Old Fashioned Fudge

Yield: 24 servings

2 c Sugar
2/3 c Milk
1/2 ts Salt
2 tb Corn syrup
2 oz Unsweetened chocolate OR
1/3 c Cocoa
1 ts Vanilla
2 tb Butter

Butter Loaf pan. Combine sugar, milk, and cocoa( or chocolate),
corn syrup, and salt in 2 quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat,
stirring constantly, until chocolate melts and sugar is dissolved.
Cook, stirring occasionally, to 234 F( soft ball stage) Remove from
heat, add butter. Cool mix to lukewarm(120 F). Add vanilla, and beat
vigorously and continuously 5 to 10 minutes with wooden spoon ( or
Mixmaster) Mix will hold its shape when dropped from wooden spoon,
shine will not be there. Quickly stir in nut( if desired), spread
quickly and evenly in buttered pan. Cool until firm, cut into
squares. Makes one pound.