3 Minute Coconut Fudge

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Sometimes the simplest of recipes yield the best results. For those days when the craving for chocolate kicks, this 3 Minute Coconut Fudge recipe will keep you company. We all agree that coconut and chocolate is a dangerous combination when it comes to making fun desserts. This recipe for fudge candy is a great one because it has only seven simple ingredients that yield a classic and decadent dessert you’ll never regret making. The best part of this recipe is that you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen pantry. The only prep work you’ll ever need to do for this recipe is to line a baking pan with some non-stick aluminium foil or parchment paper just so that the fudge comes off easily when it’s done. Remember not to replace the condensed milk with evaporated milk as they are two different ingredients. Although they may sound similar, condensed milk is sweetened and is much thicker in consistency whereas evaporated milk is unsweetened and has a thin consistency. To make it slightly healthy, you can add toasted nuts like pecans, cashews or almonds. You can also add healthy seeds like flax, pumpkin or even sunflower seeds to it. You can also use peanut butter chips or Skor toffee bits or even marshmallow fluff to make it a bit more fun. Fudge is one of the most fun desserts you can make especially because there are so many creative variations for making it.

Although making fudge sounds easy, it still requires a good amount bit of practice and precision to get the right batch of perfect, glossy and creamy homemade fudge. Successful fudge-making needs heating and cooling the mixture at precise temperatures. The key lies in using a good quality candy thermometer and having the patience to let the fudge cool before stirring. To cut down the calories, you can use unsweetened coconut flakes. This way you can also get maximum health benefits that are there in shredded coconut. You can buy the unsweetened coconut at any wellness food store and sometimes called as ‘desiccated’ coconut. Unsweetened coconut nutrition comes from the Lauric acid that is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Besides the several health benefits, shredded coconut is low-carb and high in fiber.

This recipe uses dark chocolate which makes the fudge a tad bit healthier compared to the ones that use semi-sweet chocolate. Remember when using dark chocolate, choose that one with higher cocoa content in it. Any dark chocolate with at least 70 percent or more cocoa is considered to have gone through less processing or ‘Dutching’ as the term is often referred. Dark chocolate is an excellent source of antioxidants, improves cardiovascular health and contains fiber and iron. Likewise, a good tip to remember while buying the white chocolate is to look for the amount of cocoa butter present in it. Many popular white chocolate brands that claim to be “pure” white chocolate, especially the chocolate chips, contain a minimal amount of cocoa butter. If you look close to examine the ingredients list, they're labeled as either white baking chips or morsels, and usually have milk, oil, and sugar in it. Just remember that if you’re looking forward to the best flavor in your fudge recipe, buying quality ingredients is the key.

Thank you to Jessica at the Loulou Girls recipe blog for sharing this simple yet delicious 3 Minute Coconut Fudge recipe with us. For more dessert recipes and food, tips do visit the Loulou Girls food blog. Enjoy a mouthful of this delicious coconut fudge recipe with your loved ones today!

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