Old Fashion Chocolate Fudge
Everyone seems to love a good fudge, so give this old fashioned chocolate fudge recipe a try. Of all the dessert recipes in the world, fudge has to be one of the easiest yet most rich and satisfying desserts we know of. That rich, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate is always a nice treat to enjoy after dinner for a nice sweet treat to end a meal. It's always on the best dessert platters, and you can be sure to find it at festivals and fairs, or even at a stand in the mall. There are so many flavours of fudge too, of course, the classic chocolate fudge, but there are also white chocolate versions as well as Oreo, mocha, pumpkin, butterscotch, coconut, mint chocolate chip, orange, peanut butter, rocky road and even Snickers bar fudge. If you remember your grandmother or mother ever making fudge you know the classic stuff. You may have even been taught how to make it by a grandparent or a parent as it's a fairly easy recipe to learn. Most fudge recipes consist of heating a mixture of milk, sugar and butter on the stove top until it reaches a specific temperature, and then beating the thick liquid while it cools so that no chunks or crystals form. Then nuts and other ingredients can be added if desired.
It's not clear where the original recipe for fudge candy came from, or who invented it. There is information that says fudge was very popular at women's colleges and some of the colleges have their own distinct fudge recipes that go back as far as the 1800s. Fudge used to be sold for something like only 40 cents a pound or less. Even though you can purchase it, it's one of those easy desserts that's worth knowing how to make well. It's easily whipped up for an event or a bake sale, and you'll be sure to sell a lot of it or see it disappear off of a table of treats at a party. It also makes a great gift to people who love sweets and chocolate. This recipe from Midget Momma is one of her grandmother's own personal recipes that she used to make. Now that her grandma has retired from her kitchen duties, Midget Momma has gladly taken over the job of making her grandmas famous fudge. The recipe calls for white sugar, cocoa powder, half and half cream butter and a little bit of vanilla extract. Very simple and all natural ingredients make for the best classic fudge you've ever tasted. Just be sure to eat this in moderation just as any sugary dessert even though it may be tempting to have a lot of this delicious dessert.
For all the vegans out there, there are vegan fudge recipes that contain no dairy that are a little healthier to consume. If you really wanted to up the healthy contents in a fudge recipe you could try using 100% cacao powder instead of refined cocoa powder. In many of the healthier fudge recipes they will substitute the white sugar for maple syrup or coconut sugar, you could even try xylitol for a low glycemic option. The flavour may differ somewhat, but it's still a type of fudge. Just Google search "healthy fudge recipe" or "vegan fudge recipe" and you should get some good recipes. Enjoy this and many more of the fabulous dessert recipes from Midget Momma's website. Thank you Lauren for this great recipe and for the awesome content you share on your website. She also shares family and parenting information as well as money saving tips which we could all use from time to time.***
Nutrition Facts for: Old Fashion Chocolate Fudge From Midget Momma
Ingredients: White sugar, cocoa powder, half and half cream, butter, vanilla extract.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for servings. * Per Serving: Calories 36, Calories from Fat 11, Total Fat 1.2g 2%, Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%,Cholesterol 3mg 1%, Sodium 7mg 0%, Potassium 22mg 1%, Carbohydrates 6.8g 2%, Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%, Sugars 6.3g, Protein 0.2g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%,Iron 1%
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