There are so many homemade chocolate fudge recipes that it is hard to choose a favorite. Oh well, who says we have to? We can try them all!
I hope you will enjoy testing and tasting these delicious recipes and adding your own to our growing collection.
You'll even enjoy recipes for microwave fudge that you can try if you need a quick fix! You will be amazed at how easy it is to throw together a wonderful last minute dessert.
You can also order some really yummy fudge as a special gift from various sources online. Sometimes you just have the urge to splurge! :)
I've sent a fudge gift to most of my family members at one time or another. It's always a big hit. Here are some of my favorites and then I'll follow on with the recipes.
Basic Chocolate Fudge
Combine chocolate (or cocoa), sugar, milk, and corn syrup in heavy pot. Stir to blend all ingredients.
Cook on low heat, slowly stirring, and bring to a boil. Cover and let boil 2-3 minutes.
Uncover and wash down insides of pot with pastry brush dipped in cold water. Continue to boil slowly without stirring until the syrup reaches the soft ball stage or 234 degrees (see candy syrup stages).
Remove from heat and set on a cooling rack. Add the butter - do not stir. Allow to cool until it is lukewarm (110 degrees).
Add vanilla and stir continually until the mixture loses it gloss and thickens up.
Pour into the oiled pan. Mark into squares. Cool until firm. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.
Chocolate Sour-Cream Fudge
Three Minute Fudge Recipe
Mix milk, sugar and salt in a 2 quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over low heat. Boil and stir for 3 minutes or until candy thermometer registers 225 degrees.
Remove from heat; add marshmallows, chocolate chips, vanilla, and nuts. Stir until marshmallows and chocolate are melted.
Pour into buttered square pan (9x9). Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares.
Creamy-Sure Fudge Recipe
Mix the first 5 ingredients in a saucepan. Stir the mixture constantly. Heat it to boiling and boil 5 minutes only.
Remove from heat. Add chocolate, stirring until melted. Stir in vanilla and walnuts.
Spread into a buttered 8-inch pan and allow to cool until firm. Cut in squares.
Store-Away Fudge Recipe
Bring the first 3 ingredients to a boil. Boil for 7 minutes (until it reaches the soft ball stage 234 degrees).
Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Beat until the mixture is smooth.
Pour into an oiled pan to cool. Cut into squares.
These homemade chocolate fudge recipes are some of my favorites. I hope that you will find them as delicious as I do.
If you have a favorite fudge recipe of your own, I'd be thrilled if you'd share it with the rest of us. As far as I'm concerned, you can never get enough chocolate in life, and that is doubly true when it comes to fudge!