After our previous article we bring you another 8 fudge variations to make
Mocha Nut Fudge
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup evaporated milk
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1 cup chopped walnut
In a heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, milk and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil; boil for 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat; stir in chocolate chips, vanilla and coffee granules with a wooden spoon. Continue stirring until mixture is smooth and thick, about 5 minutes. Stir in walnuts. Shape into two 9-in. logs; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Unwrap and cut into slices.
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Grease an 8×8 inch square baking pan. Set aside.
Combine sugar, cocoa and milk in a medium saucepan. Stir to blend, then bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer. Do not stir again.
Place candy thermometer in pan and cook until temperature reaches 238 degrees F(114 degrees C). If you are not using a thermometer, then cook until a drop of this mixture in a cup of cold water forms a soft ball. Feel the ball with your fingers to make sure it is the right consistency. It should flatten when pressed between your fingers.
Remove from heat. Add butter or margarine and vanilla extract. Beat with a wooden spoon until the fudge loses its sheen. Do not under beat. Pour into prepared pan and let cool. Cut into about 60 squares
White Chocolate Fudge
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 ounces white chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup chopped pecans
Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
In the top of a double boiler over lightly simmering water, heat white chocolate, stirring until melted and smooth.
Fold melted white chocolate and pecans into cream cheese mixture. Spread into prepared baking dish. Chill for 1 hour, then cut into 1 inch squares.
Chocolate Orange Fudge
2 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
Line an 8 x 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.
Melt chocolate chips with condensed milk in the top of a double boiler or in a bowl in the microwave. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in pecans and grated orange peel.
Pour chocolate mixture into prepared pan. Chill 2 hours, or until firm, and cut into squares. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.
Nutty White Fudge
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon milk
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 (1 ounce) squares white baking chocolate
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Gradually add sugar. Beat in melted chocolate. Add vanilla and salt; mix well. Stir in walnuts. Spread into a buttered 8-in. square pan. Chill for 4-5 hours before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.
Trail Mix White Fudge
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dried apricots, cut into
1/2 cup roasted pistachios, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup crystallized ginger, cut into small pieces
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 ounces white chocolate chips (or bar, cut into medium dice)
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
Like fruitcake batter, there’s just enough fudge to hold the fruit and nuts together.
Spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Fit an 8-by-16-inch sheet of foil in the pan so that you can use the foil overhang as a handle to pull fudge from the pan.
Place cranberries, apricots, pistachios and ginger in a medium bowl. Then bring sugar, milk and salt to a full rolling boil in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Simmer, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and starts to turn a pale caramel, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, quickly stir in marshmallows, then chocolate, and stir vigorously until the marshmallows start to melt.
Pour mixture into bowl with fruit and nuts; continue to mix vigorously (hands work well once mixture has cooled to warm) until fruit and nuts are evenly distributed. Press fudge into prepared pan. Refrigerate until cool and hard, about 1 1/2 hours.
Red and White Fudge
2 cups white chocolate chips
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
1 (16 ounce) package vanilla frosting
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup sweetened-dried cranberries
1 teaspoon orange zest
Line a 9×9 inch pan with aluminum foil and spray lightly with nonstick coating. Melt chips in microwave, stir until smooth.
In a mixing bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, cream cheese and frosting; blend well. Stir in melted chips, walnuts, cranberries and orange peel. Stir well and spread mixture into the prepared pan. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Cut into 1 inch squares before serving.
Cherries and Chocolate Fudge
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup chopped candied cherries
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup pecan halves
1/4 cup candied cherries, halved
Line an 8 x 8 inch square pan with aluminum foil.
In a microwave-safe bowl combine sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips; microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes, or until chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth. Stir in chopped almonds, chopped cherries and almond extract. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Place pecan halves and cherry halves on top.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until firm. Cut into 1 inch squares. Store, covered, in refrigerator.