Had a bad day. Needed to make fudge.
Thank you to Nonni at Nonni’s Table for turning me on to quick fudge! This is her 5-Minute Fudge. I had to tweak it slightly for my purposes. Nonni claims it’s never-fail, but obviously she never met anyone quite as talented at candy-making-failure as I. I have tried this recipe many, many times, and after arduous testing, I came up with a way to make it withstand even my ability to ruin fudge. But I’m continuing to test it, just to be sure.
This is pretty basic, and can be made using canned coconut milk. Oh, that was a good batch…
In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, large enough to hold all of your ingredients, measure out 5 cups of powdered sugar and 2/3 cup of good quality cocoa powder. Use a wire whisk to blend them until smooth, sifting if your powdered sugar is a little clumpy (I’ve discovered I don’t mind a few tiny lumps and usually skip this step). Add 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, if desired.
If you are a talented candy maker, unlike me, I also highly recommend Alton Brown’s Chocolate Fudge. More traditional, complex and time consuming, but oh, so good.