Wednesday, December 14, 2005


What would the world be without fudge? Boring, for one. There are so many types of fudge out there it's nearly impossible to name them all. My favorite, along with the majority of fudge lovers, is chocolate fudge. Here are several recipes, variations on a theme if you will. If you give any a try, let me know how it turned out-I haven't tried all of these myself.

Delicious Fudge
Printable Recipe

1 c Brown Sugar
1 c Sugar
2/3 c Milk, Condensed
2 oz Unsweetened Chocolate
2 tb Butter
2 tb Corn Syrup
1 ts Vanilla
1 c Nuts, Chopped

Cut the chocolate in small pieces and cook with the brown and
granulated sugar, the condensed milk and the corn syrup. Stir until
the sugar is dissolved. Then cook, stirring occasionally, until the
fudge forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water. Remove from the
fire, add the butter and let stand until it is cool. Then beat until
it begins to lose its glossy appearance. Add the vanilla and the
nuts, pour on a greased pan and allow to cool. Cut in squares.

Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book -
Fine Old Recipes, Culinary Arts Press, 1936.
Candy Bar FudgePrintable Recipe

1/2 c butter or margarine
1/3 c cocoa powder
1/4 c brown sugar-packed
1/4 c milk
3 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
30 caramel candy-unwrapped
1 T water
2 c peanuts-salted
1/2 c semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c milk chocolate chips

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, cocoa, brown sugar and
milk. Microwave on high until mixture boils, about 3 minutes. Stir in
confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Pour into a greased 8-in. square
baking pan. In another microwave-safe bowl, heat caramels and water on
high for 2 minutes or until melted. Stir in peanuts-spread over
chocolate layer. Microwave chocolate chips on high for 1 minute or
until melted-spread over caramel layer. Chill until firm.

No Cook Fudge
Great one for kids!
Printable Recipe

1/2 gallon ziplock bag
1/2 cups cocoa
3 ounces cream cheese
1 pound powdered sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Place all ingredients in the ziplock bag.
Work out the air. Knead 25-30 min.
Nuts or peanut butter may be added at the end.

One Bowl Chocolate Fudge
My personal favorite, and the one I always make.
Printable Recipe

1 pk 8 squares semisweet chocolate
2/3 c Sweetened condensed milk
1 t Vanilla
1/8 t Salt
1 c Chopped walnuts

Microwave chocolate and milk in 1 1/2 quart microwavable bowl on
high for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Stir until chocolate
is completely melted and smooth.
Stir in vanilla, salt and walnuts. Spread in greased 8 x 4 or
9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours;
cut into small squares.

Creamy Chocolate Fudge
Printable Recipe

1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
1-1/2 cups white sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Line an 8x8 inch pan with aluminum foil. Set aside. In a large saucepan over
medium heat, combine marshmallow cream, sugar, evaporated milk, butter and
salt. Bring to a full boil, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and pour in semisweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate
chips. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in nuts
and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours, or
until firm.

I haven't the conscience to try this one. Fudge is so bad for you already and Velveeta...
pseudo cheese to start with and some of the ingredients I just can't pronounce.
Well, it IS the Holiday Season, if you do make this one PLEASE let me know!

Velveeta Cheese FudgePrintable Recipe

1 lb Margarine or Butter
1 lb Velveeta Cheese
1 c Cocoa
4 lb Powdered Sugar
2 c Nuts, Chopped
2 ts Vanilla

Melt margarine and cheese together. Mix in remaining ingredients. Spread
in greased pan. Cool. Cut in squares. Keep in refrigerator. Makes enough
for a big party.


eyes_only4him said...

I have had that velveets fudge isnt that dont waste your time..LOL

ok now the one before says both milk chocolate and semi sweet..I only have semi sweet..what do i do???????? I wanna try that one:)

Anne Coleman said...

I would try it with the semi sweet you have. It won't hurt, it will just be "darker" in flavor than if you added milk chocolate-which tends to be creamier.

eyes_only4him said...

ok shoot..i have another probelem..

can I use coco poweder instead of chips..I am making more balls and I only have one bag of chips..whats a girl to do??


Anne Coleman said...

Cocoa powder for fudge? For that particular recipe or for ANY fudge?

The No-Cook recipe uses cocoa powder.

There is a little trick for using cocoa powder for a recipe that calls for chocolate squares but it's really only for baked goods-the consistency won't be the same.

Mise en Place said...

Ah, all your fudge sounds so yummy and I may just try one. BUT, I will tell you that the Pasta E' Fagioli sounds fantabulous and I will be making it.

Is fantabulous a word? Anyway, you know what I'm saying, I just know it. LOL!

My husband is Italian, actually he is first generation American and LOVES good food. Thanks for sharing all the wonderfulness!

Anne Coleman said...

Looks like a word to me! Even if it isn't, this is BlogLand and we all know, anything goes!

eyes_only4him said...

ok, so your saying it wouldnt work so good?

I was making the creamy fudge one.

I will just use a little less chocolate..maybe half a bag of chips instead of a full bag..

any other idea?

Anne Coleman said...

I hate to bust your chocolate bubble-but if you use less chips, chances are the fudge won't firm up right.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to all your fudge comments, Anne, I made a regular batch of PB today off the marshmallow cream jar... I use the Kitchen Aid and it turns out great every time, thanks to the use of a candy thermometer!!


eyes_only4him said...

ok, where in michigan r u from??

all my family still lives there

Melanie said...

Oh, Anne! You are SO tempting me! My mouth is watering just thinking about all of this!