Mmmm…fudge!!!! When I was a baby we had an Italian nurse in our community and she’s the first person to give me homemade chocolate fudge. I blame her for my lifelong obsession with anything chocolate, especially fudge. Here in Ottawa we have tons of festivals throughout the summer and they often have food vendors selling the sinful stuff. You buy this chunk about the size of two packs of cards or more, and its supposed to last you a couple of days I suppose. I eat mine, bit by bit over the span of maybe an hour at the most. I cannot control myself when it comes to the creamy, super sweet, delectable confection.
I used to make a version of this fudge when I was a kid, using regular milk and margarine. This recipe uses fat free evaporated milk and reduced calorie margarine. It’s every bit as good as any fudge I’ve ever had. If you can resist eating the whole pan you will find it’s even better the next day or even the day after.
Weight Watchers Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge
Makes 36 servings
14 large marshmallows
12 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons reduced-calorie margarine
2/3 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1 2/3 cups sugar
1. Coat an 8×8-inch pan with cooking spray.
2. Stir together the sugar, margarine and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil in a sauce pan, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
3. Stir in the marshmallows and chocolate. Remove from the heat and stir until smooth.
4. Pour into the pan and refrigerate for about 2 hours (until firm – for a firmer consistency, leave the fudge in the freezer).
5. Cut into 36 squares and serve.
WW POINTS per serving: 2
Nutritional information per serving: 98 calories, 5.3g fat, 1.6g fiber