The following “Chew This!” column has been reprinted from “The Shelbyville News”. By: Blaise Doubman.
5-minute, 5 ingredient Chocolate Fudge
I am always looking for fast, easy and delicious recipes and this particular recipe hits the nail on the head in all three categories! When I first thought about developing this recipe, I started out wanting and thinking about a quick fudge that could be made without any type of fussy candy thermometers. I also wanted it to be delicious and just the right fudge texture. So many fudge recipes I have tried throughout the years turn out hard or tasteless. Once this recipe was perfected, I looked down at my chocolate splattered notes and thought, I just made a delicious chocolate fudge in the microwave in five minutes, I am in trouble! Ha! If you do not have chocolate milk, just use white milk. Another beautiful thing about this recipe is how versatile it is. Do not have unsalted butter? Use salted. Want to experiment with different extracts instead of vanilla? Try maple extract or even almond extract! Stir in chopped cherries and pecans for an even tastier explosion of flavors. Or why not try a white chocolate version!? That is why recipes are so fun! Experiment with them to fit your tastes and create new twists on your favorites.
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Microwave Chocolate Fudge
Leftover fudge can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 stick unsalted butter, diced
1/4 cup chocolate milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Start by lining a loaf pan with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large, microwave safe bowl, place the powdered sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder. Whisk together well until combined and lump free.
Add in the diced unsalted butter and the chocolate milk.
Place into the microwave and microwave on high for 90 seconds.
Remove and stir. Add in pure vanilla extract and stir together.
Place back into the microwave for 30 seconds.
Remove and stir. Add up to 1 cup more powdered sugar to reach desired consistency.
Pour into prepared pan and smooth out the top.
Place into the refrigerator to chill for no longer than 60 minutes.
Remove, unmold and cut into pieces. Enjoy!
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