Your search for best dark chocolate fudge recipe ends here. Making a rich dark chocolate fudge is heartily satisfying and indulging. Silky dark chocolate, creamy condensed milk and smooth butter are all you need to make this chocolate fudge.
What does chocolate fudge mean?
Chocolate fudge is either made with chocolate bar or cocoa powder. Condensed milk or milkmaid or sugar is used to bring sweetness in fudge. Melted chocolate is combined with condensed milk and set to thicken. Upon cooling, fudge is cut into desired shapes and served or relished.
Which Chocolate is good for making fudge?
- Amul Dark Compound
- Morde Dark Compound
- Winola Belgian Compound Slab
- Regal Couverture Dark Chocolate
- Creamy Dark Chocolate Fudge
As chocolate is the star ingredient in making fudge, use good quality chocolate. Here are few of my choices for making chocolate fudge,
Chocolate Fudge With Condensed Milk
Making chocolate fudge with condensed milk is super easy and very simple recipe. The ration of these two ingredients totally depends on your taste. If you like bitter taste in fudge, then use bitter-sweet dark chocolate. Sweetness in fudge can be increased or decreased by playing around with condensed milk.
How to store dark chocolate fudge?
As soon as the fudge reaches the room temperature, cut it into desired shape. Transfer this into freezer safe, clean and dry air tight glass or Tupperware jar.
You can wrap individual piece of fudge in a cling and store them in a ziplock back too.
How long does fudge made with condensed milk last?
If stored properly in refrigerator, the chocolate fudge made with condensed milk will stay good for 10-15 days.
You can even freeze them by placing in a zip lock back.
Milkmaid Vs. Condensed Milk
If condensed milk is not available, you can use milkmaid or Nestle Mithai Mate. Milkmade and Mithai Mate are less thick than condensed milk. Hence, adjust the quantity accordingly.
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Best Dark Chocolate Fudge with Condensed Milk
Making dark chocolate fudge is satisfying and relishing it is soothing. Shiny color, creamy texture and heavenly taste uplifts your senses and mood. Eating a piece of rich dark chocolate fudge is a therapy. When you bite into a piece of silky, luscious fudge, it starts to melt slowly by coating your taste buds. From there it slides down the throat by bringing in taste, flavour and warmth that makes you feel good.
How do you melt down dark chocolate?
DOUBLE BOILER | STOVE TOP METHOD: Take two bowls, one large enough to fit the second one on top. Grate the chocolate and place it in small bowl. In the large bowl, add water and fix in the small bowl with chocolate.
On a low heat using a spatula give a gentle stir till the chocolate gets completely melted. Always remember the water in the lower bowl should not touch the upper bowl (the bowl with chocolate).
MICROWAVE METHOD: It’s easy and simple. Just add grated or roughly chopped chocolate to a microwave safe bowl. Melt it on high for 1- ½ minute, by stirring for every 30 seconds.
OVEN METHOD: Add grated or chopped chocolate in an oven safe bowl. Place the bowl in pre-heat oven. Turn off the oven. Wait till chocolate melts.
Variations for fudge
Run your imagination wild and you can come up with make n varieties of fudge. Chocolate fudge will be a great choice for homemade edible gifts. Here are few to tempt you,
SPICY DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE: Bring in the surprise element by adding a pinch or more of mild flavour red chilli powder or paprika.
MINTY DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE: Crush peppermint bar and add it to the chocolate mixture. Adding fresh mint leaves will bring minty aroma and taste in mint chocolate fudge.
DRY CANDID FRUITS FUDGE: Try adding dried candied fruits like ginger, apricots, cranberries, etc. as your fudge topping. It enhances the flavour and makes the fudge look colourful.
SPECIAL NUT FUDGE: You can simply add any of your favourite nut as topping. pistachio chocolate fudge or almond chocolate fudge, chocolate walnut fudge, etc.
NUTTY OATS FUDGE: Toss oats and add them along with nuts to the topping of chocolate layer.
MUESLI CHOCOLATE FUDGE: Sprinkle your choice of muesli on fudge to make it crunchier.
PEANUT BUTTER NUTTY FUDGE: Skip off white chocolate and add 2 tbsp. of peanut butter. Rest is same.
How do you make chocolate with cocoa powder?
Making chocolate with cocoa powder is simple and easy. Let me share a quick recipe, which I found on Cadbury’s cocoa powder jar.
What ingredients are used in homemade chocolate?
- 400 gm. Nestle Condense Milk
- ¾ cup unsweetened Cocoa powder, I used Cadbury’s brand
- 4 tbsp. Butter
- 2 tbsp. Vanilla essence
Homemade Chocolate with Cocoa Powder Recipe
- Sieve unsweetened cocoa powder and set aside.
