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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Chocolate Pudding Fudge

The chocolate pudding in this simple fudge is irresistible! 

You will never find a "regular" fudge recipe on this blog. Why? Because "regular" fudge to me cannot be made at home. It must be bought. Down the [Jersey] shore. On the boardwalk. In the summer.

I'm not even remotely kidding!

Most people think of eating fudge only at Christmas. Growing up, fudge ALWAYS made me think of summer. The fudge you buy on the boardwalk though, is the real deal. The kind where you probably have to use candy thermometers and double boilers and other nonsense like that. This mom ain't got time for that! :)

This recipe is so addicting. It's definitely a different twist on fudge, I would say it's more grainy in texture but I really like it that way. I've written on here before about how weird Paul is with desserts (the man really could take it or leave it). And by leave it, I mean he has literally left peanut butter desserts go bad sitting out in the open on the stove all week. I mean come on.

This little old fudge, sitting in the fridge? Closed up tight inside a lock-&-lock container? He sneaks pieces all day! This recipe is a winner.

Chocolate Pudding Fudge

8 oz semi sweet baking chocolate
6 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup water
3.9 oz package instant chocolate pudding (dry)
3 cups powdered sugar

In a medium bowl, place chocolate, butter, and water. Microwave for 2 minutes or until butter is completely melted. Stir until chocolate is melted. Add dry instant chocolate pudding. Stir in powdered sugar one cup at a time until fully incorporated (requires a bit of elbow grease at the end). Press into a square baking dish that has been lined with wax paper or foil. Refrigerate 2 hours. Lift from pan and cut into pieces using a pizza cutter. Store in refrigerator.

What a great addition to your cookie tray!

Here are some more of my favorite festive treats:

Chocolate Eggnog

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Cake with Fudge Frosting

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  1. I totally agree with NJ fudge along with Salt Water Taffy. It is all the best!

  2. Do you add the cheese in the beginning too or is it just to top it as the end?

  3. Interesting idea to use pudding mix in fudge. I might have to try this recipe!

  4. I love fudge, but I am one who only has it at Christmas. I make a traditional old-fashioned fudge that requires a candy thermometer....but it is sooooo good! However, I'm always up for a quick and easy recipe...I'm pinning to try this soon!

  5. Kim, I'd love to try to make traditional fudge someday but I think I might have to wait until my kids are much older! Too many times I've burned something because I was getting someone "milky" or whatever. Ha!

  6. It really changes up the flavor, let me know what you think Joan!

  7. YES, definitely Salt Water Taffy, too. It's been too long!



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