Saturday, March 2, 2019

SUPER-FAST CONDENSED MILK CHOCOLATE FUDGE



SUPER-FAST CONDENSED MILK CHOCOLATE FUDGE

Chocolate fudge that is easy and quick to prepare and set. In fact, this is so solid you could even call this simply chocolate! Place in freezer to hurry things up and then refrigerate once firm.  This process is quite quick.  Check after 20 minutes.  You can definitely play with this recipe.  If you are reactive to the sugar alcohols in the sugar-free chocolate chips (Hersheys has maltitol and Lily’s uses something else), you can reduce the amount used or use Lindt 70% chocolate (by weight).  You can replace some of the chocolate with cocoa butter or sugar-free white chocolate.  Just make sure to sweeten the chocolate mixture to taste.  The condensed milk is a super-easy and quick blender recipe that tastes even better than the real thing!


11/2 cups sugar-free chocolate chips, OR (375 mL)
  9 oz; 270 g 70% Lindt chocolate, OR
  Baker's unsweetened chocolate squares
  (now you need to sweeten more with the latter two)
1 tbsp butter (15 mL)
1/3 cup sugar-free chocolate chips, (75 mL)
  chopped coarsely in food processor
Condensed Milk:
1/3 cup boiling water, PLUS 1 tbsp (90 mL)
2 tbsp unsalted butter (30 mL)
2 tbsp regular butter (30 mL)
1 cup whole milk powder* (250 mL)
Liquid sweetener to equal 1/2 cup (125 mL)
  sugar (sucralose or stevia)
3 tbsp powdered erythritol, OR (45 mL)
  4 coffee sweetener packets and
  1 tbsp xylitol (15 mL)
1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)

In double boiler or in heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt chocolate chips, OR Lindt chocolate and butter together.  Add Condensed Milk and stir well. Allow to cool quite a bit and then stir in the extra chocolate.  Use a spatula to scrape all the chocolate out of the double boiler pot or saucepan and spread in a greased 8-inch (20 cm) square glass baking dish.  Refrigerate until firm and cut into squares.

Condensed Milk:  In blender, pour boiling water and add unsalted butter, regular butter, whole milk powder, liquid sweetener, erythritol, OR coffee sweetener and xylitol and vanilla extract.  Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender at least once.

Variations:  Milk Chocolate Fudge:  Use only 1 cup (250 mL) sugar-free chocolate chips and 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter to melt along with it.  Spread the chocolate in the 8-inch (20 cm) greased glass baking dish and sprinkle the extra chopped sugar-free chocolate chips on top, pressing lightly into the fudge.  This is ever-so-slightly softer fudge and is sweeter and more of a milk chocolate flavor.

Chocolate Fudge with Nuts:  Add chopped pecans or walnuts instead of the extra chocolate chips.

Helpful Hints: *Nowadays it is possible to find heavy cream powder (I heard someone found it at Wal-Mart) or coconut powder (on Amazon) for slightly fewer carbs.  These are large pieces of chocolate fudge.  You can make them smaller and make 36 pieces and still feel satisfied.

Yield:  25 large pieces
1 piece/heavy cream powder
102.0/146.9 calories
1.8/1.8 g protein
6.7/9.2 g fat
0.0/1.3 g fiber
2.6/0.6 g net carbs 

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