I was born in Ontario and my Dad used to make this fudge when I was little. This picture brings back such memories. I haven't made it yet, but I will !
Dad's Brown Sugar Fudge
What you need:
2 cups Golden Yellow Sugar
1 cup Granulated White Sugar
1 cup milk
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup peanuts, salted or unsalted (optional) **they say optional, but they don't mean it. Go salted.
How to prepare:
1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Stir together the sugar, milk, and butter over medium heat until it reaches a boil. Continue to cook the sugar mixture until it reaches the soft ball stage, when it reads 235°F on a candy thermometer. You can also tell if the mixture has reached the soft ball stage if you drop a bit of the sugar mixture into cold water and it forms into a soft ball
3. Once it has reached the soft ball stage, remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
4. Beat the mixture with a wooden spoon until it thickens and becomes creamy in texture, then stir in the peanuts (if using).
5. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan, smoothing the top with a spatula. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. They will be a bit crumbly, so don’t worry. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
***Recipe adapted from Redpath Sugar's recipe.