Traditional Chocolate Fudge Recipe

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This is the heat and beat approach to making Traditional Chocolate Fudge Recipe, and it is how fudge is made, especially if the folk lore around the origin of fudge is accurate. According to the story, fudge was accidentally invented (like many fabulous recipes) when a baker, intent on making caramels, ‘fudged’ the recipe, overcooking the caramel and inventing fudge instead. The result? Well, if the fudge were made according to the original story version, it would have been butterscotch fudge (since caramels would also have been butterscotch or at least brown sugar based). And that is what we have in this recipe, except that it is traditional chocolate fudge that is being made.

And so, according to the tradition, this recipe is loaded with butter, milk and chocolate (as well as sugar, of course!) and heated to the soft ball stage, about 230F degrees. The whole mixture is usually left to sit for a few minutes, and then the beating begins. It can be quite fascinating to fudge these recipes, watching as the mixture loses its gloss and slowly begins thicker and finally becomes fudge. The dark and liquid mixture that is very glossy because of the butter slowly becomes somewhat lighter, then thicker, and loses the gloss entirely. It is an interesting transition to try. Let the kids watch when you carry out this part of the fudging process; unfortunately, this type of fudge should probably only be made by an adult since the fudge can be quite dangerous if it were to spill. Still, little ones can watch and learn, and will take great delight in watching you perform this magical process.

This is an easy recipe when the instructions are followed with care. And since they are clearly described on the web site and there are plenty of photos that illustrate what to do and when, you will have no problem re-creating this traditional chocolate fudge recipe. Remember just how much fat and sugar are in this sweet treat, and plan accordingly. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts for: Traditional Chocolate Fudge Recipe From Cincy Shopper
Ingredients: Sugar, cocoa powder, salt, milk, butter, vanilla, pecans.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 60 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 60, Calories from Fat 21, Total Fat 2.3g 4%, Saturated Fat 0.7g 3%, Cholesterol 2mg 1%, Sodium 12mg 0%, Potassium 34mg 1%,Carbohydrates 10.4g 3%, Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%, Sugars 9.7g, Protein 0.6g, Vitamin A 0%,Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 1%

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