My Moms Fudge

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You have to try out this delicious recipe for fudge candy. Karen, from The Food Charlatan food blog shares "My Mom's Fudge" recipe, that comes straight from her mom's recipe book. There is nothing quite like homemade recipes that are passed down through the generations. Many families take pride in keeping their family recipes a secret, so its always so nice when someone decides to share them with all of us through their website. So this yummy looking recipe for fudge candy from Karen's recipe archives is her family's favourite dessert recipe to make for the holidays. Back in 1887, the first candy store on Mackinac Island opened and was called Murdick’s Candy Kitchen after the owner Henry Murdick. Henry actually used his own mother's famous fudge recipe to create the fudge for the candy store. He also dreamed up the idea to mix bits of fudge into ice cream which continues to be a popular favourite in this region.

Fudge was also very popular at women's colleges like Vassar College, and the young ladies who attended these prestigious colleges would make fudge of their own to sell at college auctions. Other colleges created their own versions of fudge recipes and made them for the same reasons, to sell, usually for around 40 cents a pound. Now we can find fudge almost anywhere. You can buy pre made fudge at the grocery store, or at a speciality shop. There are even healthier chocolate that come in a fudge flavour, like Inbar brand Chocolate Bars in Chocolate Fudge flavour. Environmental Working Group is an organization dedicated to bringing consumers the information they need to make healthy choices when purchasing products, and they have extensive lists that show you which product has the least compromising ingredients possible. So the Inbar is rated at a level of 2, meaning that it has few bad ingredients in it and something at the level of 1 would be less of a concern. Kellogg's, Special K, Divine Fudge Brownies on the other hand rate on the scale at a 10, which means that the product contains some chemicals and preservatives that aren't so good for our health. This great information helps us know which products to buy and which ones to eat in moderation or stay away from altogether.

When it comes to easy dessert recipes and quick dessert recipes, fudge has to be one of the simplest recipes you can make. Sometimes it is the first recipe that kids are taught when they are learning how to make desserts on their own. The nice thing about easy dessert recipes like fudge, is that there are minimal ingredients. For example, this fudge recipe only has 5 ingredients; white granulated sugar, butter, evaporated milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips, marshmallow cream or marshmallow fluff and vanilla. Many people don't even include marshmallow fluff into their fudge recipes so you could make it even more simple by trying a recipe that doesn't included it. Thank you to Karen for sharing her family recipe with us to try out.***

Nutrition Facts for: My Moms Fudge From The Food Charlatan/b>
Ingredients: Granulated sugar, butter, evaporated milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, vanilla.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 64-One inch serving pieces. * Per Serving:Calories 90, Calories from Fat 36, Total Fat 4.0g 6%, Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%, Cholesterol 8mg 3%, Sodium 25mg 1%, Potassium 29mg 1%, Carbohydrates 13.7g 5%, Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%, Sugars 12.3g, Protein 0.6g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 1%

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