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Who can resist chewy, sweet, chocolaty fudge? We know for sure that we can’t and since it’s National Fudge Day it’s the perfect excuse for us to try out these easy 5 fudge recipes and indulge in the chocolate goodness.

By Mariam Elhamy

Pretzel Pecan Fudge Brownies

fudge recipesCrunchy, salty and sweet fudge brownies paired up with ice cream and caramel sauce sound like a dream right now and we don’t want to wake up from it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup salted pretzels
  • 2 butter sticks
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper, letting ends extend above pan. fudge recipes
  2. Spread nuts in the pan. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, stirring once or twice, until fragrant and toasted. Remove nuts from pan; cool, and then coarsely chop.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and stir briskly until blended. Stir in flour, then 3/4 cup of the pecans. Pour into the pan. Sprinkle with remaining pecans and pretzels.
  5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes until a pick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs attached (don’t overbake). Remove pan and let cool then cut into squares.

Chocolate & Orange Fudge Squares

fudge recipesIf you are a big fan of carrot cake you’re going to like this one. We are obsessed with its smooth mix of zesty orange, fudgy chocolate and vanilla topped with icing sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 200g plain chocolate, broken into cubes
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 175g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 140g plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 200g soft cheese (Preferably Philadelphia Extra Light)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g icing sugar

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas. Butter and line a baking pan.
  2. In a pot over medium heat mix the chocolate, sugar and butter for about 5 mins or until melted. Cool for 10 mins then beat in the egg yolks, flour, vanilla and half the orange zest. fudge recipes
  3. In a bowl, whisk the egg whites until fluffy. Stir ¼ of the whites into the chocolate mix, then carefully fold in the rest with a spoon. Pour the mix into the pan, then bake for 25 mins and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool then cut into squares.
  4. Beat together the cheese, vanilla, sugar and remaining zest until smooth.
  5. Spread over each chocolate square and serve.

Brownie Fudge Pie

fudge recipesThis ooey-gooey dessert has a little bit for everyone, with a layer of fudgy brownie, a hint of spice with cinnamon and a pie crust for pie lovers. Perfect for an easy dinner party dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 175g plain flour
  • 85g butter, cubes
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 300g light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 175g butter, melted
  • 50g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa, plus extra to serve
  • 50g macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped
  • Ice cream to serve
Instructions:
  1. Tip the flour, butter, icing sugar and cinnamon into a food processor and pulse to make crumbs. Add 2-3 tbsps water and pulse until it comes together. Wrap in cling film and chill for 20 mins.
  2. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and line in a deep 23cm loose-based tart tin. Leave the excess pastry overhanging the edges. Line with baking parchment, fill with baking beans and chill for 15 mins.
  3. Bake for 15 mins, remove the paper and beans, then bake 5 mins more until the pastry is crisp and pale golden.
  4. Beat the eggs and sugar together to create a mousse-like texture. Stir in vanilla and melted butter, then fold in the flour and cocoa. Scatter the nuts and chocolate over the pastry case and pour the filling on top. Bake for 30 mins until firm with a slight wobble.
  5. Trim away excess pastry and serve with a scoop of ice cream and dusting of cocoa.

Mint Oreo Fudge Squares

These minty chocolate Oreo fudge squares are too damn good to pass up. The kiddos will love them too.

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsps butter, divided
  • 1 package (300g) milk chocolate chips
  • 60g unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • 16 Oreo cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
Instructions:
  1. Line an 8 in. square baking pan with foil, letting ends extend up sides; grease foil with 2 tbsps butter. In a metal bowl over simmering water, melt chocolate chips, unsweetened chocolate and 4 tablespoons butter; stir until smooth. Add milk, crushed candy canes and mint extract; stir until blended. fudge recipes
  2. Pour half the chocolate mixture into the pan. Arrange cookies over chocolate, cutting to fit as needed. Stir marshmallows into the remaining chocolate mixture; spread over cookies. Top with additional crushed candy canes. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  3. Lift out of the pan, remove foil and cut into squares.

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

fudge recipesCombine creamy peanut butter fudge with smooth, rich, dark chocolate fudge and you’ve got yourself the fudgiest nuttiest dessert ever!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13×9 inch baking pan with baking spray and flour. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions in prepared pan, and bake at 350°F until a pick inserted comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool for about 1 hour.
  2. Place peanut butter chips, sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt in a bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir until smooth then spoon over cooled brownies, spreading in an even layer.
  3. Place chocolate chips and cream in a bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Spread over the peanut butter mixture. Refrigerate brownies until the top layer is firm, about 1 hour.
  4. Sprinkle with peanuts. Slice into 32 bars.

 

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