Tuesday, December 20, 2011
http://www.apinchofjoy.com/2011/11/best-easy-gift-fudge/ . It is cooked in the microwave and is delicious! I used 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips and 1 cup of milk chocolate chips. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla after heating it through. You don't want to add the vanilla before cooking or it will dissipate.
For the peppermint fudge I took a bag of red candy melts (You can buy them at the craft stores) and added a couple of drops of peppermint, melted them in the microwave, and poured it over the top of the fudge. I then sprinkled broken bits of candy cane on top. Just remember that the candy melts dry hard which is why the pieces look funky.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/peanut-butter-fudge-recipe/index.html Alton Brown had another winner! Be sure to watch the video too, he has some good hints. It is also cooked in the microwave. These would be good rolled in balls and dipped in chocolate. My fudge was not thick like he said. I had to measure the powdered sugar and used two cups which should be one pound. I cut it a couple of hours later and it was still very soft, I thought I had messed it up, but today it is perfect!
I once made a hamburger cake and used candy melts to make the french fries. Next time I'll use peanut butter fudge because it is the right color and easy to manipulate.
Have a Merry Christmas Ya'll!
Aren't you thankful God sent his only Son as a newborn babe to die on the cross for us? The best Christmas gift ever!