Homemade Fudge Didn't Harden
by Miss T.
Hello, This is my first time at trying to make homemade fudge, and my homemade fudge didn't harden.
I used a sugar thermometer which the recipe said to cook it until 240 degrees. Take off heat add butter until pan is cool to touch.
I poured into the pan to let it set but it didn't harden up very well. I also used Splenda sugar. Would that have anything to do with it?
It taste just great but not hard enough. I really could use your advice ASAP so that I can get my Christmas baskets made up.
Hi Miss T.
Yes, I think the reason that your homemade fudge didn't harden properly is because of the substitution of Splenda instead of regular sugar.
Although Splenda works well in some recipes, I don't think it will work with candy making when you are relying upon the reaction of sugar and butter, etc., to harden at a certain temperature.
Try again using regular sugar and see if that doesn't make all the difference in the world! :)