One Bowl 5 Ingredient Easy Chocolate Fudge
You can never deny yourself a good recipe for fudge candy. This Easy Chocolate Fudge recipe will prove that just by putting simple ingredients together, you can spin magic at home. If you’re still not convinced give it a shot and you’ll know what exactly this recipe will do for you. The cocoa, when combined with butter, makes this fudge ultra silky and smooth. It’s the kind of recipe that chocolate lovers will make an instant connection. 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. Just remember when you’re making fudge, always prep your baking pan before hand by lining it with parchment paper or non-stick aluminium foil so that the fudge comes off easily when it’s done. It’s never a pleasant experience to scrape fudge off of your baking pan if not greased well. Like most fudge recipes, this one also can be stored in an airtight container with wax paper lined between each layer.
Fudge is one of the most fun desserts you can make since there are no right or wrong flavors and there are so many creative variations for making it. Just use your favorite flavors you can lay your hands on and blend them all with chocolate. Like for example, you can use mint extract or orange rind to make the fudge taste a bit exotic. You can also use peanut butter chips, butterscotch or Skor toffee bits or even marshmallow fluff to make it a bit more fun. This recipe can be made healthier if you 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. You can also add seeds like flax, pumpkin or even sunflower seeds or add nuts like pecans, walnuts etc. If you don’t like the crunch and still 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 candy thermometer. 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.
Thank you to Trevor and Jennifer at Show The Yummy food blog for sharing this delicious, Easy Chocolate Fudge recipe with us. For more fun desserts, unique recipes and food tips you can visit the blog where Trevor and Jennifer provide great food information. Just with six budge-friendly ingredients from your pantry, you can make a batch of the glossy, creamy, rich chocolate fudge that tastes decadently good. Enjoy!
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