15-Minute Chocolate Walnut Fudge
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted a forgiving fudge recipe that didn’t require ideal conditions for success. We found that a traditional “easy” substitute, condensed milk and a little unsweetened chocolate, gave us a less sugary fudge with a good chocolate flavor. Seeking a firmer, lighter texture for our fudge recipe, we found that a little baking soda reacted with the acids in the chocolate to alter the pH, which made the fudge drier and firmer. We reached perfect density when we added 1 cup of nuts.