why does my fudge have a cracked look?

I made a slab of fudge and sometime this happens and sometimes not. But sometimes after a day it looks like cracked cement. Why did this happen? Someone told me it was because I added too much water. Could this be the case?

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  • Ashley
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    7 years ago
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    Hard crack stage is the hottest stage in candy making before you begin making caramels, which are heated to caramel stages. Hard crack is used for candies like English toffees and some nut brittles. When you cook sugar with other ingredients together to make candy, the heat temperature rises, reducing the moisture in the candy significantly. During this stage, all but 1% of the moisture in the original ingredients has been evaporated.

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