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Mackinac Island Fudge

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup nuts (optional)

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Instructions

  1. Mix milk, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and salt in heavy pan. Cook over medium heat until boiling. Boil exactly 6 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and confectioners' sugar. Beat with mixer until smooth and thick.
  3. Add nuts, if desired.
  4. Pour into a buttered pan and freeze for 20 minutes.
  5. Cut into pieces.

Peanut Butter Mackinac Island Fudge: Reduce butter to 1/4 cup and add 1/2 cup peanut butter.

Chocolate Mackinac Island Fudge: Use basic, adding 1/2 cup cocoa with the confectioners' sugar.