Baked Fudge

Simple, classic, and chock full of chocolatey goodness. Your family is going to love this! Bake them in tiny mason jars so everyone gets their own jar of happiness!

Baked Fudge | Simple, classic, and chock full of chocolatey goodness. Your family is going to love this one!

Some recipes need to be shared. They need to be savoured, and enjoyed by everyone.

Then there are recipes, like this one, where you hide in the closet with the entire batch so you don’t have to share.

Not that anyone here did that.

I would never.

Okay, so I totally did it.

I don’t even care. It was totally worth it.

Sharing is good karma. Today I’m giving away good karma. Or rather an awesome recipe. But sorta karma too.

Today is my 3 year bloggy birthday. And I have to admit I’m backdating this post to get it up on the right day.

Why?

Omg, because I’ve been watching The Walking Dead compulsively and didn’t realize days were passing so quickly. I’m an addict, people. I need help immediately. I’d prefer that help to come from Daryl. So if anyone knows the dude, send him my way to rescue me from The Walking Dead madness around here.

Two nights ago I forced the entire family, and my daughter’s boyfriend to make dinner because I didn’t want to walk away during an episode. So they were all cooking, grating and tossing pizza while I had my eyes glued to the TV, and my rump firmly glued to the sofa.

One night ago I was making dinner with mini-me, we had The Walking Dead on as we worked. I got so distracted I actually cut myself while trying to pull a knife out of the knife drawer. I then did what any self-respecting Walking Dead junkie would do, I feigned that I was mortally wounded so I could have the family finish dinner for me. That way I could once again glue my eyes to the TV, and my rump to the sofa.

It’s wildly out of control, folks. I need help immediately. Send Daryl. Stat.

Okay so now you know why I’ve barely been visible on the blog or social media. I’d apologize but I’m loving every minute of it. So we’re all just going to have to suck it up and pretend today is Sunday March 2, my bloggy birthday. Even though I posted this on Tuesday March 4, and conveniently backdated it so it looks like I was Miss Pro-Organized and Efficient Blogger. It’s all good. It’s our little secret.

No celebration would be complete without some chocolate. So I made some Baked Fudge. If you have not had the pleasure of trying it you’re missing out big time. It’s divine. I saw it on The Pioneer Woman‘s site and was so intrigued I just had to try it. 10 times. All hiding in the closet so I didn’t have to share. My bad.

Baked Fudge | Simple, classic, and chock full of chocolatey goodness. Your family is going to love this one!

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Baked Fudge
 
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Simple, classic, and chock full of chocolatey goodness. Your family is going to love this! Bake them in tiny mason jars so everyone gets their own jar of happiness!
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 4 large ramekins or 8 small mason jars
Ingredients
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar, I used Vanilla Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, heaping
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Beat the eggs until light in colour.
  3. Now add the white granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Beat until combined.
  4. Add the cocoa, flour, butter and extracts. Mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  5. Pour the batter into ramekins or small mason jars (good quality so they don't break in the oven) and set those inside a rimmed baking dish. I used a cake pan. Then pour water inside the baking dish (but NOT in the ramekins or mason jars) until it comes up about halfway.
  6. Pop in the oven for about 40 to 50 minutes, they should be a crust on the top that is crisp but the inside should be firm but still just a tad gooey. It reminds me of a firm creme brulee on the inside.
  7. You can serve these hot, and they will taste almost like a gooey brownie. Or you can pop them in the fridge to make them firmer and set up. Then they become almost like a soft fudgy pudding.
  8. I like mine hot out of the oven. I just use a dish towel wrapped around the jar and have at it.
  9. Serve with a big old chocolatey smile!
Notes
Recipe Source: The Pioneer Woman's Delicious Baked Fudge

I only changed a couple of minor things. I liked the addition of brown sugar for more sweetness. I also used vanilla sugar because I love the flavour of it. Then I tossed in some extra extract in the form of chocolate extract. You can omit that if you don't have it.

Baked Fudge | Simple, classic, and chock full of chocolatey goodness. Your family is going to love this one!

I cannot even begin to describe this one. It’s so decadent and over the top good. You have to try it for yourself. Then hide in the closet so you don’t have to share. No evidence…no guilt!

Baked Fudge | Simple, classic, and chock full of chocolatey goodness. Your family is going to love this one!

So now you’re all wondering if I’ve been distracted by The Walking Dead again and forgot what I was suppose to be doing. Heck to the no, folks.

First of all, thank YOU. Without all of you this blog would not give me the joy it does every single day. I adore my readers, you become like family, we get to know each other and that’s the coolest part of blogging for me. I love the interaction and relationships formed by it. The shared passion of cooking and baking that brings us all together. So thank you from the bottom of my heart. For reading, commenting, sharing, and just showing up to let me know my little corner of the blogosphere is worth something.

