Monday, December 26, 2011

Oh Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge!!

Oh what a Christmas it has been!!!  Santa brought me a new camera so my blogging photos should be even better!  My husband made me a tie blanket, because I wanted one so bad.  He has a Philadelphia Eagles one I made him last year, he made me a ducky one!  I love little ducks. He calls me his little ducky.  Don't become ill, it's adorable and you know it!  I am told my BIG gift will be a couple of weeks late. Hmmm.....could it be the Kitchen Aid Pro?  We shall see!!  My husband is an incredibly thoughtful, and generous gift giver, I am gracious and spoiled.  At least I am gracious though right?  Instead of being spoiled and not gracious?  My stocking was bulging at the seams and we headed off for our traditional, "Christmas Chinese Dinner".  

My husband is a huge fudge lover, I don't care for it so much.  I have never successfully made it, or never had it turn out in a manner I would deem totally successful.  This one from an old newspaper article seemed fool proof and I had to try it.  I did add a few things of my own, and you could really change it up however you want for add ins.  I would try some, dried fruits, different nuts, peanut butter, crunched up pretzels,  liquors, use different chips as well if you like.

Fake Out Fudge
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 bag of milk chocolate chips
2 tsp vanilla extract  (used my homemade for the first time)
1/2 cup nutella
3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice

Use a square backing dish and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Line it with parchment paper that is longer than you need so that you can use the long sides to pull it up out of the baking dish like handles.  

In a sauce pan, melt choc chips into milk at a low temp, stirring constantly.  When COMPLETELY melted, take off of heat, stir in marshmallows, nutella and walnuts.  Turn into parchment lined baking dish and spread evenly.  Let sit for 2 hours, or in the refrigerator until set and hard.  Cut into small squares and serve!

Nobody ever has to know you cheated!  Be creative and use different extracts, with different chocolates and mix ins!!

Now, off to shop.  I mean, do you really think I am going to miss the after Christmas sales??!

Your "somethin' for nothin' at after Christmas sales" chefwannabe


  1. I'm glad you had a great Christmas. Your husband is thoughtful. I'm also a fan of fudge... love it.

  2. I've been dying to try this fudge recipe! And as long as you're gracious it's ok to be spoiled!