Milk powder can do wonders in the kitchen! You can make amazing desserts with this simple ingredient, and one of them is this lip-smacking homemade chocolate fudge! This creamy fudge is a very quick and easy dessert that comes together in just 15 minutes or less, with very basic skills.
Homemade chocolate fudge
This delicious dessert is also the traditional Indian desert for the festival of light Diwali. Being so easy to make and so quick, it quickly became a popular desert worldwide. The Indians call it Pedha or Burfi (Barfi), and the Japanese name for the homemade chocolate fudge made with milk powder is Modak. They are slightly different, but basically they are both delicious milk powder fudge.
Adding chocolate or cocoa powder has made it even more popular and it’s no wonder. Who doesn’t just love chocolate? By the way, have you tried chocolate chips with it?
More chocolate desserts you will love:
- Chocolate fudge cupcakes
- Wacky cake recipe
- Chocolate caramel cookies
- No bake Italian chocolate salami
- Easy chocolate buttercream
- Nutella puff pastry flowers
- Chocolate peanut clusters
This creamy chocolate fudge can be the perfect weeknight dessert when you don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen or end up with a huge pile of dishes. It is also a super versatile treat, as you can add more cocoa powder to give it a darker color, or other ingredients like raisins, nuts or dried fruits. For this time I opted to add walnuts which in my opinion makes the perfect pair with fudge!
This is probably the best homemade fudge, a great treat that melts in your mouth and will definitely be a great hit at a family reunion or as a quick snack for a kids’ sleepover, together with a glass of warm milk.
You can also serve it at holidays with a more festive look and everyone will love it!
How do you store chocolate fudge?
You can safely keep the milk powder fudge into the refrigerator for a few days, or make a larger batch and freeze it for later use (for up to 3 months).
I’m eager to know what special ingredients you love to add to this basic homemade chocolate fudge recipe to make it your own. Please share with us in the comments below!
What do you need to make homemade chocolate fudge?
Getting back to basics and to another reason why this chocolate fudge with milk powder is so popular: it only uses a few basic ingredients, like sugar, butter, water, cocoa, vanilla (optional) and milk powder.
Depending on the flavor you want to give it, you can replace the vanilla or add any other extracts like almond, citrus, rum, peppermint, or whatever you love.
Mix your favorite nuts in to make this delicious treat a bit crunchy and simply irresistible!
How do you make chocolate fudge from scratch?
- Start by mixing powdered milk and cocoa until well combined, then sift through a fine sieve.
- Mix sugar and water and bring to a rolling boil then add butter and keep boiling for a few minutes to thicken.
- Remove from heat and immediately add the milk cocoa mix and walnuts or nuts of choice. Mix to combine well and no lumps left.
- Pour into a prepared dish and transfer to the fridge until harden.
- The easiest shaping is placing the melted fudge into a high pan and pressing it to fill the bottom. After cooling, just cut into squares or rectangles and serve. To make it fancier, place it into any nice mold: flowers, butterflies, Christmas themed, etc, or make small balls and serve them.
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Homemade chocolate fudge
- 4 cups powdered milk
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 2 sticks butter unsalted
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
- In a mixing bowl, combine milk powder and cocoa powder.
- Sift through a fine sieve
- In a saucepan, mix sugar and water and boil on high heat until the sugar is melted.
- Add butter and vanilla and boil until butter is melted. Continue boiling for 2 minutes after the butter has melted.
- Remove from heat and immediately add milk powder mix, mixing vigorously with a spatula or wooden spoon until no lumps are left.
- Add walnuts and mix well then refrigerate.
- Once the fudge is hard, cut into medium large chunks and serve.