- In a thick bottom vessel, add condense milk, butter, vanilla essence and mix well.
- Now add cocoa powder and give the mixture good stir.
- Stir till all the ingredients are completely mixed.
- Place the vessel on low heat and stir until the mixture starts to leave the sides.
- Pour into baking tray lined with butter paper and sprinkle on desired dry nuts.
- Refrigerate until set and cut into desired shapes.
Dark Chocolate Fudge Recipe
Your search for easy, luscious and creamy dark chocolate fudge recipe ends here. Making a rich dark chocolate fudge is satisfying and indulging. Silky dark chocolate, creamy condensed milk and smooth butter are all you need to make this chocolate fudge.
- 150 g Dark Chocolate, grated
- 300 g Condense Milk
- 1 tbsp. Vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp. Butter, optional
- ½ cup Chopped nuts (Cashews, Almonds, Walnuts & Pistachios)
How to make Dark Chocolate Fudge
- Toss chopped nuts in pre-heated oven for 5 minutes on 1800 C. Remove and leave them to cool.
- Alternatively, you can toss chopped nuts on stove top. Add chopped nuts to a pan and toss on medium flame for 5-6 minutes. Remove on a plate and spread to cool.
- Using double boiler method or in a microwave safe bowl melt dark chocolate, butter and condense milk.
- Stir the mixture’s occasionally until the chocolate has completely melted. Now add vanilla essence and give the mixture a gentle stir.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper or butter paper or foil.
- Pour in the contents into the tray and using a spatula spread evenly about 1’ inch thick.
- Sprinkle chopped nuts evenly and tap the pan to settle the nuts into chocolate layer or gently press with your fingers to settle the nuts on top.
- Leave the tray in the fridge for 1-1½ hour or until the chocolate fudge turns firm.
- Using a sharp knife cut into pieces or desired shapes or just break down to small slabs.
- I used heart shaped cookie cutter to cut the fudge pieces.
- Add your ‘love’ to make dark chocolate fudge taste ‘YUMMY’.
Varieties of Toppings for Fudge
- NUTTY NUTELLA FUDGE: Instead of white chocolate add a cup of Nutella (at room temperature) along with nuts. Rest is same.
- MARSHMALLOW CHOCOLATE FUDGE: Add marshmallow at the end of the recipe before pouring the content into the baking tray. Mix well and sprinkle with nuts of your choice.
- TOUCH OF ROSE CHOCOLATE FUDGE: You can even sprinkle some dried rose petals to make the fudge look extremely appealing.
- INDIAN TADKA CHOCOLATE FUDGE: Roast some sesame, peanuts and pumpkin seeds and sprinkle them on top.
- CARAMEL CHOCOLATE FUDGE: Drizzle off some caramel sauce along with sea salt on the topping for that extra touch of flavour.
- COCONUT CHOCOLATE FUDGE: Add one cup of freshly grated coconut to the fudge to give extra flavour.
- COCOA FUDGE: Finally, for all those who may be wondering what to do if you don’t get chocolate bars or compounds. I have recipe for you too. I found this recipe on Nestle Condense milk can. Check for the post for detailed recipe.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g
I used heart shaped cookie cutter to cut the fudge. Dark chocolate fudge will be best homemade edible gift to your loved one. This valentines day, celebrate love with chocolate fudge.
Love the heart shaped fudge, they are so cute..Good one for Valentines day 🙂
looks delectable 🙂
I love those heart shaped fudge.. I can't stay away from chocolate either and can't rest until I finish it all… 🙂
Sukanya Ramkumar says
Delicious looking fudge. Loved the perfect heart shape ones. Beautiful clicks….YUM!
Hamaree Rasoi says
Wow ! you have set Love in the air…
I thought you will post this on 14th Feb 🙂 I'm sailing in the same boat…I can have chocolate any time of the day. Beautiful post with superb pictures. I was lucky enough to taste these dils 😉
Home Cooked Oriya Food says
yummy fudge…perfect for any time, especially valentine's day…
loved the various combo ideas – shows your love for chocolate…
Valarmathi Sanjeev says
love this….yummy…wish i were nearby…perfect one for valentine's day…lovely presentation.
Rekha shoban says
perfect fudge!!nice click!
