Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin

  2. 1/2 cup cold water

  3. 2 cups sugar

  4. 1/3 cup cocoa

  5. 2/3 cup hot water

  6. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract granulated sugar

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preparation : Makes about 4 dozen squares 1. Soak gelatin in cold water 10 minutes.

  2. Combine sugar, cocoa and hot water in a heavy saucepan; cook, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved.

  3. Blend in gelatin and bring to a boil; cook slowly over low heat about 15 minutes, or until temperature registers 220 F. on candy thermometer without stirring.

  4. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and cool, undisturbed, for about 30 minutes.

  5. Line bottom of 8-inch square pan with waxed paper. Pour in cooled mixture; let stand 24 hours, then invert onto a well-sugared surface.

  6. Carefully peel off paper; cut into squares and roll in granulated sugar.


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