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Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar

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Christmas is the season of giving, and everyone loves receiving edible gifts. This Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar is the delightfully rich and creamy, and guaranteed to be loved by all that receive it. It is not complicated to make and you get to choose the size of the jars, although smaller is better when it comes to this decadent dessert…..

Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar is the perfect little gift to give during the holidays! © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

I am not kidding when I say this Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar is addictive!! You might want to give all of the jars away right after you make it so you are not tempted to eat them all yourself, LOL

What is spoon fudge? A very soft version of fudge that is poured into jars and served with a spoon for instant fudge gratification!

A friend of mine back in Iowa got me hooked on tiny Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar about 12 years ago. They sell them in convenience stores, and they come in lots of different flavors. She is a sales rep that sells to convenience stores so she is in them all the time, and felt the need to share her addiction with me. And yes, they are sold with the little spoons!

This Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar is the perfect holiday gift, it comes with it's own spoon! © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

This image is a bit deceptive, your spoon fudge should not be that thick. Which brings me to the #1 tip that I have for you today…Make sure your candy thermometer works!!! I had no idea that mine was not working, until I sat there staring at the 220 degree reading….for like 5 minutes. Umm, shouldn’t it be going up?? Yes, it should. 🙁 Soooo, mine turned out a bit thicker than normal, but it is still insanely delicious!

How to make Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar:

Place the sugar, milk, corn syrup, chocolate, butter, espresso powder and salt in a 2 1/2 quart sauce pan…..

Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar melt in pan © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Stir mixture over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and the chocolate is melted. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally until mixture reaches 236 degrees, soft ball stage, and remove from heat…..

Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar simmer with candy thermometer © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Let mixture stand WITHOUT stirring until it cools to lukewarm temperature.

Beat fudge with a hand mixer until it loses it’s gloss…..

Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar beat © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

I usually give up after about 5 minutes. 😉 Stir in the vanilla and carefully pour into jars……

Once you start eating this rich and creamy Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar you won't be able to stop, and neither will the recipients of this edible holiday gift! © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Gently tap jars on work surface to remove air bubbles. {I didn’t want to wake the dog, so I have bubbles}

I originally created this Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar for my friend Claire’s Wedding in a Jar series she did a few years ago. This is what the consistency should look like…..

Rich and delicious Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar is the perfect gift for any occasion © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Mine was definitely well past soft ball stage this time around!! LOL

If yours ends up the same way do not panic, the only real difference is 1- it’s stiffer and 2- it’s a bit grainier…but neither of those things is a deal breaker. 😉

Notes: {contains affiliate links}

Make sure you buy Evaporated Milk, not Sweetened Condensed!

Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar canned milk © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

If you use sweetened condensed, it will be sickly sweet!!

Now that I have my new candy thermometer, what flavor should I try next?

Enjoy!!

Once you start eating this rich and creamy Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar you won't be able to stop, and neither will the recipients of this edible holiday gift! © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar

This Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar is the perfect holiday gift, it comes with it's own spoon! It's rich and creamy, and sure to be loved by everyone.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 13 ounces
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup evaporated milk {not sweetened condensed}
  • 2 Tablespoons corn syrup or agave nectar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place the sugar, milk, corn syrup, chocolate, butter, espresso powder and salt in a 2 1/2 quart sauce pan.
  • Stir mixture over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and the chocolate is melted. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally until mixture reaches 236 degrees, soft ball stage, and remove from heat.
  • Let mixture stand WITHOUT stirring until it cools to lukewarm temperature.
  • Beat fudge with a hand mixer until it loses it’s gloss.
  • Stir in the vanilla and carefully pour into jars. Gently tap jars on work surface to remove air bubbles.

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5 Comments

  1. So much goodness in one jar. I’d definitely to do tiny jars, though I’m not sure I’d be abke to stop myself from eating multiple jars in one sitting.

  2. I think I made this once accidentally when my fudge didn’t set properly, ha ha! I think I may need to do it again with your recipes to make it intentionally.

    1. I usually leave mine on the counter, refrigeration will cause the sugar to crystallize from the moisture. I had one left that I forgot about and my son’s girlfriend at it 9 months later. She lived to tell the tale, lol

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