Another alternative spelling of penuche.
Another iteration of penuche appeared in the November 22, 1908 edition of the New-York Tribune on their “Little Men and Little Women” page:
This is our recipe for penuche: six cups of sugar, one cup of milk, one lump of butter about the size of an English walnut. Add one cup of chopped nuts if desired. Stir constantly while it is cooking and cook until it sugars. Pour into a buttered pan.
Ruth Weed (aged 12).
No. 11 Hamilton Avenue, South Norwalk, Conn.
From the page it’s clear you had a selection of prizes to choose from if your letter was selected, so don’t feel bad that Ruth got postcards while other kids got watercolors and pins and watches.
From the box of A.D. from Lutz, Florida, by way of Pennsylvania in the 1940s, and originating in Ohio in the 1920s.
1 cup milk
2 cup light brown sugar
1 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup nuts
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Prepare as chocolate fudge, adding nuts with vanilla.