Foolproof Almond Joy Fudge

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A mouthful of chocolate fudge with a little something nutty is worth a million praises. This Foolproof Almond Joy Fudge recipe, for instance, will have you drooling even while you’re making it. You’ll be in disbelief to know how simple and easy to make this recipe for fudge candy is. Just five everyday ingredients from your kitchen pantry and a microwave are all you need to whip up this recipe together. Within minutes you’ll be able to get delicious and smooth fudge embedded with almond bits. You could also use cashews, walnuts or pecans along with almond to add to the taste. 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 beforehand by lining your baking pan with a non-stick aluminium foil or parchment paper to help the fudge comes off easily when it’s done. As most fudge recipes suggest, this fudge also has to be stored in an airtight container with wax paper lined between each layer to help it keep fresh for days.

If you’re not a fan of microwave and want to look for a more traditional way of melting the chocolate, you can use a double boiling method. Sometimes microwaving the fudge ingredients can be tricky and there is a possibility of the chocolate overcooking. A double boiling method, on the other hand, gives you the opportunity to look at the chocolate while it is melting and perhaps the best way to avoid a fudge disaster. The secret to melting chocolate for a fudge recipe is just to melt it to the right temperature. Always use a candy thermometer and have the patience to let the fudge cool before stirring. This step is a must follow if you're aiming to make that perfectly dreamy fudge.

Fudge is one of the most fun desserts you can make mainly 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 milk chocolate. Dark chocolate with more than seventy percent cacao is ideal if you're looking to make this fudge wholesome and healthier. Since dark chocolate goes through less processing or ‘dutching’ as the term is called, the higher the cacao content, the better. Dark chocolate is loaded with fiber, iron, magnesium and antioxidants that are essential for a healthy immune system. If you don’t like the crunch and but still want a nutty flavor in your fudge, opt for a nut butter of your choice like almond or peanut butter. Coconuts are considered a superfood because they're loaded with a combination of fatty acids that have so many positive effects on our well-being. Adding coconut flakes to desserts is not only good from nutritional point of view but also adds a natural sweetness with a dense texture. To keep desserts low of sugars, you can substitute the sweetened coconut flakes with the unsweetened ones. You can buy the unsweetened coconut flakes at any health food store which is sometimes also called as ‘desiccated’ coconut.

Thank you to Beth Pierce at Small Town Woman food blog for sharing this Chocolate Almond Fudge recipe with us. For more fun desserts, unique recipes and food tips you can visit Beth’s blog. Enjoy this delicious almond fudge with your family today!

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