Grandmas Surprise Fudge
This recipe for fudge candy is just like Grandma used to make in an easy recipe the whole family will love. This simple dessert recipe makes 117 pieces, so it's a good recipe when you have company coming over with lots to spare. With ingredients like cocoa powder, marshmallow cream, and peanut butter it has a creamy, sweet flavor to enjoy.
When you use cocoa powder in dessert recipes, you are getting a little-added nutrition as it contains minerals to include calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, potassium, sodium, and zinc. All of these minerals are found in greater quantities in cocoa powder than they are found in both cocoa liquor and cocoa butter. The peanut butter used in this recipe for fudge adds a bit of protein to the recipe.
This recipe for fudge candy is just one of the simple dessert recipes you will find on the Grandmother's Kitchen recipe site. This is just one of the printable simple dessert recipes you will find on the recipe site.
Marshmallow creme is the secret to this recipe for fudge candy. Marshmallow creme, peanut butter and cocoa are the ingredients that give this recipe for fudge candy its unique taste. Fudge is always a favorite, and with this easy dessert recipe, you can have this recipe for fudge candy prepared in no time. You will need a candy thermometer to ensure recipe success, but it's worth the investment, as you will want to make this recipe for fudge candy again.
When choosing the ingredients for this recipe for fudge candy, you will want to select the best ingredients as this will make the recipe even better. Ingredients like organic milk, quality or organic cocoa powder, butter and pure vanilla extract, will ensure make for a dessert recipe that people will be raving about. This recipe for fudge candy uses two cups of milk. You may not notice a huge difference between the taste of organic milk and conventional milk products, but it is a good idea to use organic milk when possible. Organic milk is milk that comes from cows that have not been treated with antibiotics, and have not been given any hormones (for reproduction or for growth). Organic milk comes from cows that have been fed a diet of at least 30 percent on pasture, and that's just a minimum. This means that the cows are fed a proper diet, and lead to a more natural and healthy life. Organic milk also comes from cows that when not grazing on pasture are fed a diet that is grown without chemical fertilizers, genetically modified seeds or pesticides. If cows that are raised for organic milk do need to take some antibiotics, that milk cannot be used. This really should be how all cows are raised, as their well being should always be a top priority, and those benefits are passed onto consumers as they are supporting a better life for the cows. Conventional milk may still be produced in the same way that organic milk is, but it doesn’t have to follow the same regulations, it's really up to the farmer. So if you are buying conventional milk, you may want to know more about where it comes from, and the conditions the cows are kept.
This recipe for fudge candy is a good place to start when it comes to thinking about where the ingredients in your dessert recipes come from. In the case of organic milk versus conventional milk, it really is up to you as the consumer which milk you purchase. You may purchase milk that comes from a small dairy, whose practices you agree with, and that is a good start. As consumers, people must be informed and know that the entire food production process from start to finish, ensures that the animals are properly cared for and that the final product is something you feel good about giving your family. It helps to know why hormones are used in conventional milk, and one of those hormones is synthetic bovine growth hormone known as rBST. This synthetic hormone is sometimes given to animals to help the cows produce more milk. That is not natural or humane for the animals, so if you know, this is used in cows raised for the milk that you drink you might want to go with another farmer. By letting farmers know what consumers want, the industry can head towards better practices. **
Makes 117 pieces
This is a printable recipe.
4 cups granulated sugar
4 Tablespoons cocoa powder
2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
4 Tablespoons marshmallow cream, heaping
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon peanut butter
Line a 9 x 13 inch pan with parchment paper and grease with butter. Keep the paper overhanging the sides so the fudge is easy to lift out later.
Stir together sugar, cocoa powder, milk and butter in a heavy cast iron pan. Bring to a boil.
Boil briskly until mixture forms a soft ball in a glass of cold water (238 degrees F using a candy thermometer).
Take off stove. Stir in marshmallow cream, vanilla and peanut butter.
Pour into pan and let cool.
Cut into 1" squares, and refrigerate.
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Nutrition Facts for: Grandmas Surprise Fudge From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Granulated sugar, cocoa powder milk, butter, marshmallow cream, vanilla, peanut butter.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 117 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 36, Calories from Fat 5, Total Fat 0.6g 1%, Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%, Cholesterol 1mg 0%, Sodium 6mg 0%, Potassium 8mg 0%, Carbohydrates 8.0g 3%, Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%, Sugars 7.5g, Protein 0.2g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 0%
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