Fudge rounds are a classic packaged snack from childhood. That lovely soft and gooey fudge center, wrapped in a delicious chocolate cookie sandwich.
They’re a symbol of a simpler for many of us. Have them packed in your lunchbox, hidden right next to your sandwiches as a treat.
Or coming home after school and opening up a package of fudge rounds before you head back out with your buddies.
Perhaps not surprisingly, a lot of people have recently had a lot of extra time on their hands.
And a lot of people have spent some of that time thinking about funny little details from their younger years, things that they appreciate only now, perhaps thinking about how tough those times felt
And with this reflection of days gone by, foods that you used to love but maybe haven’t had in years, are bound to come up.
Old family recipes, good and bad, and the snacks we so often took for granted when we were only little. And, chances are, fudge rounds were a part of that last group.
And maybe there’s a part of you that wonders if any of that food still holds up, all these years later.
If that’s the case, you aren’t the only one.
Plenty of folk with a knack for baking seems to have wondered something along those lines, if the huge range of recipes for this classic sweet treat, whether they’re new spins on this favorite, or the good old classic is given some new life in the kitchen, are any indication.
Take a trip down memory lane with this of recipes for this staple of years gone by
This fudge round recipe ripped straight from your taste bud’s memories, s a great straight take on the classic cookie treat.
With a texture that’s a little more cake-like than you might expect for a classic cookie-filling combo, this recipe is without a doubt a great one to try if you’re looking for that same biscuit that you remember for your days as a kid.
With a creamy fudge filling that melt in your mouth, and cookies that are as chocolaty as they are fluffy, your trip down taste bud memory lane is guaranteed with this one. Eat them soft, maybe dip them in your glass of milk, or freeze for that extra sweet bite, this treat has plenty of ways to be enjoyed.
Make sure to combine your wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls when trying out this recipe.
Your cookies and filling are supposed to come together after you’ve made them, not in one big bowl of raw stickiness!
Click here if you want a detailed guide to the ingredients you need, and how to prepare them.
If you’re looking for a classic take on the recipe, but want a few new additions included, why not give this version of fudge rounds a go?
With a solid grasp on what makes this timeless snack a classic in the first place, this recipe makes a couple of changes, to bring out the chocolaty flavor of the cookies, without adding a ton of flavoring to get that same result by adding a little cornstarch and syrup for that extra chewiness.
If you’re not too keen on corn-based ingredients, perhaps look at one of our other recipes on this list.
Remember to keep the ingredients separate for both the cookie and fudge mixes.
Mix your flour, cornstarch, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a bowl for your cookie mix, using an electric mixer to make the dough smooth once you add the butter and sugar, before adding your corn syrup, egg, and vanilla.
Mix them slowly until your dough is just a little sticky, then throw them into the oven as separate 1 ½ tablespoons of dough in your oven.
Make sure when you’re making your filling mix, that you’re beating and adding your ingredients slowly. The fluffiness is what’s going to make this creamy filling work!
For a list of notes, tips, and tricks for this old-school treat, as well as the full recipe and ingredients list, click here.
There’s also some great advice for how to get the chocolate stripes just right on your cookies, for that extra professional garnish!
For a fudge round recipe that’ll go down a treat for those of some kind of gluten intolerance, you’ll want to give this recipe recreation a try.
The recipe has taken great strides to imitate as much of what makes the original fudge round amazing, whilst also making sure it’s gluten-free so that as many people as possible can enjoy this delectable delight.
And with them being just as soft and chewy like the original deal, I’d say it was a resounding success!
Make sure that you’re replacing the right ingredients with some quality gluten-free counterparts when baking, like your flour and cocoa powder, with some baking soda to help give the cookies just the right amount of rising.
With the butter, sugar, eggs, and add extra flavor seasonings like salt and vanilla, you’ll be surprised how many ingredients won’t need to be changed for this. Just a few additions and you’re ready to bake!
For a list of the ingredients you’ll need with some gluten-free alternative suggestions, plus a full recipe, click here.
Want to taste some good fudge rounds, but are worried about having too much of a good thing? Then maybe this almond alternative recipe is right up your alley.
Made and some good low-fat yogurt instead of their more hearty counterparts, this is a great alternative if you’re trying to keep your calorie count low for our treats.
And with the espresso powder and almond extract included, it’s still packed with flavor.
Even if calories are no object to you, this is a pretty special blend of new tases to try out in your classic fudge-filled recipe.
Just mix the ingredients like you normally would in a fudge round recipe, and simply add egg whites to your recipe instead of the full egg, then add the almond extract and espresso powder whilst you’re making your cookie mix.
It’s as simple as that!
For the full recipe, all its ingredients, click here. There are some great tips on how to make variations on this low-calorie alternative, too. Go wild with it!
Looking for a fudge round recipe that will work with your keto diet? Then you’ll want to pay attention to this one.
Just because you need to keep that carb-count low for your diet, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the great flavors of biscuits and cookies.
With each fudge round only containing about 2.8 carbs, this will fit in just nicely with that keto diet you’ve been sticking to, without feeling bad about treating yourself.
Simply mix your dry and wet ingredients into their bowls, slowly adding new ingredients to the cookie mix, ideally with an electric mixer to make that batter extra smooth.
You’ll want to replace the ingredients with the most carbs with some keto-friendly equivalents whilst keeping that protein high, like coconut flour instead of the traditional stuff, and some keto-friendly chocolate chips for a lovely topping.
For the ingredients list, a full breakdown of making your mixing, baking, and assembling your fudge rounds, click here. There’s also a video tutorial on how to make it if you want a helpful step-by-step guide with some good pointers. Furthermore, we’ve rounded up some of the best keto- friendly fudge recipes just for you.
For a brilliant spin on fudge rounds that are ready for the holiday season, this recipe is a great sweet treat to add under your utility belt of baking for Christmas this year.
These extra add-ons to a traditional fudge round are such an easy way to add a little festivity to any old classic cookie. Whether it’s the store-bought biscuits you can find on store shelves, or to add on to a freshly-backed batch that has just been put together, you’ll be having a lot of fun injecting some Christmas cheer with this handy little guide. Even the kids can get involved, it’s so simple!
Make sure you have a little red fondant for your reindeer nose, some googly candy eyes, some miniature pretzel twists, and ⅓ of a cup of chocolate chips.
- Put the chips in the microwave at half power for 2-3 minutes (in a microwavable bowl or cup, obviously!), stirring them roughly every 30 seconds, to make sure that they’re nice and melted down.
- This will be the edible glue that holds everything onto the fudge round.
- Dip the bottom of 2 of your pretzels into the melted chocolate, then press them onto the top of a fudge round, making sure that the tops are hanging off, just a little.
- Then do the same for the candy eyes so that they’ll stay on your cookie, then use a round baking cutter to make a circle from the red fondant (which should be rolled nice and flat before you start), then dip one side in the chocolate, and then you’re good to stick it on your reindeer face!
For a more detailed explanation, click on the link here. They’ve got some great tips on what other cookies make great reindeer faces too if you’re looking for a whole batch of different flavors!