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Easy Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge

Quick, easy, yum!
Quick, easy, yum!
Photo taken 8/15/2014 by Amanda Oaks

Fudge is one of the best indulgences out there, in this Examiner's humble opinion. However, if you've ever tried to make fudge at home, you may have experienced the frustration of ending up with a puddle of thick icing rather than anything even remotely fudge-like. Admittedly, this mess still usually tastes pretty good, but it has that depressing after taste of "I was supposed to turn out entirely differently."

But thankfully, this dark chocolate fudge recipe, adapted from Weight Watcher's, is more or less fool proof. This Examiner (whose fudge is frequently a disaster) has made it four times, and it has hardened perfectly every single one. Now you, too, can have homemade fudge instead of a giant pan of failure.

The bonus? The recipe requires very few ingredients (evaporated milk is by far the most outlandish one) and is easy and quick to make. So grab your chocolate and your quick-prep hats and let's get started.

Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup fat free evaporated milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips*
  • 14 large marshmallows (not jumbo)

*You could also use semisweet if you prefer, but this Examiner found that recipe a little overly sweet, which is why dark chocolate is recommended here.

Method:

Combine sugar, milk, and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Let boil for three minutes, stirring constantly.

Add in the chocolate and marshmallows. Remove from heat and stir until marshmallows are fully melted.

Pour into an 8x8 pan coated with nonstick spray. Refrigerate for about 2 hours, until firm.

Cut into small squares, and enjoy!