I cannot believe it's almost the end of November. Time to start thinking about what to make for Christmas baking.
Sue here, I thought I would take over from Jo to share at least one of my Christmas recipes.
This fudge is so easy you won't even believe it.
I've made a million different versions and they all taste rich and creamy - just like fudge that you have to boil and stir and blah-blah-blah to make. I didn't invent this recipe but I have been using it for so many years that I have no idea where I originally got it from.
It only requires 2 ingredients plus add ins.
Be prepared to have your mind blown.
Super Easy Fudge
1 (450gr) can of prepared frosting
1 (300 gr) bag of chocolate chips
about 2 cups of add ins
Line an 8 X 8 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. (I usually spray the foil and then lightly pat it off with a paper towel so the fudge isn't greasy)
Stir together frosting and chips in a saucepan over medium-low heat until well combined. Remove from heat and stir in your add ins.
Spread evenly in prepared pan and chill until set.
Remove the fudge from the pan using the tinfoil and cut into 1 inch cubes.
The photos above are of my Pistachio, Cranberry, White Chocolate Fudge. I used 1 can of white frosting, 1 bag of white chocolate chips, approx 1 cup of dried cranberries (chopped), approx 1 cup of pistachios (chopped).
The next photos below are of my Snickers Milk Chocolate Fudge.
I use 1 can of chocolate frosting, 1 bag of milk chocolate chips, and 4 Snickers bars (cut up small).
I stir 3 chopped Snickers into the fudge and then sprinkle the remaining chopped Snickers on top of the fudge and lightly press it down.
As you can see, the possibilities are endless.
There are a million different flavors of chips to use: butterscotch, cinnamon, peanut butter, dark chocolate, mint chocolate, etc...
There are also a few frostings to choose from: chocolate, vanilla, cream cheese, dark chocolate, and - apparently although they are not available in Lillooet - cherry, lemon, coconut pecan, rainbow chip, etc...
As for add ins...well...don't even get me started: coconut, dried fruit, nuts, peanut butter cups, any chopped chocolate bar, Oreos, marshmallows, caramels, etc...
Aaaaaah! Endless possibilities for deliciousness!
This is very rich and a small piece goes a long way. You will never be able to convince me that this isn't just as good as hard-to make fudge.
Yes, boiled fudge it is hard to make!
Everyone keeps telling me how "easy" it is...but, you know what? If it involves using a candy thermometer...then it's hard. Candy thermometers hate me.
I'm not even lying.
Anyway....this is an excellent Christmas baking recipe to add to your list! The Pistachio, Cranberry, White Chocolate Fudge is especially festive.