Sunday, February 5, 2012

Two Ingredient Fudge!

Hi, my name is Jennifer and I'm addicted to Pinterest. I can literally spend hours at a time looking at all the cool DIY projects, crafts, and recipes. One of the recipes I stumbled upon, I just had to try. The Pinterest post I found led me to Cookies & Cups, a fun blog filled with awesome recipes. The fudge recipe looked simple and I had the ingredients on hand, and I thought it would be great to do with the kids.

So, I grabbed a can of chocolate fudge frosting and a bag of chocolate chunks. My youngest son has a bunch of food allergies, but both of these items are safe for him. I have a habit of calling all food items that are free of his allergens "Henry Friendly." His name is Henry if you hadn't gathered. ;)

I melted the chocolate chunks in the microwave and stirred in the frosting. Then, plopped it into my sprayed pan and attempted to spread.

Hmm. This didn't seem quite right. I expected a more spreadable consistency. Instead, it seemed to be this blob that I had to push into place.

I imagine this might have had something to do with the fact that I had my kids help. Yes, it is a very easy recipe, but... they are not the fastest mixers. I think that in the time it took them to mix it up adequately (which never actually happened as I had to take over) the mixture began to harden.

Even so, I managed to manipulate it enough in the pan (squish, squish) that it reached all edges and seemed fairly even. I felt like I had wasted a fair amount because it would stick to my spatula and there was no way for me to get it all off. But no matter. I was going for taste, not looks. And the kids were proud of it.

So, we stuck it in the fridge and 30 minutes later we had this:

Not too bad.  Cutting was easy enough.  Trying to get it out of the pan, not so easy.  I had several break on me, and it had a tendency to stick to the bottom of the pan even though I had sprayed it.  But, the kids thought it was great which was the important part.

I decided to try again.  This time, it was not Henry Friendly.  It was Me Friendly.

Instead of spraying the pan, I lined it with parchment paper.

Melted the chips in a bowl and stirred in the frosting, just like before but sans kids.  I tried to be very quick about the mixing, but I still felt like it wasn't a good spreadable consistency.  So, I popped the bowl in the microwave for 15 seconds.

Much better.

I threw in about 8 crushed Oreo cookies, which turned this into a three ingredient fudge.

This time, the mixture was poured into the pan, and spreading it around was much easier.  I'm using a 9x13 inch pan, and I was worried that it might be too thin but it ended up being just the right size for nibbling.  I might try the 8x8 or 9x9 next time and cut into smaller squares, but this was great for using cookie cutters.

Also, the parchment paper was excellent.  I just lifted it out of the pan and the fudge slid right off onto my cutting board.

Here's the final product:

So there you have it.  Two (or three) ingredient fudge. I'll be trying orange/vanilla and peanut butter/marshmallow varieties at some point.  Fun, creative, easy and very yummy - what could be better?

Two Ingredient Fudge

Make fudge using just two (or three) simple ingredients. Get creative with flavors!

Print Recipe

  •   1 - 12 oz bag of chocolate or white chocolate chips
  •   1 - 16 oz can of frosting
  • Optional: Crushed Oreos, sprinkles, candies, anything you think would be great in your flavor mix

  1. Prepare 9x9 pan for thicker fudge or 9x13 for thinner. Spray lightly with non-stick oil or line with parchment paper for easier removal and clean up.
  2. Melt chocolate / white chocolate chips in microwave according to package directions, or in double boiler.
  3. Stir frosting into melted chocolate quickly. Microwave for about 15 seconds if needed for smoother consistency. This is when you'll mix in additional ingredients if desired.
  4. Pour and spread into prepared pan. Allow to set in fridge for about 30 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. I saw the original recipe on the other website, too and thought with all the sticking, parchment paper would be a good idea for the pans. Glad to see it worked!