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5 minute fudge!
Let me hurry and share my 5 minute fudge recipe before I change my mind! This is one of those take-this-secret-to-your-grave kind of family recipes. People are always impressed when I arrive with this fudge because it’s looks and tastes like I’ve been slaving in the kitchen, but in reality, it’s SO easy to make. If I share this with you, everyone will know I’m not really a master fudge maker – that my fudge cooks in the microwave for 5 minutes. Oh well, I just hope you know how much I love you, wifey friend.
I know, it almost looks like a brownie. When you sink your teeth into these babies, you’ll know the difference, trust me. Be ready because your adoring fans will be asking you how in the world you made something so spectacular. This morning I realized that I’ve shared 19 days worth in our 31 Days of Delicious Easy Recipes for busy wives series and I haven’t shared anything chocolate yet!
Let’s get onto this “Rock Star” 5 minute fudge secrets, shall we?!
How to Make 5 minute fudge
The ingredients and instructions for a printable recipe card are below but here’s the basic idea ->>>
In a heavy, microwavable bowl I add a box of confectioners sugar, cocoa, and a stick of butter cut into pieces. Pour your liquid flavoring in. DON’T STIR! Microwave for 4-5 minutes. Bowl will be very hot!
Carefully remove bowl from microwave and stir quickly and remove lumps. Be very careful because scorching hot chocolate will burn the daylights out of you! We don’t need any death by chocolate! 😉
Anyhoo, work quickly because fudge will start to “set up.” After stirring well, add vanilla and stir just enough to incorporate. Pour into a greased 9×9 or so sized casserole dish. Lick the bowl! Slice into squares when you are ready.
Here’s your printable 5 Minute Fudge recipe card:
- 1 lb box of Confectioners sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 stick butter cut into pieces
- 1/4 cup liquid flavoring
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- optional: 1/2 Cup nuts
- In a heavy, microwavable bowl I add a box of confectioners sugar, cocoa, and a stick of butter cut into pieces.
- Pour your liquid flavoring in.
- DON'T STIR! Microwave for 4-5 minutes.
- Bowl will be very hot!
- Carefully remove bowl from microwave and stir quickly and remove lumps.
- Be very careful because scorching hot chocolate will burn the daylights out of you!
- Work quickly because fudge will start to "set up."
- After stirring well, add vanilla (and optional nuts) and stir.
- Pour into a greased 9x9 or so sized casserole dish.
- Lick the bowl!
- Slice into squares when you are ready.
Important: I want to explain the “liquid flavoring.” I got the bright idea to try this whole 5 minute fudge in the microwave and used a Hazelnut Syrup the very first time. As long as you stay strictly to the measurements in this recipe and your “syrup” is the same consistency, you can have fun trying a variation of the syrups pictured below depending on your occasion or time of year. Have fun!
Warning: After making this 5 minute fudge, you and I will be in a love/hate relationship. You’ll love me for sharing this because it tastes so amazing (and you’ll look like a rock star), but you’ll hate me because you won’t be able to stop eating it once you start. Half the empty dish later …….
Don’t wait for the holidays to make this 5 minute fudge, my friend (& I want to hear from ya when you do)
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