EASY Fudge

January 8, 2007 by  
Filed under Family Activities, Recipes

I saw this idea/recipe on Wondertime’s website and I figured it would be something new and yummy to try with the boys. What really got me was that I could throw everything in a ziplock bag and hand it over to them to mush together. They did a little but quickly got bored and I needed to finish squeeze mixing for them. After most of the sugar was mixed in I added 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts. Instead of spreading the fudge in a pan to set I squeezed it out into little cupcake wrappers (skips the cutting step and less cleanup). It worked well but it doesn’t look pretty so I will put it in a pan if we do it again. Oh and I didn’t have unsweetened chocolate so we used some bittersweet giardelli chips I had instead and it came out delicious!

Recipe
Makes about 1 pound

2 cups confectioners sugar
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Holiday sprinkles for decorating (optional)

Thoroughly beat all ingredients except sprinkles together in a bowl, or thoroughly mash everything up in a gallon-size ziplock bag. When ingredients are smooth and completely mixed, either spoon fudge out or cut a hole in the bottom of the ziplock bag and squeeze it into a greased 8-by-8-inch square foil pan and pat out evenly. Decorate with sprinkles if you want, pressing them into the surface of the fudge. The fudge will be ready to cut into squares and eat in 2 hours. It shouldn’t be frozen, but will keep at room temperature for a week (I kept mine in the fridge or else it was too soft).