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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Comments

  1. CindyZS says

    depends on the occasion as to what they want or i bring, deserts (choc white choc chunk cherry…,) famous deviled eggs or potato salad (sides) linguini salad….!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      It is so good. I am in love with this stuff.

      Thanks my friend. I love my job. It doesn’t even feel like a job most days. xx

  2. says

    I have been a silent follower of your blog and love all the sweet things u share, I wish I could eat all of them alas… congrats on your 3rd bloggoversary, wishing you many many more to come… this baked fudge looks fantastic, bookmarking this to try… :)

  3. Debbie Lind says

    I love your blog. Thank you so much for the great recipes I have a few recipes that when we have a pot luck i get asked to t bring.Chicken enchildas, Brisket, and a pasta salad

  4. Jean Tav says

    Happy Bloggy Birthday! I would totally not want to share the baked fudge either. I’m all do in for keeping it all for myself. 😉 Love your blog, recipes, and your fun and wit. Have a great day.

  5. Anna says

    We always celebrate with “Death by Chocolate Cake.” Everybody in my family is a huge chocolate fan and that cake is the perfect way to celebrate!

  6. Sheri G says

    I love The Walking Dead, The Pioneer Woman, and I love your blog!! Thank you and congratulations on your blogaversary!!

  7. says

    Three years? How time flies! Congrats! And baked fudge sounds like a wonderful idea. BTW, they do have these machines that let you record TV programs so you can watch them later. 😉 Might work for you. 😀

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Ha, we DVR about 25 shows. But I’m trying to watch back episodes of walking dead so we use tubeplus like crazy. I’m so hooked at this point I’m just going to go buy the DVD’s. It’s sad. I love the show way too much. There’s tons of websites we can’t use here, only available in the states. So annoying. I always try bravo for some shows but it blocks my IP. I heard there’s a way to break the code somehow but that stuff makes me nervous. I’m such a tv buff that we cable, a dvr and netflix. Got all my bases covered, so ridiculous right. lol

      And thanks. I love this job. It’s so much fun.

  8. says

    I like to try new things when I’m celebrating with friends and family! I do love a good dip, though. Buffalo Chicken dip, spinach artichoke dip… you name it!

  9. Coco in the Kitchen says

    Chocolate baked in baby mason jars?
    I’m in!
    Happy 3 years, doll! Love your blog. xoxo

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I know right. I’m crazy for mason jars. Love them.

      Thank you milady. I feel the same way about yours. xx

  10. Armymum says

    FAVORITE DESSERT FOR COMPANY OR GUESTS IS USUALLY BAREFOOT CONTESSA’S CHEESECAKE OR CHOCOLATE MOUSSE….

  11. Lana says

    Happy Bloggy Birthday! This recipe looks fantastic. I always crave chocolate, and I like that I can put my vanilla sugar to use with this.
    By the way, I don’t blsme you for getting caught up in the Walking Dead – I save it until it comes out on Netflix and then watch the whole season within 2 days!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Thanks Lana. Vanilla sugar rocks for baking. I like the vanilla gives such a rich flavour. I tend to use a lot of it.

      We’re almost done season 3 now, I think there’s 3 more episodes to go. So excited for season 4.

  12. MaryB says

    Congrats to you on three years! Our favorite recipe to celebrate is either Hula pie or Sour Cream Lemon pie.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I love apple pie, it’s my daughter’s favourite. I made an apple galette tonight. Super easy and quick.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I just watched it. I had no idea she was British. She was super cute in person.

      Thanks my friend. I still can’t believe it’s been 3 years.

      Brownies ALWAYS count. My fave.

  13. Sarah says

    The only celebrations where I cook are either Thanksgiving or Christmas. So as long as everything is cooked correctly and on time and enjoyed by all (and I don’t go insane) it’s a great one! This past Christmas was easy and simply as I had my father with me. Chicken cooked in the dutch oven, roasted potatoes and green beans with goat cheese and dried cranberries. Simple, easy, and I didn’t go insane from making sure everything was right!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I totally feel that way too. Some celebrations end up being too much work. When our kids were young we had to order food in one year due to someone having a health crisis. Then I realized I actually got to visit with people for once on a birthday. Needless to say we started doing it all the time. ha

  14. Diana Cote says

    depends on the occasion but we usually do bbq and cupcakes or cookies… when we don’t grill, i usually make fresh pizza. :)

  15. says

    Happy 3rd blogiversary!! Wow… we started days apart on our blogging journey! :) Wishing you years and years more success and enjoyment. I adore these adorable baked fudge jars… and another cute spoon too. :)

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I love that we started around the same time. I wish the same for you my friend. I adore you, and your site. And thanks. I am addicted to cute spoons, and chocolate. xx

  16. says

    Happy anniversary to your amazing blog! I remember how much I liked you from the first time you commented on my blog…and I’m so glad we’ve become the friends we are today!!!

