2 oz good quality unsweetened chocolate, very finely chopped
1 1/2 cups sugar
7 tbsp milk
2 tbsp shortening
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp light corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
** optional add-in: 1/3 cup peanut butter
Combine all ingredients (plus peanut butter if you like) except vanilla in a saucepot. Stir well to combine and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir constantly while boiling for one minute then take off heat and add in vanilla extract.
Stir fudge until thick, about five minutes. Then, pour into a buttered or parchment paper-lined casserole dish. Let cool for two hours in fridge before slicing.
2 1/2 hours