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I was born with a sweet tooth and I come by it honestly. My mom, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, etc. all love/loved to bake and who am I to turn down homemade treats?!?! Since childhood, one of my favorites has been fudge. There was never a family gathering that didn’t include a plate of fudge. Lucky me! I still remember helping my mom make large batches to package up as gifts for friends. To say it’s been a while since I whipped some up would be an understatement. Somewhere through the years I convinced myself that it was a task better left to doing under the guidance of my mom. Inspired by Karo® to give it a try on my own, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s actually really easy to make. Karo® brings creaminess and smoothness to the fudge-making table. To carry on the tradition, I’ll have my kids join me in the kitchen to make batches to deliver to neighbors around Valentine’s Day.
Here is the recipe I use straight from Karo’s website:
Dark Chocolate Fudge
Yield: 25 squares
Prep Time: 10 minutes Chill Time: 2 hours
- 1/2 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
- 1/3 cup evaporated milk
- 3 cups (18 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling (optional)
1. Mix corn syrup and evaporated milk in a microwave-safe 2-quart bowl. Stir until well- blended.
2. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 3 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat 1 to 2 minutes with a wooden spoon until thick and glossy. Spread in an 8-inch square pan lined with greased parchment paper. Sprinkle lightly with coarse sea salt before cooling.
3. Chill 2 hours or until firm. Cut into squares.
Karo is the most important ingredient when it comes to fudge, imo. It has 0g High Fructose Corn Syrup and it’s made with real vanilla. When I started working on this post I called my mom to see if she used Karo® in her fudge recipe and she said, “of course! What else would I use?!” She also sent me my sweet aunt Earline’s fudge recipe that calls for Karo® too. Maybe I’ll try her recipe next.
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