Absolutely Delicious Chocolate Fudge Recipes

If you love fudge, you'll love these chocolate fudge recipes!

I'm always on the search for fudge recipes. There's nothing quite as delectable as a slab of creamy, rich chocolate fudge. Who can resist? But what exactly is fudge? What separates it from, say, a truffle, and how can you make sure you have the best fudge recipes around?

What is fudge?

The main thing that sets fudge apart from other chocolate treats? Its texture. Fudge is a very firm candy, usually harder on the outside and creamy on the inside. Of course, fudge recipes vary, but most include sugar, butter, and some form of cream, whether it's actual cream, condensed or evaporated milk, or some other sort of thick liquid.

The top recipes

There are many varieties of fudge, but of course around here we're interested in the best of the best -- and that means chocolate fudge recipes. When you're making fudge, you want a recipe that's easy, doesn't use any funny ingredients you'll have to special order from Tibet, and tastes delicious.

Fortunately, these fudge recipes fit the bill.

Chocolaty Chocolate Fudge

Ingredients:

--20 oz milk chocolate bars
--1 cup butter (not margarine)
--1 12 oz pack of semi-sweet chocolate chips
--4 cups sugar
--1 and 2/3 cup evaporated milk
--2 and ½ cups mini marshmallows
--2 tsp vanilla

Bring the sugar, milk, and marshmallows to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly (don't scrap the sides of the pot). Boil for seven minutes. Meanwhile, combine the chocolate and butter in a bowl. When ready, pour the melted sugar mixture over the chocolate and stir.

Add the vanilla, then pour the fudge into two greased 9X13 inch pans. If you like, you can add extras at this stage: chocolate chips, nuts, toffee chunks, etc.

Sour Cream Fudge

When you go searching for chocolate fudge recipes, you don't usually think of sour cream. But this tangy, tasty fudge is everything you could hope for.

Ingredients:

--2 cups sugar
--1/2 cup sour cream
--1/3 cup light corn syrup
--2 tbsp butter
--1 tsp vanilla
--2 oz unsweetened chocolate

Bring the sugar, sour cream, corn syrup, and butter to a boil. Cover and cook one minute. Remove the lid and heat until a small amount dropped into cold water forms a sticky ball. Don't stir during this process.

Remove from heat. Add chocolate and vanilla, again without stirring. Let the mixture cool for ten to twenty minutes. Mix well with a wooden spoon, then pour it into a greased 8 inch baking dish. Let it cool completely before cutting into it.

And now you have my two favorite chocolate fudge recipes!

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