As a kid, I loved Fudgsicles. It has been years since the last time I enjoyed a fudge bar. I finally caved in and was about to pick up a box at the market. I was a bit overwhelmed by the selection of chocolate fudge bars in the freezer section. Did I want the low-fat version? How about the 100-calorie fudge bars? Maybe the dairy-free ones?
I’ve never been one to count calories and whenever I see “low-fat” I usually think bland, artificial, or processed. Upon checking the box’s ingredient label, I was bummed to see more than 10 ingredients in a simple chocolate fudge bar. So I went back home and made my own version. I must warn you- my frozen fudge bars are far from low fat. However, unlike the boxed version sold at the market, my bars use simple ingredients. There is no high-fructose corn syrup, palm oil or hard to pronounce preservatives. My ingredients list includes: cream, milk, chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar, a pinch of salt, and cornstarch (and the optional instant espresso powder to intensify the bar’s chocolate flavors).