    PS…I’d make something chocolate, probably a flourless chocolate cake, but baked fudge might win out!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Thanks Liz. Awe, you’re going to make me cry. I am so happy we’ve become such amazing friends. I adore you so very much. I can’t wait to see you this spring.

      I think anything chocolate is perfect.

  17. says

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! HAPPY BLOGAVERSARYYYY!!!!! You deserve every bit of success and happiness because YOU are amazing and you make crazy delicious food (aaaand yepp…I would totally horde this baked fudge because YUMMMEHHHH MINE!)

    Fave recipe to make for people is….various varieties of cookies!!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Thanks so much Kayle. I love blogging, it’s such a cool job. The perks are amazing. I’m so thrilled with how many amazing friends I’ve made doing this.

      I love cookies. I don’t make them too often. Which is sort of weird.

  18. says

    Ermahgerd. I think I just gained 20 lbs from reading this post… which is a problem, because I’ll surely gain another 20 lbs when I get around to making these babies and then stuffing the whole batch in my face. Because I will totally do it. For serious.
    I don’t really have one special dish I make for celebrations, mostly because I get bored easily and constantly need to change things up. I guess roast turkey counts, mostly because there’s only two of us, so I only make it when we’ve got company.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Ha, I need to get back on the treadmill, I’ve been slacking lately. Not going to be a pretty if I keep this up.

      We rarely eat turkey so hubby goes wacky when I make it. I love making a massive one then freezing it. I tend to get asked to make lasagna when we have company. It’s the most requested dish I make, stuffing is a close second.

  19. says

    Hello, A very happy anniversary to you and wishing many more. Thank you for the giveway. My favorite recipe for any celebratory get together would be a lovely lip smacking Payasam (Indian Sweet Pudding) . I have grown up gorging on them for every occasion and not making them for any celebration would mean a guilt trip and not celebrating properly.

  20. Colleen G says

    For dessert I like to Crazy Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (that old fashioned recipe where you make wells in the combined dry ingredients and add vinegar), as a “gift” I make Oatmeal Bread, if you are coming for dinner Slow Cooker Lasanga.

  21. says

    Ok, noooow I need to scold you! You should totally be reading the comic. If you think the show is good – the comic is 10000 x better!!!! No really… plus, it really makes the day wiz by. Theres 19 volumes out already. I mean, I don’t know anyone who sells comics or anything… or know that K goes into comic shops and could grab you volume one… Just saying… 😉

    Baked fudge for the win!

  22. Rusty H says

    It really depends on the occasion, but most of the time I bring a lemon blueberry bundt cake with a simple glaze.

  23. says

    Our celebrations are usually in the form of birthdays. Each person gets to pick their favorite food for me to make. Cheesecake is probably the most asked for dish, so that’s my answer and I’m sticking to it. Congrats on three years.

  24. Joana Rodriguez says

    Well I am thinking baked fudge is going to be the party food of choice for a party once I try to make it!

  25. says

    Baked fudge?! OMG I’ve never even herd of such a thing so I am definitely impressed! I’m trying this one. And you know that you are extremely important to me, right? I mean, if you needed me I would get on a plane and fly over to be by your side. For good times or bad. But I am sorry, I would not send Daryl that way. I mean c’mon…let’s be real. 😉

    Back to the fudge…I love the idea! And Happy Blogaversary!!! I always enjoy coming over here and seeing what the heck you are up to. I wish I could bake you a turtle cake for your big day!

  26. says

    Your baked fudge looks amazing!!!! Plus, I just realized that I have all of the ingredients on hand so I might just HAVE to make these tonight!!! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  27. says

    Whoops – forgot to comment about my favorite recipe for friends and family… I love making big semi-fancy slow-cooker meals like coconut curry chicken or BBQ pulled pork for big groups because they basically make themselves after you do the prep work!

  28. Tiffany Mahaffy says

    I am HUGE on making chewy chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes <3

    CONGRATS on 3 years and thank you for the giveaway!!!

  29. Lora @cakeduchess says

    Congrats, my friend! Fantastic 3 years of blogging and knowing you. Luscious fudge…want this fudge!!!xx

  30. Koren H says

    I read your recipe yesterday and made the baked fudge last night as a surprise for my sweetie. We LOVED it so much, it is now at the top of my list for celebrating! Thanks so much! :)

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Yea, so happy to hear tat. It’s a really great recipe. I’ve made several versions now. Really easy to adapt and switch up.

  31. Rachel Cartucci says

    I love making Champagne cupcakes….they are super delish! HAPPY BLOGGY BIRTHDAY and wishes for many happy years ahead.

