Friday, November 07, 2014

the simple five: candy bowl fudge

This uses up quite a bit of candy, which is ideal for any Halloween left overs (if you have any!).  This is not for the faint of heart or for those watching their calorie intake. It is very sweet. Although this will not lower your sugar intake, you can slow down the rapid consumption (by freezing this for later), and find less mini-wrappers tucked in secret places in your furniture...

Candy Bowl Fudge
(makes about 8-12 servings).
{fudge pictured on the left has Mr. Big bars for the bottom layer,
fudge pictured on the right has Crispy Crunch bars for the bottom layer.}


Bottom layer
  • Approximately 32 mini chocolates (those with a cookie or peanut centre work well...Crispy Crunch, Mr. Big, KitKat).

  • 2 cups plain chocolate (about 26 mini bars...I used Caramilk & Aero bar)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  •  ½ cup chopped walnuts (or substitute with chopped bars with nuts...I used 6 mini snickers bars, chopped).  You can also use chopped Smarties or any candy coated chocolates.
  • Line a 8x8 pan with parchment paper, leaving about a 1" overhang from the edges of the pan.
  • Take bars and line the bottom of the pan. (You can make them all uniform or vary the kind you use.  Half of my pan was was lined with Crispy Crunch, the other half, Mr. Big. (KitKat would work lovely too...unfortunately those were all eaten by the time I made this!).
  • Chop plain chocolate (Caramilk/Aero) and place in microwave safe bowl with condensed milk.
  • Microwave on hight stirring twice until chocolate is soft, 2 minutes.  Remove and stir well.
  • Stir in vanilla and chopped walnuts (bars with nuts).
  • While hot, pour over the lined pan of chocolate.  
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Using the parchment paper, lift the whole fudge out of the pan and cut into 1" squares.
  • Fudge stored at room temperature in an airtight container will last up to 10 days. Fudge stored in the refrigerator can last 2 to 3 weeks. (or 3 months in the freezer in an airtight container).
Go to the dentist.

No comments:

Post a Comment

What the beautiful people are saying...