Rocky Road Chocolate Fudge
This recipe for fudge candy makes 65 pieces of fudge, so there is plenty to go around if you have family and friends over to your house. With tasty ingredients like bittersweet chocolate, peanuts, almonds or hazelnuts and mini marshmallows everyone is sure to love this sweet treat. There is a bit of instant espresso powder in this easy dessert recipe, just enough to give some extra flavor to the mix.
Whichever type of nuts you choose from hazelnuts peanuts to almonds they all contain a rich source of protein, monounsaturated fat, vitamin E, manganese and numerous other essential nutrients making them a healthy addition to this easy dessert recipe idea. The nuts in this easy to make recipe for fudge candy offer a nice balance to the overall sweetness of the fudge. This recipe for fudge candy is just one of the printable dessert recipes you will find on the Grandmother's Kitchen recipe site. You will find a wide variety of easy dessert recipes to choose from on the site.
Rocky road is always a favorite when it comes to dessert recipes, and this recipe for fudge candy is no exception. With ingredients like bittersweet chocolate, expresso powder, almonds, and mini marshmallows it's got just the right amount of sweet and crunch to become your new favorite dessert recipe. You can choose between peanuts, hazelnuts or almonds, whichever you prefer or have on hand. If you haven't tried a recipe for fudge candy before, this is an easy dessert to try. Fudge is the perfect dessert recipe when you have a craving for something sweet. This recipe for fudge candy isn't too sweet as it uses sweetened condensed milk and mini marshmallow for just the right amount of sweetness. For the full step by step dessert recipe, you will want to take a look at the Grandmothers Kitchen site. This recipe for fudge candy is printable so you can share it with your friends.
This recipe for fudge candy has a nice balance between sweet and healthy, and that's with the help of a cup of peanuts, hazelnuts or almonds in this easy dessert. Nuts can be high in calories but when eaten in moderation are a healthy addition to the day. Nuts are a food that contains healthy, unsaturated fats which may help to lower your risk of heart disease. Both nuts and seeds make great snacks; they provide vitamins and minerals without unhealthy fats. And while nuts are protected by a shell, unless they are grown organically, they will be treated with chemicals just like other types of non-organic crops. Knowing this, you will want to be aware of which nuts are the best to buy organic to help avoid any pesticides being consumed.
Peanuts are actually legumes, with seeds that develop under the ground. So because peanuts have direct contact with the soil, any pesticides and chemicals can be very concentrated in peanuts. It is also good to know that any peanuts that are grown in the southeastern United States are exposed to humid conditions that in turn create a greater risk of mold, insect, and fungal infection. Most organic peanuts grown in the United States are grown in the dry Southwest. You want to look for Valencia cultivars of peanuts. These peanut cultivars are bred for the growing conditions in New Mexico and are known to be premium organic peanuts.
When choosing the almonds to use for this recipe for fudge candy, you will want to consider buying organic. Almonds are not raw unless you buy the almonds from the grower. This is because the USDA pasteurization laws require that the almonds be pasteurized before they are sold in the grocery store. This is because almonds easily absorb pesticides because of the high oil content in them, and for this reason, it is best to buy organic almonds when available.
Oregon produces 99 percent of the hazelnut crop in the United States. The hazelnuts grown in Oregon are known to be of high quality. The vast majority of the hazelnuts grown are conventional, but there are a growing number of organic hazelnut farmers. If you can find organic hazelnuts you will want to try them; you will be sure to taste the difference and enjoy using them in this recipe for fudge candy or on their own. **
Makes 65 pieces
This is a printable recipe.
18 ounces (500 grams) bittersweet chocolate
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup peanuts, almonds or hazelnuts
1 cup mini-marshmallows
Prepare an 8 inch square baking pan by cutting a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. Make sure there is excess to overhang the pan sides.
Grease the foil with butter.
Chop the chocolate into fine pieces and place into a high sided medium heat proof bowl.
Add espresso powder, baking soda and salt and mix together.
Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract.
Place the bowl over large shallow saucepan containing 2 cups of simmering water. Be careful that water does not splash into the chocolate mixture.
Slowly stir with a rubber spatula until chocolate is nearly melted.
Remove the bowl from heat and continue to stir until chocolate is fully melted and mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes. Stir in nuts and marshmallows.
Transfer fudge to prepared pan and spread in even layer with spatula.
Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Remove fudge from pan using foil and cut into 64 one inch squares.
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Nutrition Facts for: Rocky Road Chocolate Fudge From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Bittersweet chocolate, instant espresso powder, baking soda, salt, sweetened condensed milk, pure vanilla extract, peanuts, almonds or hazelnuts, mini-marshmallows.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated 64 for servings. * Per Serving: Calories 114, Calories from Fat 50, Total Fat 5.6g 9%, Saturated Fat 3.2g 16%, Cholesterol 5mg 2%, Sodium 40mg 2%, Potassium 88mg 3%, Carbohydrates 14.0g 5%, Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%, Sugars 11.7g, Protein 2.1g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 2%
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