Friday, May 18, 2012

Hazelnut Fudge

Posted by - Dorrie

I love fudge; I eat it and make it year-round.  Partially because it's easy, chocolatey, and yes, even delicious.  So I was more than happy to add my fudge to this month's Have the Cake challenge of fudge!

A few years ago I discovered the easiest fudge recipe ever in Melanie Barnard's book, "Short and Sweet".  What is also doubly awesome about this recipe is that it is corn syrup and marshmallow creme free, so I can serve it to my beloved friend Jen who is allergic to corn.  (And really, do we Americans need more corn syrup in our diets? I think not!)
Hazelnut Fudge

Hazelnut Fudge (*note - the original recipe calls for walnuts, but I'm allergic, so I added hazelnuts instead and love it)
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (around 1/2 of a 14 oz. can)
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 ounce bittersweet chocolate - chopped
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with aluminum foil. (I usually double the ingredients above to make use of the whole can of sweetened condensed milk and use an 11 x 7 pan.)

Combine the two chocolates in a medium mixing bowl.  In a small sauce pan over medium temperature heat the sweetened condensed milk just to a boil and immediately remove from the stove.

Pour the warmed milk over the chocolates and allow to sit for about 30 seconds.  Begin stirring the chocolates and milk until well blended and smooth.  Add the vanilla and the chopped nuts and stir again until well blended.

Spread into the foil lined pan and refrigerate until hardened, about 30 minutes.  Once hardened turn the fudge out onto a cutting board and carefully remove the foil.  Using a large knife cut the fudge into 1 x 1 inch squares.  Enjoy!

16 comments:

Hovkonditorn said...

Yummy and so delicious!

simple baking said...

Yum Yum.. Thanx for sharing

Simona Mastantuono said...

i love foodge..Yummy and so delicious!

due bionde in cucina said...

lovely!!!
smack sabina

Eftychia said...

So yummy! I love chocolate in all its forms, and I think hazelnuts was a better choice too!

Lizzy said...

TWO yummy fudge recipes? I'm going to have to stop by more often :)

Sarah said...

mmmm...fudge....hazelnut...yum!

Smareis said...

Hello,
Two delicious recipes. I love chocolates.
I love to know your blog. Your posting this wonderful.
I'll be following your blog to return soon.
Big hug from Brazil here!
Excellent week.

Velva said...

This fudge looks awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Velva

Velva said...

This fudge looks awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Velva

Cindy said...

We love fudge at our house--we love hazelnuts. I must make this, soon!

love2dine said...

oh goodness i want it right now

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Oh I love fudge - and this recipe sounds delicious! so glad to have found your blog - I've signed up to follow and looking forward to more!
mary x

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Hazel said...

i hope to recreate this someday!! it has my name on it LOL :)

meijo's JOY said...

love this! drooling when reading it!