Easy Fudge – Step into a dessert enthusiasts’ haven. Experience the delight of our delectable recipe, for Easy Fudge! Immerse yourself in the pleasure of this timeless treat that combines a fusion of chocolate, marshmallow, and buttery goodness. In a span of 10 minutes, you’ll find yourself savoring heavenly squares. Our Easy Fudge Recipe brings together a harmony of flavors resulting in a confection that is both effortless to prepare and incredibly mouthwatering.
Imagine this; the tantalizing aroma of chocolate wafting through your kitchen, the excitement bubbling within as you embark on a culinary adventure. The first time I whipped up this Easy Fudge it was like rediscovering the enchantment hidden within the art of cooking. Witnessing the blending of chocolate chips with velvety marshmallow cream evoked childhood memories of visits to candy shops. The best part? The sheer joy reflected in my husband’s eyes after taking that bite followed by my child’s plea, for more! This recipe quickly became a family favorite creating moments that hold a special place in my heart.
What makes this Easy Fudge truly special?
What sets our Easy Fudge Recipe apart is not its simplicity but its sumptuously smooth texture and unparalleled taste. With premium chocolate chips imparting richness and the ethereal swirls of marshmallow cream adding a touch of cloud perfection each bite-sized square offers comfort encapsulated in sweetness. The careful process of dissolving sugar crystals. Accurately timing the boiling guarantees that each piece turns out silky and delicious making it an impressive addition, to any gathering or a delightful treat, for oneself.
What You Need To Make This Easy Fudge Recipe?
Butter: For the delicious taste of the fudge it is recommended to use unsalted butter in your fudge recipe. You can also use margarine as an alternative. Please note that it will affect the taste and texture of the fudge.
White Granulated Sugar: To achieve the desired level of sweetness, in your fudge granulated sugar is crucial. Take your time while boiling to ensure that all sugar crystals are completely dissolved as this will prevent any graininess in the product.
Full-Fat Evaporated Milk: When selecting milk for your fudge recipe opt for full-fat evaporated milk. This will give your fudge creamy consistency. Avoid using sweetened milk as its composition differs. Can alter the texture of the product.
High-Quality Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: The quality of chocolate you choose for your fudge has an impact on its flavor. It is recommended to use high-quality chocolate chips as they melt smoothly and contribute to a delightful chocolate experience.
Marshmallow Cream (Marshmallow Fluff): Incorporating marshmallow cream (also known as marshmallow fluff) into your fudge gives it a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Look for a 7-ounce jar of marshmallow cream or fluff when purchasing ingredients.
Vanilla Extract: To enhance the flavor profile of your fudge add a teaspoon of vanilla extract. This small amount adds depth and richness, to its taste. For results choose pure vanilla extract.
Steps To Make Easy Fudge:
Step 1: Before you start making fudge make sure all your ingredients are measured and within reach. It’s important to have everything prepared because the process moves quickly.
Step 2: Line either an 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan, with parchment paper. This is where your fudge will set and take shape.
Step 3: In a saucepan that can hold 3 quarts melt 3/4 cup of butter over medium heat until it becomes a smooth liquid. Make sure to coat the sides of the pan with the butter.
Step 4: Slowly add 2 and 1/2 cups of white granulated sugar into the center of the pan gently stirring to prevent any sugar crystals from sticking to the sides. The goal is to dissolve every grain of sugar into a sweetness.
Step 5: Pour in 2/3 cup of full-fat evaporated milk ensuring it blends seamlessly with the sugar-butter mixture. Leave no sugar crystals behind; they all need to join in for a celebration.
Step 6: Observe as the mixture comes alive and starts boiling over high heat. Stir constantly for 5 minutes. Adjusting the heat to medium will help avoid scorching your masterpiece. Use a candy thermometer if available; it should read around 234 to 236°F as you countdown to perfection! When the timer goes off take the mixture off the heat. Add 12 ounces of quality semi-sweet chocolate chips. Stir vigorously until they completely dissolve, resulting in a chocolate blend.
Step 7: Warm up a 7-ounce jar of marshmallow cream, in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. Combine it with the chocolate mixture and stir allowing the texture of the marshmallow to blend in seamlessly.
Step 8: Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the mixture. Continue stirring until any streaks of marshmallow disappear leaving you with a velvety consistency. Stop stirring as everything is well combined.
