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.