Monday, April 19, 2010

Anti-Funk Fudge

I've been battling a life-funk lately, and my new exercise study begins soon which will elevate endorphin levels considerably.  In the meantime, I'm thinking it couldn't hurt terribly to quickly take in some special treats before my diet consists of whey protein and more whey protein.  It will be four months, after all, that I will be completely and utterly compliant with the study's guidelines!

I want fudge.  Nothing fancy.  No need for pans or cooking or any of that bother -- this is a microwave recipe allowing for almost-instant gratification (if you wait the alloted 2 hours to let it cool!). There's nothing complicated here --  just plain, basic, craving-satisfying fudge.  Here's a simple recipe from Kraft Foods.

EASY FUDGE (a.k.a. Anti-Funk Fudge)

2 pkg. (8 squares each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1 can  (14 oz.) EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts
2 tsp.  vanilla 

LINE 8-inch square pan with foil. Microwave chocolate and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 to 3 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 2 min.; stir until completely melted. Stir in nuts and vanilla.
SPREAD onto bottom of prepared pan.
REFRIGERATE 2 hours or until firm. Use foil to lift fudge from pan before cutting into pieces.

Notes from Kraft Foods: 
Fudge can be stored in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week. For creamier fudge, remove from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature about 1 hour before serving.
Prepare as directed, using one of the following flavor options: Rocky Road Fudge: Add 2 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows along with the vanilla. Peanut Butter Fudge: Omit nuts; spread fudge mixture into prepared pan. Immediately drop 1/2 cup peanut butter by teaspoonfuls over fudge; cut through peanut butter with knife several times for marble effect. White Chocolate Layered Fudge: Immediately melt 1 pkg. (6 squares) BAKER'S White Chocolate as directed on package. Stir in 1/2 cup canned sweetened condensed milk. Spread over fudge layer in pan before refrigerating as directed. Coconut Fudge: Substitute toasted BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut for the chopped nuts.
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  1. Hi Jeannie, if oyu like cocnut, you may want to try this variatoin (By the way, I make my d*mn easy fudge with 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 1 12 oz pkg chocolate chips and 1 tsp vanilla). Instead of nuts, add organic dried cocnut with no sugar added. It seems to taste fresher. (I get it at Whole Foods)

    Love your dessert ideas!


  2. Thanks Elitza! I LOVE coconut, so I'm going to try your recipe. Glad you're reading my blog!!!