|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 64 1" squares (32 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||15%|
|Total Carbohydrate 29g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This chocolate cream cheese fudge recipe is rich and tangy, with a deep chocolate flavor. If you don’t like the bittersweet taste of dark chocolate, I recommend cutting down on the unsweetened chocolate—either use four ounces instead of six, or substitute some milk chocolate for the unsweetened. The nuts are optional, but I find they help cut the richness and add a great flavor and texture to the fudge. Hazelnuts and almonds are my preferred variation, but you can experiment with your favorite nuts.
- 6 ounces chocolate (unsweetened)
- 6 ounces cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
- 2 tsp evaporated milk (or cream)
- 4 cups sugar (powdered)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Optional: 1.5 cups mixed nuts (chopped)
- Gather the ingredients.
- Prepare an 8x8 pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
- Chop the chocolate into even pieces with a large knife. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating.
- Place the softened cream cheese and the evaporated milk in the bowl of a large stand mixer and beat with the paddle attachment until smooth. (Alternately, a hand mixer can be used.)
- Stop the mixer, add the melted chocolate, and beat until well-mixed. Stop the mixer again and add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and mix until the fudge is smooth and well-combined. Stir in the nuts by hand, if you’re using them.
- Pour the fudge into the prepared pan and spread it in an even layer. Let it set at room temperature for 2-3 hours, or in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Once set, cut the fudge into small squares and serve at room temperature. Fudge may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several weeks.