  32. Alison C says

    My favourite recipe to make when doing something with friends and family is a brownie. I cut the brownies into individual serving sizes and then pipe a swirl of frosting onto each piece.
    Happy blog anniversary! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!!!!

  33. Maggie Wallace says

    I always make chocolate chip cookies since it is an easy crowd pleaser! Love this recipe. Congrats!!

  34. Mary Beth Elderton says

    congrats! This baked fudge may become a favorite! I like to bake raisin cinnamon or lemon poppy seed breads for company.

  35. Vicki F says

    Congrats on 3 years! I usually make a pie (the season dictates the flavor) or my son’s favorite chocolate cake.

  36. Amy L says

    I make a big cheesecake for family celebrations. Everyone loves it, and it really isn’t too complicated to make.

  37. Marsha Hanzel says

    Congratulations. I love to make cookies and creative salads for family and friends. The baked fudge looks delicious.

  38. Angela Mitchell says

    The most requested recipe in my family for birthdays is roast beef and mashed potatoes. When its my birthday I ask my mom to make it because seriously nobody makes a roast beef dinner like my mama:)

  39. Pam Gurganus says

    Happy 3 year bloggy birthday! :) My favorite recipe to make when celebrating with friends and family is homemade ice cream!

  40. stephanie says

    I usually have a lasagna…easy to prepare ahead, too. Good thing because at this point, I would be in trouble for not having it. :) Thanks!

  41. Tracy S. says

    My favorite recipe to make for family when celebrating are cookies- any kind really but the most requested are flour-less peanut butter for my aunt, chocolate and pb or Nutella and white chocolate with dried cranberries. Cupcakes and muffins are a close second (or third depending if you define muffins and cupcakes differently. Isn’t the only difference that one lacks frosting and ought to be a smidge healthier?!)

  42. Tracy S. says

    Kim,
    Congratulations on three years of blogging! Hooray! I am so very happy for you, and I absolutely love your blog and amazing recipes! Speaking of which- this divine baked fudge which I need to make immediately- can I get by without chocolate extract or come up with a substitute? Thanks and lots of happy hugs!
    Tracy S.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Thanks so much Tracy. I appreciate it so much. You can totally skip the chocolate extract. Just use vanilla and you’re totally good. xx

  43. Sally Tews says

    I was sick yesterday~So catching up today(kinda) keeping my fingers crossed 😉
    I loved your post about your Mother and saved her recipes-because I bet they are D-Lish.
    Hard loosing Mom’s~but I know you have beautiful memories~and great pictures.

  44. Misha says

    I just found you through Chocolate, Chocolate and More. I am looking forward to reading your blog as I am also a lover of baking/cooking/grilling foods. I have all of Pioneer Woman’s cookbooks, I have been a follower of hers for many years and her recipes are wonderful. This Baked Fudge recipe included! Celebrations must include Seafoods!!! Happy 3 year blogiversary!

  45. MaryPat says

    3 years. Time flies. Happy Happy!! When I was young my moms always made my favorite cake.
    Spice cake with Penucchi frosting. Have not made it for a long time cuz I am too ill. But thinking
    of Spice cake etc. does keep me going. Happy Blogiversary! Your cravings suit mine quite well.

  46. says

    These look AMAZING! I’m going to make them this week, as I was looking for the perfect chocolate cake for a friend on Friday… and this is more than perfect, lol.

    Thanks!!!!

    – P

  47. says

    Hello. These look amazing! I had a question. I usually make pumpkin bread in a jar to give as gifts during the Christmas season. I was wondering if you could do the same thing with these? With pumpkin bread i n a jar you add the jar lids as soon as they come out of the oven, and they seal as the bread cools. Then they can keep for up to a year. Have you tried doing that with these? If not, do you think that they would be good if served that way, cooled in a sealed jar? I just think if it works out, what a darling gift, a small jar of chocolate Heaven!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      That sounds really good.

      I’ve never tried it. I don’t think it would work the same way with these baked fudge. But I’m sure you could seal them after they cooled and give them as gifts.

  48. Marianne says

    YUUUUUUMMM-OOOOOOO!!!! Making these ASAP. AND… What is the cute utensil you stuck in your jar??? I think I gotta have some of those for the FULL EFFECT!!!!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Thanks Marianne. They are really good.

      The spoons are from a store called Gracious Home. I’m not sure if they still carry them or not.

  49. Penny says

    I am definitely going to try these this weekend. And – believe it or not – I am JUST ABOUT to watch last night’s episode of The Walking Dead. Who’s my favourite? I’m afraid you and I are going to have to fight for him 😉

    Love your blog. Looove this recipe. Absolutely 100% in agreement with you over DD!

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