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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Recipe: Mom's Easy Fudge

I grew up with this recipe. Mom would whip up fudge quickly and easily; I never knew it was meant to be difficult. In high school my sisters and I made batches of this, packaged them in tins and gave them to friends as Christmas gifts. I love this fudge and it's a family favorite. It's not very smooth, but it's not meant to be. When I've had smooth fudge I always find it strange tasting, as my palette is used to this one. It's still quite delicious.

I'd actually already eaten a bit before I took the picture. And obviously
I'm a messy cutter. 
This is the recipe for a large batch. You can half or quarter it to make a small amount. I made half in this photo.

Ingredients:

1 Pound Confectioner's Sugar (4 1/2 cups)
1/2 - 2/3 Cup Cocoa powder (to taste)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup margarine or butter

Steps:

Sift or stir together sugar, cocoa powder and salt until well blended in 1 quart microwavable bowl.
Stir in milk and vanilla (it will not get creamy yet.)
Cut butter into pieces and place on top.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.
Spread in greased 8 x 8 pan and refrigerate.
Chill until firm.

Don't substitute other sugars as it will result in a gritty fudge. If you don't have confectioner's sugar, put granular sugar in the blender first. This fudge is not meant to be incredibly smooth, as it doesn't melt the sugar entirely, so the finer the sugar the better.

You can add peanut butter, nuts, nutella etc to this recipe easily and effectively. I've often made chocolate/peanut butter fudge. You could also do peppermint extract instead of vanilla for a chocolate mint.

This makes a lot of fudge. Easily adjust the recipe down for a smaller amount.

2 comments:

  1. Yummy! That looks so delicious. I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog!

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  2. I would enjoy a piece of that awesome Fudge right now, it looks so good! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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