Super Easy Fudge

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A super easy fudge recipe like this one is true to what it promises. It tastes unbelievably decadent, perfectly silky, soft making it melt in your mouth. A recipe for fudge candy with just as little as six ingredients is also easy on your budget. Sometimes the simplest of the recipes is what makes them extra special to eat because there are no complications involved in making them. One important tip while making fudge is to always line the baking pan with a non-stick aluminium foil or parchment paper just so that it comes off quickly without leaving a mess when cutting into cubes. Nothing is worse than getting into a sticky situation when it comes to slicing fudge.

To make this fudge recipe a bit healthier, you can add nuts or seeds like flax seeds, pumpkin or even sunflower seeds. Adding nuts and seeds gives the fudge a fun texture and crunch and also keep it healthy at the same time. If you want to use nut butter like almond or peanut butter you could use it by all means. If you’re feeling slightly braver with trying new flavors, you can also use butter scotch chips or Skor toffee bits. Fudge is one of the best fun desserts you can make especially because there is no right or wrong ingredient for making it and there are so many creative variations for making it. Although making fudge sounds easy, it still requires a bit of understanding and precision for making that perfect batch of glossy and creamy homemade fudge. The main thing to keep in mind while making fudge is heating and cooling the mixture to precise temperatures. The secret lies in using a thermometer and having the patience to let the fudge cool before stirring. Therefore, it’s a good idea to invest in a candy thermometer so that you can measure the temperature to make that perfect dreamy fudge.

As a healthier alternative for this recipe, you can choose dark or bittersweet chocolate chips or the ones that have more than 70% cacao in them in the place of regular ones. Dark chocolate is an excellent source of antioxidants, improves cardiovascular health and contains fiber and iron. Likewise, if using vanilla flavor in this fudge recipe, it’s better to use the real vanilla beans as opposed to the artificial vanilla flavor. Bakers around the world believe in the science aspect of vanilla and agree that when added to desserts it is more than just a flavor. It brings the ingredients together to make it taste richer and fuller and not to mention the sweet fragrance of real vanilla beans stands out distinctly in dessert recipes. Sure it can be more expensive than the artificial flavor, but it yields a more superior and premium taste especially in fudges and other desserts. Do not be confused between evaporated milk and condensed milk as they are both two different ingredients. If you do use condensed milk, you might end up making your fudge way too sweet since condensed milk has sugar added to it. Evaporated milk, on the other hand, is not quite thick since it has no sugar in it.

Thank you to Erica, Echo and Emily at Favorite Family Recipes food blog for sharing this delicious and super easy fudge recipe with us. For more fun desserts, unique recipes and food tips you can visit the website Favorite Family Recipes. For those days when the craving for chocolate kicks in, this six ingredient Fudge recipe will keep you company. Enjoy a mouthful of this heavenly fudge with your family today!

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