Looking for a last minute Valentine's gift? Whip up some Party Girl Diet Fast Fudge for the special people in your life and be prepared to reel in the compliments. No one but you needs to know PGD's fast fudge recipe is an easy - no bake treat that takes just 10 minutes to make.
The Party Girl Diet's Fast Fudge Recipe has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX as a healthier alternative to regular fudge. Now while it should not to be considered a "diet food"- The Party Girl Diet's Super Skinny Fast Fudge is drastically lower in fat than traditional fudge recipes as it substitutes fat-free sweetened condensed milk for the higher fat versions.
PGD's Rocky Road Fudge recipe makes the perfect Valentine's gift for kids and adults alike...and while it makes a great last minute gift on its own, you can pair it with your sweetheart's favorite bottle of red wine ~ for an extra elegant Valentine's Day gift presentation.
THE PARTY GIRL DIET'S SKINNY FUDGE
Prep Time: 10 Minutes (plus about 2 hours chilling time).
Makes about 2 pounds of fudge (28 servings)
3 cups (18 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips (1 bag does the trick)
1 (14 ounce) can Eagle Brand, or other brand variety of Fat Free Sweetened Condensed Milk.
Dash of salt
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
Walnuts - chopped, about 1 cup (use more or less to suit your taste)
Mini-Marshmallows - about 1 cup (use less if you wish)
To make a creamy, plain version of chocolate fast fudge omit walnuts and marshmallows.
To make The Party Girl's Skinny Fudge:
1. Combine chocolate chips, fat free sweetened condensed milk, and salt in a heavy saucepan, and cook over low heat until chips are completely melted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
2. *Line a 8 or 9 - inch square pan with wax paper or cling wrap. To create a professional looking topping on fudge, add a layer of chopped nuts on the bottom of the pan - and then spread fudge mixture evenly into lined pan. *This is an important step as the fudge will stick to the sides and bottom of the pan and will not come out smoothly without a fight otherwise.
You can also use saran wrap's "cling" wrap.
2. Chill 2 hours or until firm. Once chilled, turn fudge pan upside down onto cutting board, and peel off the wax paper. Cut into squares, and arrange on a party dish, or in a gift box for giving. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator.
To Make Rocky Road Fudge: While the chocolate mixture is still warm from the stove - mix in some walnuts and mini-marshmallows (pictured above) to make a Rocky Road variety, or add some crushed candy canes for a fun and festive holiday version!
Entertaining Tip: You can have all of the ingredients to make this fudge recipe in at all times so you can whip up a batch of delicious Party Girl Diet Skinny Fudge to bring along to those last minute party invites as a yummy hostess gift everyone will love!
Presentation Tip: Craft stores sell plain white candy boxes that can be personalized with a special sticker or fancy ribbon, which will add an elegant touch to your gift for giving. You can also stack PGD's fast fudge on a decorative dish and wrap it in cellophane - tied with a beautiful ribbon.
Time-Saving Tip: You can also make this fudge recipe in the microwave, yet be sure to use a *glass bowl, not plastic and only heat to melt chips a few minutes at a time, stirring after each time, to be sure you do not burn the mixture.
*For health reasons - you should never cook with plastic containers in the microwave.
Nutrition Tip: In general, it is a good practice to substitute lower fat, fat free, and natural sugar free options for the full fat and high sugar ingredients in your recipes, which will help cut down your consumption of fat, sugar, and in some cases calories as well, which will allow you to enjoy more of the foods you love with less of the guilt! Until next time...keep the party going ~ Aprilanne
The Party Girl Diet's Skinny Fudge Recipe is one of 2-Weeks of Easy, Tasty, & Healthy 10-Minute Recipes in The Party Girl Diet Book available on Amazon.