This simple, easy to make 3 Ingredient Red Hot Fudge is the perfect last minute sweet treat for Valentine's Day...
Just so you all know- I am not a fudge maker. That is exactly why is there has been only one other lonely fudge recipe posted to my blog in the almost 3 years that I have called myself a food blogger. Quite frankly, I suck at making fudge. Yes, I am here to tell you all that food bloggers cannot indeed cook and bake everything perfectly. We do possess food nemeses, and homemade fudge happens to be one of mine. I had given up on ever making homemade fudge again, leaving any fudge that I may receive and consume in the near future up to my sister and mother who have both seemed to pretty much master that culinary skill.
That is until now, my friends. I recently discovered a super simple trick to making quick, stress free, foolproof fudge. And forgive me if you are already aware of this one ingredient that has made all the difference for this fudge making challenged mama, but it is a tub of store bought frosting!
Okay, some may call it cheating a little, but I call it "homemade" fudge success at last! ;)
No candy thermometers required, no constant mixing needed. Just 3 simple ingredients, a couple of zaps in your microwave, and a few minutes of your time are needed to make this 3 Ingredient Red Hot Fudge making it the perfect last minute sweet treat for your favorite Valentine...
3 Ingredient Red Hot Fudge
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 2-3 hours of chilling time
Ingredients (12 servings)
- 1 (11oz) bag of good quality white chocolate chips
- 14oz tub of your favorite vanilla frosting
- 1/2 cup + 1-2 tbsp of red hot candies (cinnamon imperials)
Line an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper, leaving at least a 2 inch overhang over each side. Set aside.
Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and cook in microwave for 1 minute. Spoon the tub of vanilla frosting in with the semi melted chocolate chips. Do not mix. Microwave on high for another 30 seconds.
Stir until the frosting and melted white chocolate chips are well incorporated. Fold in the 1/2 cup of red hots candies. Press the fudge/red hots mixture evenly into the parchment lined pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1-2 tbsp of cinnamon candies over top. Using another small piece of parchment paper, press the candies into the top of the fudge and smooth out the top.
Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
When ready to cut, remove the pan from the fridge. Transfer the fudge to a cutting board using the parchment paper. Remove the paper and allow the fudge to sit at room temperature for at least 10-15 minutes before cutting. Cut into 12 even squares.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
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I have used this method of making fudge now three times, and the results have been perfect each and every time. I will suggest that you do not try to cut the fudge right after chilling it. Let it set out at room temperature for at least 15-20 minutes (even longer, if you can wait) before cutting into squares. If you try cutting the fudge immediately, you will end up with some crumbling and jagged edges. This fudge will stay perfectly creamy and delicious for up to a week when stored at room temperature in an airtight container.
Have you ever made fudge using the frosting method? What is your favorite flavor of fudge?
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