What Exactly Is Fudge?
There are a few unifying characteristics across individual formulations of the candy that contain in them fudge's central essence. Fudge invariably features a soft, dense texture that supplies a creamy sensation created by the blend’s usual use of cream, butter, and sugar. These central components can be mixed with any number of saccharine selections to supply an innovative variant of the confection. This not only includes components that act as sources of these staple ingredients, such as semisweet chocolate, but it also includes additional garnishes such as walnuts, pecans, or marshmallows.
One of the most popular varieties is an old-fashioned chocolate fudge. The section below provides two unique methods of making this palatable sweet, one of which offers a raw and nuanced fudge while the other supplies a more standard version of the treat.
Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipes
We offer an incomparably sensational sample of traditional fudge above that truly does taste homemade, as well as innovative varieties that match its comforting character; but if you’re looking for the experience of creating your own fudge from scratch- don’t worry- we've still got you covered. Of the two recipes we provide, the first is a supremely simple recipe that requires little prep time and no needed baking to offer a raw version of the delectable dessert we all know and love.
- Add 2¼ cups of cacao powder, ½ cup of honey, and ½ cup of coconut oil into a large mixing bowl.
- Mix ingredients until a sticky, moist texture is attained.
- Roll the mixture into balls and place them into cupcake holders, or similar containers.
- Place the raw fudge balls into the freezer and let chill.
- Serve and enjoy!
Yield: 12 servings
This recipe tastes great is relatively healthy- containing only 158 calories per serving, 11 grams of fat, 21 grams of carbohydrates and 4 mg of sodium; however, it does deviate from the traditional template we all know. For a more classic confection, the recipe below utilizes the exact ingredients and conventions we associate with the chocolate candy today.
- Combine 3 cups of semisweet chocolate chips, 14 ounces of sweetened condensed milk, and ¼ cup of butter in a heavy-duty saucepan.
- Warm over low heat while continually stirring.
- Once smooth, remove from heat.
- Stir in 1 cup of walnut pieces (optional).
- Coat an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
- Spread mixture evenly in pan and set in the refrigerator until firm (usually 2 hours).
- Use foil to remove from pan and place on serving platter.
- Cut into portions of preferred size (should provide 24 equal pieces).
- Serve and enjoy!
Yield: 24 servings