Chocolate Walnut Fudge

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Are you still looking for a perfect recipe for making fudge candy? You can’t go wrong with this delicious Chocolate Walnut Fudge recipe that is both nutty and chocolatey. It’s the kind of recipe that chocolate lovers will make an instant connection. Just with seven budge-friendly ingredients from your pantry, you can make a batch of the glossy, creamy, rich chocolate fudge that tastes decadently good. The beauty of homemade fudge is that you can use the simplest of ingredients without any added preservatives or artificial flavors unlike the store-bought fudge. Make sure to prep your baking pan before hand 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 done. As most fudge recipes say, this fudge also has to be stored in an airtight container with wax paper lined between each layer.

Fudge is one of the most fun desserts you can make especially because there are so many creative variations for making it. You can also use peanut butter chips or Skor toffee bits or even marshmallow fluff to make it a bit more fun. This recipe is also great if you want to make it healthier like, for instance, you can choose to add dark chocolate in the place of regular chocolate for a bitter-sweet taste. 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. Along with walnuts, you can also add other ingredients like flax seeds, pumpkin or even sunflower seeds to it. You could also add pecans or other chopped nuts and not just limit it to walnuts. If you don’t like the crunch and want nutty flavor in your fudge, just use nut butter like almond or peanut butter which is a more preferred option.

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, there are a few important steps to follow like heating and cooling the mixture to precise temperatures. Do not overheat the chocolate when melting or you might end up having a funny texture or flavor in the process. 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. For this purpose, it’s a good idea to invest in a candy thermometer so that you can measure the temperature when aiming to make that perfect dreamy fudge. Likewise, when adding vanilla flavor in this recipe, it’s a good idea to use the real vanilla beans as opposed to the artificial flavor. Bakers around the world believe and agree that vanilla is more than just a flavoring agent. When you add vanilla extract to desserts, it brings the rest of the ingredients together to make it taste richer and fuller. Apart from its sweet fragrance, the impact of real vanilla extract in dessert recipes is huge. Sure it can be more expensive than the artificial flavor, but it yields a more superior and premium taste especially in fudges and other dessert recipes.

Thank you to Terri at Great Grub Delicious Treats food blog for sharing this Chocolate Walnut Fudge recipe with us. For more fun desserts, unique recipes and food tips you can visit Terri’s blog where she provides great information. Enjoy this delicious fudge with your family today!

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