Vimitha Anand says
Yummy fudge. gorgeous clicks and that is one delicious lot of variations. do link it to my ongoing event
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Wow!!!! delicious and amazing looking fudge. Loved all the snaps as usual. Even I used to put chocolate wrappers in the books which I read…:) These looks simply fabulous.
perfect, just perfect, purely perfect chocolates for the hearts with pure love who never cares about the nuts who talk about them :-))))))
bookmarked it, I have to hide this page from my kids till I make these, otherwise they will not allow me to breathe also
wow! true-love indeed! if i make these, i'm surely gonna polish off the entire lot hehe..
Umm Mymoonah says
Gorgeous treat, looks lovely!
lovely fudge…I love the pictures..such beautiful space you've got for yourself..
Love it Uuuuuuuuuuu ahhhhhhhhhh!
WOW!! so perfect. Looks delicious. Happy to follow you
these little chocolatey hearts are the one to die for, loved your pic three hearts in a row, rest are all gorgeous, just perfect for valentines
wow very tempting and beutiful clicks !! Thanks for linking to the event !!
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Suja Manoj says
Perfect hearts..delicious treat for valentine..superb
Sobha Shyam says
yum yum chocolates, irresistible ones 🙂 wonderful post..i too used to keep chocolate wrappers in books..hehe
Join with me for the Just "4" Fun event 🙂
Sushma Madhuchandra says
I on the other hand is not like most of you. I AM NOT A FAN OF CHOCOLATES 🙁
Amina Khaleel says
wow… chocolate fudge looks absolutely delicious… mouth watering…
hey 1st time here..u have a nice space…….Yummy fudge. gorgeous clicks and u have lovely recipes
Achu's Amma's Kitchen says
lovely fudge..ur snaps are awesome…
Rich, exotic, inviting pieces of fudge. Thx for linking to the event.
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Treat and Trick says
Perfect and yummy treat for chocolate lovers!
Deeps @ Naughty Curry says
they look scrumptious! love the perfect heart shapes & i share the love for chocolate so i can understand ur predicament! 🙂
Yummy fudge,perfect one for valentines day n nice presentation.
deeps recipes says
Ooo..This looks divine..Thanks 4 visiting my blog,I could find u., really awesome write ups..
Keep it up!
Thank ur dropping by at my space…loved all ur clicks..fudge looks so beautiful and yummy 🙂
Vanamala Hebbar says
Lovely photographys…tempting chocolate fudge
Well reading this post made me look into my fridge –where is my chocolate now :-)..liked all the variations with fudge..heart shaped fudge looks so apt in this season..love is in the air I guess ;D..hugs and smiles
beautiful pictures. nice description with all variations. I love chocolate
Sensible Vegetarian says
Looks simply mind blowing, very beautiful clicks too.
Delicious and lovely treats.
Delicious. And specially made for valentines day.
♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ says
I can see how much love you have for chocolates! Every choc up there makes me salivate! 🙂
Hi Lubna – LOVE all your chocolatey fudge options – especially the Indian tadka one is very cool kinda like groumet chikki 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and looking forward to your visit again 🙂
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Biny Anoop says
lubna dats awesome and very well presented……..perfect for ur valentino
this is just awesome…drooooling here..;P
Absolutely gorgeous fotos lubna…that fudge looks damn tempting,especially those hearts..
What a beautiful click..hearts & Chocolate ,go along..lovely!
Happy Valentines Day!!
Magic of Spice says
How delightfully decadent! I love the heart shapes…gorgeous 🙂
The Fudges looks gorgeous.Like you I love chocolates,I am adding this recipe to my must try recipes.Thanks for sharing.
These nutty fudge hearts are driving me nuts. I want! And loved your photos and styling. Happy Valentine's!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
What a fabulous treat! I love fudge and nuts.
Have a great Valentine's Day.
So many variations! I love the heart shaped cuties the most!
Shobha Kamath says
Wow! Delightful to see the lovely pics of the fudges!
Ok, I can deal with nuts! But my favorite is still rick dark chocolate without the nuts.
You have a beautiful blog 🙂
Yumm,…I am awed,…
Deeba PAB says
So much passion and so much variety…seriously yum Lubna. Theres something for everyone. Love the post and the pictures!
Saraswathi Iyer says
Looks so yummy and perfect.
Poornima Nair says
Yup, chocolate is definitely something I could never give up. I always have a secret stash just for me:)…awesome pics and I just love the many varieties u've mentioned.
I absolutely love the fourth pic in this post!! The fudge looks absolutely delicious!
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LOoks really luscious.=D
Wow, loving the pictures! and your variations are fabulous… I ve tried the normal cocoa fudge method couple of times but it never seems to set enough for me to cut into pieces.. Of course , that doesnt stop us from finishing the whole lot 😉
Lail Hossain says
Very good looking fudge.
MonuTeena RecipesPassion says
yummy lovely fudge bites 😛