|Butter an 8x8 pan and set aside.
In the large glass bowl, combine sugar, evaporated milk and cocoa. Mix well. Cook in the microwave on high for 3 minutes.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and cook on high another 2 minutes.
Remove from microwave. Add butter and extract. Stir constantly for 5-6 minutes, until butter melts and the fudge starts to thicken and loses some of its gloss.
Pour quickly into buttered pan. Let cool before cutting into squares.
Must use a glass bowl & wooden spoon for best results.
The mixture will bubble up when cooking, so use a glass bowl with high sides.
This makes a small batch of fudge.
If the fudge doesn't thicken or set, you may need to increase the cooking time. Low-wattage microwaves may need more cooking time.
Hot Fudge Sauce: For hot fudge sauce, stir just until butter is melted. Serve over ice cream.
I'm not a chocolate fan by any means, but even I couldn't stop picking at this fudge! Kept having to check to see if it was cooled enough to cut, you know. Next time I make it I may put in some real pecans to add a bit of crunch.