A box of brownie mix, water, an egg (opt,), coconut oil, and nuts = perfect fudge? You bet!
By total accident, I discovered a fast and easy way to make perfect fudge. I wanted to make brownies, but after I got the batter ready, it was pretty late and I didn’t want to wait for the brownies to bake, so I stuck the bowl in the fridge for later. The next day, I went to “check” the brownie batter (read – sneak a bite) and found that it had solidified like fudge!
I was surprised and delighted since the last time I tried to make fudge on purpose, I ended up with a very unappetizing mess of something that looked like raw ground beef. Yuck!
So here’s the “recipe”:
- One box of Ghirardelli’s Dark Chocolate Brownie mix, mixed with the water, melted coconut oil, and egg the box calls for. I think it’s 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup oil, and 1 egg, but check the box as different mixes will have different requirements.
- 1/2 cup pecan or walnut pieces
I have total faith in my chickens to produce healthy eggs. I use raw eggs in my ice cream, egg nog, and now my fudge recipe. However, if you are uncomfortable eating raw eggs, try omitting the egg or finding a brownie mix that doesn’t call for an egg.
The coconut oil seems to be the secret ingredient because it solidifies smoothly when it cools, which makes the mixture go from batter to fudge.
And the nuts help balance the sugar and flour with a little protein while also lending a nice crunch to the fudge.
All in all, it was a fun discovery and would make a quick and easy FHEasy treat.
Happy Home Evenings!