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Foolproof Dark Chocolate Fudge.

Foolproof Dark Chocolate Fudge.

Does anyone have a recipe for fudge made without powdered sugar? — Fran Georgiou, St. Petersburg

Bill Henry of Largo shares a recipe for foolproof dark chocolate fudge that really is foolproof and does not contain either confectioners' or granulated sugar. This fudge comes together quickly and is a snap to make. It sets quickly, so once the nuts and vanilla have been incorporated, get it into the pan and then the refrigerator. It has a very creamy, almost melt-in-your-mouth texture. Think holiday gifts.

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Foolproof Dark Chocolate Fudge

3 (6-ounce) packages semisweet chocolate chips

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

Dash salt

½ to 1 cup chopped nuts

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chips with sweetened condensed milk and salt. Remove from heat; stir in nuts and vanilla. Spread into wax paper-lined 8- or 9-inch square pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm. Turn fudge onto cutting board; peel off wax paper and cut into squares. Store, loosely covered, at room temperature.

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You Asked For It: Easy chocolate fudge 06/03/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 1:48pm]

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