Hand foraging and enjoyment of Black Walnuts date back to the days of Native Americans, and much earlier by some archeological accounts. Black Walnuts are a nostalgic tradition for many Appalachian families.
- 1 (16 oz.) box of powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 stick butter (substitute 1 Tbsp. Black Walnut Oil for 1 Tbsp. butter to enhance flavor)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup Black Walnuts (plus a few for the top)
- Line a 9-inch plate or pie pan with aluminum foil and butter the foil.
- In a 2-quart microwave safe bowl, put sugar, cocoa, butter and milk (do not stir). Place in your microwave for 2 minutes until the butter is melted.
- Remove and immediately add vanilla and black walnuts stirring quickly until well combined.
- Pour onto buttered dish, smoothing with a spatula if necessary (press additional black walnuts on top now, if desired).
- Place the dish in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes to allow fudge to set.
- Tip the fudge from the plate and peel off the foil. Slice into pieces with a warm knife.
Credit: Hammons Black Walnuts, https://black-walnuts.com