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These special candies are one of my favorite things to make in my kitchen.—Donna Rhodes, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min.
MAKES:48 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min.
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 6 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 58 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in corn syrup and cocoa; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla, 2 cups confectioners' sugar and milk powder. (Mixture will be stiff.)
  2. Turn out onto a surface lightly dusted with confectioners' sugar. Knead in remaining confectioners' sugar; knead 3-4 minutes longer or until stiff. Divide into four pieces and roll each into an 18-in. rope. Cut into 3/4-in. pieces. Wrap each candy in cellophane or waxed paper. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 8 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Chews in Country Woman November/December 1993, p38

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