Cookies n Cream Fudge – The Christmas Version

So while I am on my Oreo cookie kick, let’s talk about fudge.  I had some leftover Winter Oreos from when I made the Oreo and Pretzel M&M Bars.  And because Christmas is the season of making lots of fudge, I made Cookies n Cream fudge.  This recipe is extremely simple and can be found right on the Eagle Brand website.

close upThe red cream in the Oreos created the swirl in the fudge.  Gives the idea that it is peppermint but it is just really festive!  If you want to make it peppermint and can’t find the Candy Cane Oreos (which I have yet to do!), you could always put a small dash of peppermint extract in or some crushed up candy canes.

The recipe calls for white chocolate baking squares.  I find them to be way too expensive so I used white chocolate chips instead.  Also, I didn’t use as many Oreos as what the recipe calls for.  It’s really because I didn’t have enough but I don’t think I needed that amount.

Recipe:

  • 18 ounces of  white chocolate chips
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • About 12-15 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
  1. Prepare an 8X8 square pan by lining it with foil – leave a little extra over the sides to create “handles.”  Spray with non-stick baking spray.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and salt together until smooth.  (Add optional peppermint extract or candy canes here.)
  3. Remove the pan from heat and fold in the cookies.
  4. Pour into the pan and spread it evenly.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  6. Once the fudge is firm, remove it from the pan by lifting the foil.
  7. Cut into small squares and enjoy!

on penguinI clearly did not use a plate big enough for the fudge.  🙂

This is another quick and easy dessert you can bring to a party with a large crowd!   I brought it to my aunt’s Christmas party which is one of my favorite Christmas traditions!

 

Vanilla Bean Fudge

Gone are the days of pumpkin and apple.  Bring on all things gingerbread, cinnamon and sugar, peppermint…and fudge.  Fudge is one of the easiest things to make.  It is a great dessert to bring to a party or give it to someone as a gift.  So I decided to make Vanilla Bean Fudge by Shugary Sweets to kick off my holiday baking!  Well actually, I tried to make gingerbread fudge to kick off my holiday baking.  But I was not crazy about how it came out so I won’t get into it.

This past summer, I bought a bunch of vanilla beans to make homemade vanilla extract.  I haven’t used them since then so that was another reason I wanted to make this fudge.

IMG_5133From start to finish, this recipe takes about 10 minutes to make (not including chill time).  And you do need to act quick.  The fudge had already started to harden as I was pouring it in the pan.  And of course because it is Christmas, I added red and green sprinkles on the top.  I used a spatula to tap them down into the fudge since it began to harden.

IMG_5137You can see why fudge is the perfect dessert for a party or a gift.  You get quite amount from an 8×8 pan.

IMG_5138Although you get the flavor of the vanilla bean, you can taste the white chocolate that is in there, which I love!  Click here for the recipe and if you are looking for something different, check out a round up of fudge recipes from Chef in Training!