Sunday, November 4, 2012

Super Simple No Fail Fudge

Who doesn't love fudge? But it's a treat that can only be bought in a store, not reasonably made at home for the vast majority of people, right?

Wrong.

With this super easy recipe, anyone can make fudge at home; and more than that, you can make a huge array of kinds of fudge, from strawberry lemonade fudge for a summer picnic, to ultra decadent chocolate hazelnut fudge to give away at Christmas.







Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. hard chips - chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, vanilla chips, etc.  OR
  • 16 oz. nut butter - peanut butter, hazelnut butter (nutella is a bit thin, but the jif version should work beautifully), etc.
  • 16 oz. premade frosting

Yes, that's really it.  By choosing different flavors of the two ingredients, you can make almost any kind of fudge imaginable.  Chocolate chips with strawberry frosting.  Vanilla chips with a mix of strawberry and lemon frosting for that strawberry-lemonade fudge.  Peanut butter with chocolate icing for a Reese's fudge.  For the picture above, we chose cream cheese frosting with butterscotch chips; it was sinfully sweet and absolutely delightful.

Directions:

  1. Line a 9x9 pan with tin foil.
  2. IF you are using a nut butter, place both the nut butter and the frosting in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute, then stir together until smooth and even.
  3. OR, if you are using chips, place them in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds then stir, then microwave for successive 15 second bouts and stir, until completely melted, then add frosting and stir until smooth and even.  May require one more 15 second round in the microwave.
  4. Pour carefully into foil lined pan, and smooth with a spoon on top.
  5. Allow to set for at least 30 minutes, then turn out of pan and remove tin foil.  You can cut it at this point, but it will be slightly messy (as seen above).  If you refrigerate it for an hour or so first, it should cut much more cleanly.




 That's it!  I never would have believed it was so easy.

To give as sweet goodies for Christmas or other gift giving occasions, cut into roughly one inch squares, place each square in a holiday-appropriate Mini Muffin Liner, then arrange nicely in a tin or on a plate, such as these Easy Inexpensive Gift Plates to make yourself.

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1 comment:

Jay said...

This was really amazing, and so super easy that I could make it myself (I'm the sort who could burn a pot of water).