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Making dark chocolate fudge

Using hershey dark chocolate to make fudge. But it keeps turning out dry and crumbly.

asked by Bob 9 months ago

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added 9 months ago

What are the ingredients?

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Bob
Bob
added 9 months ago

Using a standard milk chocolate fudge recipe. 1/2 cup chocolate, 2 cups milk, 1 cup milk, 1 tbsp corn syrup, 2 pats butter, and 1 tsp vanilla. It's a proven recipe with milk chocolate, but with dark chocolate, it turns out hard and crumbly. Any tips?

Emmie
added 9 months ago

Milk and dark chocolates have different proportions of sugar and fat, and fudge is dependent on having the correct proportions of each. I would find a recipe specifically formulated for dark chocolate.

cv
cv
added 9 months ago

Emmie is correct.

Dark chocolate has a higher percentage of cacao and lower percentage of cocoa butter. Most dark chocolate is less sweet than milk chocolate, so less sugar. Of course, there won't be any milk in the dark chocolate.

Emmie's suggestion of locating a dark chocolate-specific fudge recipe would be the easiest course of action. If you look for the dark chocolate product on the Hersheys website, you might find a suitable well-tested recipe.