orange juice. Cook, over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Using a candy thermometer, cook the mixture, without stirring, until the temperature reaches 234 degrees or the soft ball stage.

Remove from the heat and whisk in the chocolate chips until well blended. Stir in the orange peel and the nuts. Spread the candy in a foil-lined baking pan. Chill until set. Turn out of the pan, peel off foil and cut into squares. Keep candy stored in a cool, dry place.

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