Swoon! Spoon Fudge
My granddaughter, Princess, showed me a picture in a the Magazine “Disney Family Fun” and declared,
“Grandma this looks yummy! Can we make these?”
Well, they look easy enough. Read the recipe. Yeah, that’s do-able. I say,
“Maybe we can. I’ll see if I have the stuff to make it.”
After re-reading the recipe I thought, “This is boring.” I have a better idea. FUDGE dipped in dipping chocolate! Now that’s a spoonful I can get on board with, so the process of my brain deciding how these spoonfuls of deliciousness would come about began.
Since making fudge in the microwave for Christmas treats, I knew this would be a microwave cooked recipe. I wanted the fudge to be a soft (not sticky) consistency, not semi-solid like pan fudge. I watched a TV cooking show where they made truffles and thought I could adapt the microwave fantasy fudge recipe I’d found at RecipeGirl.com. I researched what causes a regular fudge recipe to fail and become too soft and I found two things. 1. Not cooked long enough and 2. Too much liquid. On Valentines Day, I finally pulled the ingredients out of the pantry while Princess and Warrior Girl were napping and got busy. It’s a minor adjustment, but super easy. I made mine with white chocolate and vanilla almond bark. This is an easy cook recipe, but takes some time to complete due to two cooling times.
Swoon! Spoon Fudge
- 3/4 cup salted butter
- 2 and 3/4 cups granulated white sugar
- 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 12 oz. bag chips (You decide – milk, semi-sweet or dark or white chocolate, butterscotch, cinnamon, cherry – you get the picture)
- 1 Jar Marshmallow Creme (7 oz)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
For the dipping and sprinkling process:
- 1 package Almond bark in your choice of flavor – Vanilla or Chocolate to dip the spoons in.
- A plethora of sprinkles, candy, nuts and chips. You can’t make a mistake here unless you decide to sprinkle beef jerky over the top and that would just be wrong. 😉
- MANY plastic spoons. Have fun with this and pick some colors if you can find them.
- In a large glass bowl, melt the butter in the microwave.
- Add the sugar and milk. Stir well.
- Microwave on high for TWO minutes, then stir. (Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl down each time your stir)
- Microwave on high TWO more minutes and stir and scrape.
- Microwave on high for TWO more minutes, stir and scrape.
- Microwave ONE to ONE AND A HALF minutes on high. (watch this time. It’s the last cycle and mine boiled over)
- Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir in the chips. This takes a bit of muscle so work it good until the mixture is smooth.
- Add the marshmallow creme and vanilla extract. Mix well until there are no white streaks.
Pop the bowl in the refrigerator and be patient, it has to cool for the next step. Leave the bowl UNCOVERED. Don’t want no bowl sweat drippin’ on your chocolate!
When cooled completely, remove from the fridge and scoop out a heaping spoonful of fudge, flip it over and form in the palm of your hand to round the top. Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Repeat until you have used up the fudge or run out of spoons. Place spoons in the fridge (or garage in my case since it’s winter and I don’t lose so much space fridge). You want the fudge to be cold for the next step.
When the spoons are thoroughly chilled aka/cold, you’re ready to start dipping. Melt the almond bark in a coffee mug in the microwave. Do this in 30 second cycles and check /stir each time until the bark is completely melted and smooth. You want enough in the mug to completely submerge the spoons. I started with three cubes and added two more as it melted down.
Dip each spoon, shaking off excess, then sprinkle with your choice of toppings. Reuse your cookie sheets and wax paper and line the spoons up to cool and dry completely.
You can finish these off as fun treats by wrapping in cellophane, and tying ribbon or other embellishments. Bag them up and store in the refrigerator.
I saved the dipping and sprinkling part to do with the girls and they had a blast picking out which topping they wanted to sprinkle on each spoon. I had to fight for nuts because Princess declared she “don’t like nuts” to which Warrior Girls stated (pointing to herself) “Me yike nu’s!” It was two to one. I put chopped pecans on some of the ones I sprinkled, and they were delicious!
Mama Kat’s Writers Workshop had the prompt choice 3.) Share a favorite dessert recipe. So I submitted this pretty new recipe of mine to share. Fun and easy. Great recipe to do with kids.