It’s all about the fudge. That’s the idea behind Mackinac Island’s Fudge Festival, which is held each summer. The festival hails Mackinac Island’s fudge as the most popular in the country. Throughout the weekend you can judge for yourself by attending fudge making demonstrations and sampling plenty of fudge. If you can’t make it to Mackinac Island, bring a taste of the famous fudge to your house by crafting it in your own kitchen. Once you’ve mastered the classic recipe try others like double-chocolate fudge, peanut butter fudge, and cookies and cream fudge. Get trendy with the latest flavor combos like coconut-chocolate fudge and salted caramel fudge. Then again, you can make an assortment and then hold your own mini-fudge festival for family and friends.
This microwaveable double-chocolate fudge recipe from Betty Crocker takes only minutes to make. Melt one bag of chocolate chips, baking chocolate and sweetened condensed milk together for 3 minutes in the microwave (take breaks to stir). Add in vanilla and nuts, then refrigerate.
There are only four ingredients in this peanut butter fudge from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Creamy peanut butter, butter, confectioner’s sugar and vanilla extract are heated until smooth. Press into an aluminum-lined dish and chill. For even nuttier flavor, add in chopped peanuts.
Capture this hip flavor in every bite of this salted caramel fudge from Something Swanky. Melt together Dulce de Leche and white chocolate candy melts before placing it into a baking dish and chilling it. Then heat chocolate chips to pour over the top of the fudge. Sprinkle with chunks of sea salt to finish.
Boil together sugar, butter and evaporated milk stirring frequently until thickened. Off heat, gently stir into the mix chocolate chips, marshmallow crème, vanilla and crushed candy pieces. Use more crushed pieces to top this cookies and crème fudge from the Very Best Baking. Refrigerate until you can cut each creamy square into bite-sized pieces.
This chocolate-coconut fudge recipe from Fine Cooking has a few more steps than most – but it’s worth the extra effort. Heat up corn syrup along with butter, sugar, cream, chocolate pieces and salt. Boil and check on the temperature using a candy thermometer. Cool and then beat the mixture – add coconut before placing the concoction in a pan. Coconuty perfection!