Honey Red(s) Velvet Fudge

Our beloved Cincinnati Reds are in the Playoffs!  Let’s hope they win tonight. We can celebrate with this fudge.  🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup honey
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Red Gel Food Coloring

Directions

  • Using a 5×9 pan (typically same size as banana bread pan, if you want thinner pieces, use 8×8)

  • Line pan with wax parchment paper or wax paper. Make sure you have some extra on all four sides.

  • Combine sugar, honey, cocoa, buttermilk, sweet condensed milk, and food coloring in a non stick pan.  Stir to combine.

  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, but do not scrape down the sides. (to avoid getting crystallized sugar in fudge)

  • Using a well calibrated thermometer, make sure the fudge gets up to 238 degrees.

  • Reduce heat and allow fudge to simmer.

  • DO NOT STIR.

  • Allow fudge to cool to 110 degrees and add butter and vanilla.

  • Beat by hand or use electric mixer until fudge loses its sheen.

  • Place in prepared pan and allow to cool, usually 1-2 hours.