5 Minute 5 Ingredient Chocolate Pecan Fudge

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Happiness is a big block of fudge with pecans in it! A recipe for fudge candy gets even better when you add your favorite nuts in it. This 5 Minute 5 Ingredient Chocolate Pecan Fudge recipe is all you need to add something sweet to your dinner table during the holidays. It takes just five minutes to get it all together and a few hours to let it set until you serve. Fun desserts like fudge with minimal ingredients are a great option during the busy holiday season. They’re also easy on the budget because of the five easy ingredients that are there in this recipe. Since this recipe uses dark chocolate, it makes this fudge recipe a lot healthier than the one that uses milk chocolate. Dark chocolate with more than seventy percent cacao is wholesome and healthier because it goes through less processing or ‘dutching’ as the term is called. Dark chocolate is full of fiber, iron, magnesium and antioxidants that are essential for a healthy immune system.

There are so many great variations for making homemade fudge recipes with no rules whatsoever. You can add whatever ingredients that appeal to your taste buds and make fudge the way your family wants. Like for example, you can use peanut butter or butterscotch. Add toffee bits, caramel or even marshmallow fluff to make it a bit more fun. Adding cookie butter to a fudge recipe will give the fudge gingerbread like a taste. Along with pecans, you can also add other nuts like walnuts, almonds and toasted cashews. You can also add flax seeds, pumpkin or even sunflower seeds to it. If you don’t like the crunch and want nutty flavor in your fudge, just use nut butter like almond or the great peanut butter and chocolate combination always as a more preferred option. If you’re nut-free, just avoid the pecans in this recipe, and it still tastes good with just all chocolate.

Even though making fudge sounds easy, it still requires a bit of precision while making. If you are aiming for a perfect, glossy and creamy homemade fudge, it’s important to follow certain steps like the heating and cooling of the mixture to precise temperatures. Do not overheat the chocolate while melting or you might end up having an odd texture or flavor in the process. If melting the chocolate in a microwave seems like a tricky method to you, you can always use a double boiler to let it melt at a slower pace. Using a microwave also defeats the purpose of making healthier fudge like this one as a microwave is known for killing the nutrients. The secret to melting chocolate to the right temperature is to use a thermometer and having the patience to let the fudge cool before stirring. It is perhaps a good reason to invest in a candy thermometer so that you can measure the temperature when aiming to make that perfect dreamy fudge. Make sure to prep your baking pan beforehand by lining your baking dish or sheet with a non-stick aluminium foil or parchment paper just so that the fudge comes off easily when it’s ready. As most fudge recipes say, this fudge also has to be stored in an airtight container with wax paper lined between each layer.

Thank you to Mary Younkins at Barefeet In The Kitchen food blog for sharing this 5 Minute 5 Ingredient Chocolate Pecan Fudge recipe with us. For more fun desserts, unique recipes and food tips visit Mary’s blog where she provides great information. Enjoy this delicious fudge with your family today!

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