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CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOWS FUDGE

April 10, 2012 8:53 pm 0 comments

Chocolate Marshmallows Fudge is a very delicious and tempting dessert for all those who crave for chocolates. It is absolutely a magical, soft and a chocolaty freak dessert made with mix of butter, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, miniature marshmallow and semisweet chocolate chips sprinkled with chopped pecans or walnuts making it more nutty and crispy.

For all guilt free chocolate eaters, the chocolate marshmallows fudge is a pure harmony to the palate and heaven on earth. Traditionally fudge is a type of Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, and extremely rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency. There are many variations with other flavourings that can be possibly added.

The term “fudge” is often used in the United Kingdom for a softer variant of the tablet recipe. The components of fudge are very similar to the traditional recipe for tablet, which is noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie (1692-1733). There are different variations of Chocolate coated marshmallow treats around the world and it is said that the first chocolate coated marshmallow treat was created about 200 years ago in Denmark. Apart from this there are various types of fudge that can be made.  Though confectioners’ sugar, cocoa, and butter are pretty constant ingredients in all types of fudge, many of the ingredients vary. It is also good to be creative and experiment with different ingredients and flavours.

One of the most popular types of fudge is the plain chocolate. With little amount of creativity, you can make amazing and delicious such as Hot Fudge pudding, Christmas Fudge, Mexican Orange Fudge etc. The fudge is generally thick flavoured with real or artificial flavourings similar in flavour and texture to chocolate fudge.  Hot fudge in the United States and Canada is usually considered to be a chocolate product often used as a topping for ice cream in a heated for particularly over sundaes and parfaits. Other versions of fudge like Marble fudge in an excellent variety that uses three or more types of chocolate including white apart from the plain chocolate. Fudge made with different types of chocolates often has a richer and exotic taste. There are also other variations of plain and marbled fudge which include nuts such as pecans, almonds or peanuts.

To prepare this soft, mouth-watering and finger licking Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge, firstly combine 1 ½ cups granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, 2/3 cup evaporated milk and ¼ teaspoon salt in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil stirring constantly cooking for about 4 to 5 minutes.

Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips, 2 cups miniature marshmallows and ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional). Beat for about 2 to 3 minutes stirring continuously or until the chocolate chips and marshmallows melt and mixture is thoroughly combined. Pour into an 8-inch square buttered pan, cover and chill overnight and cool. The fudge should be firm to cut. Cut fudge into squares.

Tip: One delicious idea is to substitute Carnation Evaporated Milk for regular milk in your go to recipes. It makes all kinds of dishes richer and creamier.

There are hundreds of different recipes for chocolate fudge, most requiring a candy thermometer and a good bit of finesse to achieve that elusive rich, creamy-smooth texture. This recipe is easy and very simple which does not need one. It’s just about boiling, turn off, stir, chill, and cut. It is an excellent way to impress your hosts than with just plain chocolate fudge. It’s truly worth the effort of doing something special for your family and friends.

Enjoy Cooking!

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