Easy Cake Batter Fudge

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  Oh, this fudge.  I have to admit, when I first made it, I was thinking the whole time that while I knew it was going to be addicitively scrumptious (because, FUDGE), it also fell into the category of other, well, down-market items I have been known to serve my innocent family.  Frito Chili Pie, for example.  But hey, we can't do fine dining all the time, right?  And, it's cake batter fudge!  But as it turns out, later in the day I got some indisputable proof that my humble cake batter fudge was a little bit more upscale than I had been giving it credit for. Read More & Get the Recipe

Sneaky Fudge

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It's the last day of the year!  Tomorrow we are off to the races with our New Year's resolutions.  All our low-fat, more exercise, less bacon resolutions. (Sniffle). New year, new you, new me and all the jazz, and you know what that means.  It means we have exactly 24 hours left to eat chocolate.  And by chocolate, I mean fudge.  And by fudge, I mean this particular version of fudge, that includes not only a generous amount of dark chocolate, but a few sneaky ingredients that will have you wondering why you spent all that time eating well-behaved fudge. Read More & Get the Recipe

Candy Corn Fudge

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I am irresponsible enough when it comes to ordinary fudge, and by irresponsible I mean that whenever it is in the house, I sidle on by and shave off slivers of it (it's just a sliver!  how bad could that be?!) until there is no fudge left. I take pretty much the same general approach with candy corn.  (Just one!  Just three!  Just...ten!) And so when I fell for this recipe I immediately packed up the entire thing and sent it down to the teenager so she could share it with her millions of college buddies. Well, almost the entire thing.  Pretty close to the entire thing.  Very close.  I know you believe me. Anyway....this is fudge that is pretty much the standard fudge recipe you know and love.  Marshmallow creme, evaporated milk, sugar, semi-sweet chocolate...but with candy corn.   It's a quick and easy recipe...honestly, the hardest part of the whole thing is getting the dang marshmallow creme (or fluff, as we like to call it) out of the jar.  That stuff hangs on for dear Read More & Get the Recipe

Peppermint Fudge

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So, the holidays are over.  The shopping is over, the  presents are unwrapped, the cards have arrived, and you can sort of, maybe get a parking spot at the mall that isn't 5 miles from the door.  Does this mean our making of chocolate treats is over for another 11 months? HECK no!   I know, I know - new year, new you, and by all means get on the treadmill - I could certainly stand a little of that.  But you still need to keep your energy up, and you only go around once, and...and...okay, the only other excuse I have is basically the name of this post, which is Peppermint Fudge.  Peppermint. Fudge.  This is one of those things that I truly did mean to post before the holidays were done, but between the chocolate pretzel bites and the mixed nut brittle and the eggnog cookies, well, you know how it goes.  One moment it is November and then you turn around and somehow it is January. So with a teeny apology for sabotaging some very well-behaved New Years resolutions, here's Read More & Get the Recipe

More Holiday Kitchen Gifts

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So, if you've been following this blog this week, you know that I have been up to my ears in sugar and spice and lots of things VERY nice as I have been trying out all kinds of treats that are perfect for wrapping up and giving to near and dear ones for the holidays. And while I do love all these new recipes, it reminds me that I have some old favorites that are pretty delectable as well.  So just as a reminder, here are a few treats from Christmas Past, starting with one that is absolutely guaranteed to be a huge hit, and that is Cookie Truffles! Super-easy to make, and you can make them in either Chocolate Nutter-Butter variety (pictured above) or the equally wonderful White Chocolate Oreo version. Here's the link:  Cookie Truffles Now, for all you fudge fans out there, here's the perfect marriage of fudge and the holidays... ...and that is Eggnog Fudge, with a little nutmeg sprinkled on top. And if you give it to your true love on a pretty holiday plate, you Read More & Get the Recipe

Eggnog Fudge

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I haven't yet gotten around to making the eggnog french toast I have been dreaming about, but I did want to get you this eggnog fudge before the holidays had come and gone, and here it, just in the Saint Nick of time. This comes to us from Recipe Girl, who by the way has some pretty fabulous looking Christmas cookies on her site right now. This is a quick and easy fudge that is made mainly out of white chocolate (I used Ghiradelli), marshmallow creme fluff and, of course, eggnog. Those brown flecks are fresh ground nutmeg, which always makes things smell like everything is right with the world. It comes together in a snap, and if you chill it in the fridge it will be ready super-fast. By the way, I wanted to point out that plate the fudge is sitting on. That is one of my Twelve Days of Christmas plates, and I LOVE them. They are a Christmas Dessert Tradition in my house.I don't think they make this particular variety anymore, but I did spot some that were very merry here.    In Read More & Get the Recipe