Easiest Fudge Ever

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Everyone knows someone who adores homemade fudge, so next time you want to do something special for your friend who is a fudge admirer, make this fudge recipe for them. Fudge recipes are prepared around the holidays and make an excellent gift to neighbors and loved ones. Homemade fudge recipes are also a science, which unfortunately means that many people steer clear of them, even though they know people who would love to enjoy fudge all year round. The fact is that homemade recipes for desserts are so much more special than store-bought ones, so it is worthwhile mastering fudge making once and for all. Most fudge recipes require the use of a thermometer, which allows the mixture to come to the appropriate temperature, which will allow it to set into a fudge-like consistency. This easiest fudge ever recipe is from ‘The Southern Lady Cooks’ recipe blog and involves only four ingredients, no stove, and no candy thermometer. All you require is a microwave and a heatproof bowl.

If you are looking for a recipe for fudge candy, this easy fudge recipe will be the best one you try. It involves a mix of semi-sweet chocolate, condensed milk, vanilla, and nuts, but its formula is versatile. No matter what chocolate you decide to use for this easy candy recipe, it should set into a creamy, yet firm consistency when mixed with the condensed milk. You could also substitute the vanilla extract for other liquid flavorings, like orange extract, mint extract, or almond extract. Judy, the developer of this fudge recipe, includes the optional ingredients of using whatever chopped nuts you like. If the person you are gifting this recipe to is allergic to nuts, you can leave them out for a plain fudge, but you could add in other ingredients as well. Try adding the equivalent amount of finely chopped red and green glace cherries for a holiday flair or stir in some dried blueberries, cranberries, and oats for a granola take on traditional fudge recipes. Just don’t add any more than a cup of dry ingredients to the fudge mixture or it may be too chunky.

If you entertain a lot, it is integral to have fun desserts, like this confection recipe, to please a crowd. This easy fudge recipe takes only a few minutes to mix and an hour or so to set, making it, the perfect make-ahead dessert, but also one you could prepare relatively close to the event. As with any confection or dessert recipe, you want to ensure it looks as pretty on the plate as it possibly could. Although Judy doesn’t suggest to do this, line your dish with parchment paper that is long enough to hang over the edges of the dish. These flaps will allow you to lift the fudge out of the pan to a cutting board to cut into perfect squares. Consider greasing your knife with a small amount of butter so that it won’t stick to the fudge as you slice through. Thanks to Judy, at ‘The Southern Lady Cooks’, for sharing her easiest fudge ever recipe.**

Nutrition Facts for: Easiest Fudge Ever from The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients: Canned sweetened condensed milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips, vanilla extract, walnut pieces.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 24 servings.* Per ServingCalories 87, Calories from Fat 41, Total Fat 4.5g 7%, Saturated Fat 1.1g 5%, Cholesterol 6mg 2%, Sodium 24mg 1%, Potassium 87mg 2%, Carbohydrates 10.1g 3%, Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%, Sugars 9.4g, Protein 2.5g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 5%, Iron 1%

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