Monday, December 3, 2012

Easy Chocolate Fudge With Pretzels (Martha Stewart)

Jane Austen moment in Persuasion
Chapter 13

There was a little awkwardness at first in their discourse on another subject.  They must speak
of the accident at Lyme. Lady Russell had not been arrived five minutes the day before,
when a full account of the whole had burst on her; but still it must be talked of, she must
make enquiries, she must regret the imprudence, lament the result, and Captain Wentworth's
name must be mentioned by both. Anne was conscious of not doing it so well well as Lady Russel She could not speak the name, and look straight forward to Lady Russell's eye, till she
had adopted the expedient of telling her briefly what she thought of the attachment between
him and Louisa. When this was told, his name distressed her no longer

Lady Russell had only to listen composedly, and wish them happy, but internally her heart revelled  in angry pleasure, in pleased contempt that the man who at twenty-three had seemed
to understand somewhat of the value of an Anne Elliot, should, eight years afterwards, be charmed by a Louisa Musgrove.

Easy Chocolate Fudge  With Pretzels
Adapted from Martha Stewart


30g  unsalted butter cut into small pieces + some for greasing pan
450g  semisweet chocolate chips or bars
1 can or 390g  sweetened condensed milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp fine salt
2  cups roughly chopped pretzels + about 20g  round shapes  pretzels for topping


1)      Greased mini heart shape mould  or a 20cm square baking pan with a little butter .
2)      Combine chocolate, butter, condensed milk, salt & vanilla in a bowl set over a double boiler / bain marie.  Stir till chocolate  just melt & WARM & without heating it , about 8 to 10 mins. 

3)      Remove from heat & stir in chopped pretzels.  Pour & spread the chocolate mixture to mould or baking pan . Smooth the top before press the rest of the pretzels on the top. Refrigerate till set for 2 hours ( or overnight, wrapped )  Remove from mould or pan ( cut into squares )


  1. Kit, I think this is really pretty! I love heart shaped stuff too, I used to make heart shaped rice and eggs for my Hubby. :P

    1. Thank you for your kind words. Wow! Heart shape, rice & eggs! So SWEET! I've yet to try that & you've just gave some ideas! O.kay I'll do that to my hubby too! :p

  2. Kit, what a lovely chocolate snack. I have never thought of baking with pretzels, that is such a great idea.

    1. Thanks Mich for your lovely words. Ya, me too, never thought of combining chocolate & pretzel . I've learned something new from Martha again! She always has fantastic ideas! =)

  3. Hi, I have just discovered your blog courtesy of the 'Cook Like A Star' blog hop and I just wanted to say what a beautiful and enchanting site you have! I love your Jane Austen obsession too; as an English Literature teacher it is always wonderful to read a little Jane Austen. It's never a bad time.

    I notice you're in France - my favourite country, so les salutations de l'Angleterre et j'aime beaucoup votre pretzels et chocolat. Une très bonne idée!

  4. Hi Kit,

    We are like that too at our home... It is always hard to please everyone especially if we have a fussy big boss at home. LOL! For this event, I'm crazy bookmarking lots of MS recipes as if I have baked these recipes for the next 6 months... LOL!

    I don't think my family will be fussy at all with these pretzel chocolate fudge that you made. They look so yummy :D


  5. You always have the coolest molds. Plus you can never go wrong with fudge...yum!

  6. hi kit, they look rather cute and very neat too! i have also bookmarked quite a number of MS recipes , not sure if i can really make it all as i'm already in holiday mood now! LOL! hey, your serving tray also looks like pretzel!

  7. Kit, these are so lovely and cute!

  8. What a creative fudge recipe! Love the heart shape. So pretty.

  9. Kit , I've bookmarked several recipes as well ! :D Er I've already started making some of her recipes last month lol Anyway , these chocolate fudge look really yummy ! Love your heart-shape version , they are pretty !

  10. Love the heart shaped chocolate fudge...Looks gr8...

  11. I like chocolate in any form and it's so clever of you to decorate the heartshape with the family sure is lucky to have you!

  12. Hi Kit,
    Your choc fudge with the pretzels looks so pretty and chocolaty delicious! It is so original and creative of you to add the pretzels! Your hubby does not like pretzels? Haha, next time hide them in the fudge, shhh.. don't tell him! If that fails, never mind, send your fudge over, I have no problem finishing it all up!
    Just came back from a short break, glad to know that your family love the tuna spaghetti, I'll be making it again soon as my nieces are coming over to stay for a couple of days and they love pasta!
    Have a great week!

  13. Kit, you are always so creative - I love how you made the fudge into shapes using the pan. So cute!

  14. Kit,
    That is a lovely heart shape and really cute!
    I love to have some :)

  15. Hi kit, your pretzels look sooo cute and yummlicious. You sure love heart shape in lots of your baking. :)
    You're very creative, love this pretzel with chocolate fudge. YUM YUM. Got coffee? LOL

    Have a lovely week ahead. Hugs to you.

  16. These sound great. I love chocolate pretzels!

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  18. It's so adorable seeing you made the fudge in the heart-shaped moulds, so pretty. I'm sure they're delicious as well!