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Old 09-26-2014, 11:40 AM
 
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I'm looking for a chocolate fudge recipe (dark is good) that isn't overly sweet. Every recipe I've tried, especially the ones using marshmallow crème are too sweet.
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:11 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Every Christmas I make the Fantasy Fudge recipe from Kraft, which everyone seems to love. You can use marshmallows instead of the crème if it's too sweet. Other recipes for fudge on this thread: Different Types of Fudge and Candies
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:29 PM
 
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I know what you mean! I also love it to be crystallized type of texture that melt in your mouth and not sweet and creamy.

I actually use this recipe:
https://www.hersheys.com/recipes/rec...s.aspx?id=5303

Only thing with this is that you have to follow it exactly. And use a thermometer and don't do it on rainy or overly humid days. Also you can use an egg beater to mix it (instead of wooden spoon) and beat it on low. Once you master it, it's really easy. But it feels cumbersome at first attempt.

I also have used the special dark cocoa powder, the dutch processed cocoa etc with great success.
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I've always used the recipe off the back of the Hershey cocoa tin. Dense but melts in your mouth.
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:02 PM
 
Location: California
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6 oz evaporated milk
10 marshmallows (regular size)
1 or 2 cups sugar (2 cups will make it sweet. Stick with 1 cup for more bitter fudge)
1 cube butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 bag chocolate chips (dark or milk chocolate)
1 cup chopped walnuts - optional

Bring canned milk, marshmallows, and sugar to a boil. Boil 8-10 minutes without stirring. The longer this mix boils, the firmer your fudge will be.

Put butter, vanilla, chocolate, and walnuts in a bowl. Pour in boiling mixture and stir well.

Pour into a buttered pan. Refrigerate 4 hours until firm.
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:25 PM
 
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Joy of Cooking's fudge cockaigne and use double the amount of bittersweet cooking chocolate. It's exactly what you're looking for. Read the "about" section before it and use a candy thermometer. Takes a bit of care but sooooooo worth it.
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Old 09-28-2014, 02:12 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Easy. Substitute some unsweetened baker's chocolate for some of the semi-sweet that the recipe calls for.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:02 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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Why not make chocolate truffles instead? A friend makes them, and he says truffles are more chocolate and less sugar. And I know from tasting them they're creamy but never too sweet. I don't even eat fudge, it's so sweet.

Here's Ina's recipe: Chocolate Truffles Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:04 PM
 
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Sorry I just got around to reading this. My favorite fudge recipe is called Fool proof Fudge. Just google the recipe. It is prefect.
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