Smooth and creamy, this fudge is the BEST fudge I have ever made. Okay, I don’t have a lot of fudge making experience, but I have eaten a lot of fudge. And this fudge is AMAZING! If you like milk chocolate fudge that is perfectly sweet (but not too sweet)…this recipe is for you! I seriously can’t stop eating it!
This month for the Crazy Cooking Challenge we were challenged to find the best fudge recipe available on a blog. I came across this recipe from Get Off Your Butt and Bake via Pinterest while searching for creamy, milk chocolate fudge recipes. I was originally planning on using a microwave and some marshmallow cream to make some really quick and easy fudge, but then I saw this recipe. Although it did not call for marshmallows and required a bit of stirring initially, I am SO glad I made it!
You really need to check out the blog Get Off Your Butt and Bake. Jonna has the most amazing photographs. And if the rest of her recipes are anything like this fudge, they are going to be fantastic! Plus, you really should read her tutorial on making this fudge recipe. I love all her step-by-step photos and directions.
Creamy Milk Chocolate Fudge
slightly adapted from Get Off Your Butt and Bake
3 1/2 cups milk chocolate (I used chocolate chips and milk chocolate apeels, if you use a bar form of chocolate break it into pieces)
4 cups sugar
2 cups cream
2 sticks butter, cut into pieces (I used one salted and one unsalted)
1 tablespoon vanilla
any add-ins you would like: nuts, marshmallows, etc. (optional)
Butter a large heavy pot (I took a partially used stick from my fridge and rubbed it on the inside of the pot). Combine cream and sugar in the heavy pot and stir constantly over medium heat until it comes to a rolling boil. After it comes to a boil, stop stirring (yay!) and put the lid on for one minute, then take off the lid.
Without stirring keep cooking the cream and sugar until it comes to a soft ball stage using a candy thermometer. (This is a great time to chop up your chocolate, if necessary and put it in a large bowl. Also pull out your hand mixer–you will need it later). Once it hits the soft ball stage, remove the pan from heat and add butter pieces and vanilla. Let it sit for one minute without stirring.
This is the tricky part…pour the cream mixture into the large bowl containing your chocolate WITHOUT scraping the bowl (I know you will be tempted, but just don’t do it!!) Using a hand mixer, beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Fold in nuts or marshmallows (or whatever else you desire to add). Pour into a parchment lined (or greased) 9×13 pan. (I used two 8×8 or 9×9). Put in the fridge until set (a few hours or overnight…if you can wait that long).
Layer fudge pieces with wax paper in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
While I am pretty sure I found the BEST fudge recipe ever, there are 65+ bloggers also participating in today’s Crazy Cooking Challenge (hosted by Tina @ Mom’s Crazy Cooking) to find the perfect Fudge recipe. So, be sure to check out the other fabulous recipes posted below. (It’s like a digital fudge cookbook with pictures!) AND if you feel like voting for my post, feel free to click “like” under my picture below (#53).