- 1 lb powdered sugar — sifted
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder — sifted
- 1/4 cup chocolate milk
- 1/2 cup pecans — chopped
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup butter (unsalted) — chop into small cubes
How to make Chocolate Fudge
Note: If your fudge does not set, it’s an indication of you not microwaving it for the allowed time at the required wattage. You probably did not allow it to set in the refrigerator.
Interestingly, chocolate comes from a fruit tree and it is made from a seed. As many as 400 cocoa beans make 1 lb of chocolate. A single cocoa tree produces 2500 beans. Chocolate has more than 600 flavor compounds. Chocolate milk is considered to be an effective recovery drink after workouts! Did you know white chocolate is not chocolate in the strict sense of the word? It only contains cocoa butter, after all!
70% of the world’s cocoa comes from Africa. Cocoa beans were once so valued that they were used as a form of currency. No wonder chocolate is so precious!