Step 9: Carefully pour your creation into a pan. Let it settle by giving it a shake to create those ripples that will be visually pleasing once set.
Step 10: Exercise patience as you allow your fudge to cool down to room temperature. It may be challenging. Trust me it will be worth the wait.
Step 11: Once cooled cut your fudge into 49 squares. Each square holds its moment of happiness ready to be enjoyed and savored.
To achieve the texture and a delightful melt-in-your-mouth sensation make sure that all the sugar crystals are fully dissolved while boiling. This careful step sets the groundwork, for a velvety and indulgent fudge. Take your time. Stir diligently. You’ll be rewarded with a batch of fudge that is exceptionally creamy and devoid of any undesirable graininess. Your patience will take your fudge-making skills to a realm of delectability.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use margarine instead of butter?
Although it is possible to use margarine, the lusciousness and texture of the fudge are greatly enhanced by using butter.
Why is high-quality chocolate important?
Using Premium chocolate chips guarantees a chocolate experience with melting smoothly and an exceptional taste.
Can I refrigerate the fudge?
Refrigeration should be avoided as it may impact the texture. For enjoyment keep your fudge covered on the countertop.Print
Easy Fudge Recipe
Immerse yourself in a world brimming with the pizzazz of chocolate! Our simple Fudge Recipe is your gateway, to indulgence taking you on a quick yet incredibly satisfying journey, into the realm of delectable treats. With a handful of ingredients and a touch of culinary magic, you’ll whip up truly extraordinary fudge. Lure your taste buds. Launch on an experience where each smooth bite will leave you craving for more.
- Prep Time: 5 MINUTES
- Cook Time: 5 MINUTES
- Total Time: 10 MINUTES
- Yield: 49 (MAKES 8×8 PAN) 1x
3/4 c. butter, this is 1 and 1/2 sticks; do not use margarine
2 & 1/2 c. white granulated sugar
2/3 c. full-fat evaporated milk, do not use sweetened condensed milk
12 oz. package (high quality) semi-sweet chocolate chips, 2 c.
7 oz. jar marshmallow cream, also called marshmallow fluff
1 tsp vanilla extract
Before you begin make sure you have all your ingredients measured and organized. It’s important to be prepared because making fudge happens quickly.
To prepare the pan line an 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan, with parchment paper. This will be where your fudge will be made.
In a saucepan of at least 3 quarts, melt 3/4 cup of butter over medium heat until it becomes completely liquid. Make sure it coats the sides of the pan.
Slowly add 2 and 1/2 cups of white granulated sugar to the center of the pan. Stir gently to dissolve the sugar without leaving any crystals on the sides.
Pour in 2/3 cup of full-fat evaporated milk blending it well with the mixture of sugar and butter. Make sure there are no remaining bits of sugar.
Watch as the mixture comes to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. Stir constantly for 5 minutes adjusting the heat to medium if necessary. Use a candy thermometer to ensure that it reaches a temperature between 234 to 236°F.
Once the timer goes off remove from heat. Add 12 ounces (approximately 2 cups) of high-quality semi-sweet chocolate chips, into the mixture.
Mix the ingredients vigorously until they completely melt and the mixture becomes smooth.
To make the Marshmallow Fluff warm a 7-ounce jar of marshmallow cream, in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. Then add it to the chocolate mix. Stir well making sure the marshmallow blends in nicely.
Next, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and stir until the mixture is evenly combined and smooth. Stop stirring as everything is mixed together.
Now quickly pour the mixture into a pan. Give it a gentle shake to even out the surface creating those beautiful ripples that make it look so appealing.
The hardest part now is to let the fudge cool down to room temperature. It requires some patience but trust me it’s totally worth it.
Once cooled you can cut the fudge into 49 squares. Each bite will bring you bliss. Give you an amazing taste experience that you’ll savor and enjoy.
Step into the realm of fudge without any concerns because this recipe, for Easy Fudge can be easily modified to suit a gluten-free diet. Just make sure that all the ingredients you use such as chocolate chips and marshmallow cream are certified gluten-free. This ensures that everyone, including those, with gluten sensitivities or allergies can savor this treat without any worries. By making these adjustments you can delight in the flavors of this fudge without compromising on taste or dietary preferences. Take pleasure in each velvety bite knowing that it is a gluten-free indulgence!
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