Today, we have Steph from A Geek in A Geek In Glasses. She's got a yummy treat to share: Rot your teeth Fudge! Check it out and go check out her blog too!
I'm very excited to be guest blogging for Jenna! I wish her all the best!! Can't wait to see the pictures! My name is Steph and I'm guest blogging from A Geek In Glasses. I'm sharing my recipe for
Rot Your Teeth Fudge
I am by no means a health nut - or fruit- or bar for that matter. The most exercise I get is chasing the dog who has just stolen the package of cookies. As much as I want to be a granola lovin' momma, I'm not. I love the sweets, the candy and cookies. I love this time of year, it starts with Halloween with all those goodies, then onto Thanksgiving with a gluttonous day of pies and breads. Then comes an entire month of celebration with Christmas cookies, cakes, pies and drinks. Party after party, taking us right into the New Year. - LOVE IT!
I want to share with you my Rot Your Teeth Chocolate Fudge. It's a way to bring all your candy shop favorites into one yummy bite.
First figure out which candies you want in your fudge. The base of my candy is Heath Bars. I love the toffee. I'm also adding chopped up Rolos, Kit Kat, Whoppers and 3 Musketeers with pretzels for a topping.
You need :
1 can of Condensed Milk (14 oz.)
1 Bag of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Cup of Candy for inside
1/2 Cup of Toppings
My first attempt at this was a disaster....
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I was melting the semi sweet chips in the condensed milk over low heat. While that was melting I was breaking up the candy bars. I had a whole bag of mini Heath Bars and was using a hammer to bust them up. It was taking forever and I was moving back and forth from the stove to the counter. Stirring and busting, stirring and busting. The mixture was ready for the candy and without any hesitation I dumped the busted candy bits in, stirred again and quickly dumped the fudge into the parchment lined pan. I was trying to scrap the bowl with the spatula and something was terribly wrong. I pulled out the spatula and the rubber scrapper part was gone, melted into the fudge!!! Are you kidding me? All I could say was, "OH FUUUDGE!" if you know what I mean. The whole batch of rubber infused candy, the spatula, pot and anything else in a two step radius was tossed into the rubbish in anger. SO, the moral of the story is: Even if the most complex thing ever made in the kitchen is a box of Mac-n-Cheese make sure you have good kitchen utensils, spatulas that don't melt and good bamboo spoons.
Now back to this tasty goodness.
After this tragedy I also recommend busting up any candy bars prior to placing anything on the heat. That way your full attention will be with the melting.
Start by gathering your candy. Chop or bust up enough for 1 Cup. Then chose topping, I used more toffee chips and pretzels.
This would be a good place for M&M's, so the color does not melt off in the heat. Measure 1/2 Cup of toppings. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper, making sure to have overhang.
Then dump the 1/2 Cup of toppings in the pan and cover the bottom.
In a pan melt the condensed milk and chocolate chips together on low heat.
Stir them gently until smooth.
Quickly add in the 1 Cup of candy bits and stir well, making sure the pieces are coated.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread it to the edges.
Refrigerate for an hour. When set, flip the pan over on to a cutting board. Remove parchment to reveal the wonderful candy topped fudge. Cut as desired and store.
Don't forget to brush your teeth after this one - it's a shoe in for causing cavities with all it's sugary goodness. Hope you enjoy the fudge!
Steph is blogging at A Geek In Glasses. She is a multi-talented wife and mother, living vintage on a tiny farm in Central Pa. Visit her and her family's adventures as retro pirate farmers - photographing and crafting while dancing an Irish Jig.