Blackberry Mountain
Every year during the holiday season my mom makes fudge...but only during the holidays.  Waiting all year makes it that much tastier.  Now that I am grown I can make it anytime I want but I still stick to the holidays for the most part.  This recipe calls for nuts but I don't always add them (unless I'm baking for guests) because I don't particularly like nuts of any sort.  This recipe is fairly easy but be sure to follow it exactly--use butter not margarine (or you will get more of an icing) and try to use real vanilla extract instead of imitation.   It works great wrapped up as a gift during the Christmas season but be sure to make extra for yourself:)!

1 pound confectioners sugar (10x)
½ cup cocoa
1/4  teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)


Combine all ingredients except nuts in saucepan over very low heat.  Stir until smooth (be patient).  Mix in nuts.  Spread quickly into wax paper lined pan.  Mom says: I use old metal ice trays - they are the perfect size.  Cool by refrigerating and cut into squares.



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