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Opera Fudge

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  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 1 Tablespoon (or margarine)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Marshmallow creme 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Candied cherries 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped

Butter sides of heavy 2 quart saucepan.
In it combine sugar, milk, and salt.
Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly till sugar dissolves and mixture comes to boiling.
Then cook to soft ball stage (238°), stirring only if necessary.
Immediately remove from heat.
Add butter and cool to lukewarm (110°) without stirring.
Add vanilla.
Beat vigorously until mixture begins to hold its shape.
Add marshmallow creme; beat till fudge becomes very thick and starts to lose its gloss.
Quickly stir in cherries and spread in buttered shallow pan or small platter.
Score in squares while warm; cut when firm.

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