Love love love fudge! I am a connoisseur of the fudge recipe.
It is odd isn’t it … you can make fudge all year round, but fudge at Christmas is always a tradition. And being a traditionalist, I continue to love the Original Fantasy Fudge recipe. Original as in, hey who changed the ingredients? Did they think I wouldn’t notice a change of ingredients on the jet puff marshmallow jar!
This is my all time favorite fudge recipe that I have made as soon as I was old enough to cook. The creamy texture and sweet, but not too sweet chocolate flavor. This is my go to fudge recipe and bonus as it freezes very well. Cut the fudge into squares and freeze for a post holiday treat! I believe the evaporated milk helps to give the Original Fantasy Fudge recipe the silky texture.
However a few tours around Pinterest and I am astounded at the number of different takes on fudge. Who knew? Where have I been? I see many fudge makers are a little more adventuresome than I with the ingredients, but I will share with you the fudge recipes (in no particular order) I have found the most intriguing from my fudge travels.
Fudge #2 Three Minute Fudge Recipe
As I mentioned, the Original Fantasy Fudge recipe is my go to. But I did find and try a “simple” fudge recipe which was very good. Simple as in less ingredients and is microwave friendly. The Three Minute Fudge recipe is a winner! No wonder it has been pinned over 2500 times. Three ingredients, three minute and your batch of fudge is ready.
Fudge #3 Cherry Fudge With Dark Chocolate Recipe
White chocolate, dark chocolate and cherries combine to produce a scrumptious and visually pleasing fudge for the dark chocolate aficionados in your family or circle of friends. A nice break from the traditional look of fudge, this fudge recipe makes a pinkish color of fudge which will brighten up any table or potluck. Seek out this fun recipe for Cherry Fudge and enjoy!
Fudge #4 Butterfinger Fudge Recipe
I stumbled upon this recipe when searching recipes for butterfinger bars, yum! And what do an intrepid foodie do, but tweaked a butterfinger bar recipe into yes, pause, Butterfinger Fudge! Made with candycorn, peanut butter, chocolate and butterscotch chips and of course one buttefinger candy bar as a garnish. Sounds very sweet, but the flavors meld into yummy fudge! Another easy breezy fudge recipe to make, the hardest part is probably the garnish, which is not difficult at all and adds that little somethin somethin for presentation.
So widen your fudge recipe repertoire and try any or all of the above, the fudge lovers in your circle will love you!
Pressed for time during the holidays? Fudge of any flavor is always a welcome addition to a gift basket!