Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Cookie Exchange. When Carol put out feelers to see who would like to participate in this exchange I raised my hand. Only one problem I really don't bake.
So as long as she was OK with my cookie actually being a piece of fudge we were good.
Several years ago (10 -15) someone at work gave me this wonderful recipe. It is perfect for people like me who want to participate but baking isn't our thing.
This is pretty much it. You dump a can of icing (16 oz) and a bag of chips ( 12 oz ) in a pan and stir until melted together.
This pan is chocolate icing and peanut butter chips. That's all.
Totally melt the chips and turn into a cake pan lined with parchment paper.
Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Throw out the packaging and wash the knife.
I made 3 pans for this exchange.
1) chocolate and peanut butter chips
2) chocolate and chocolate chips with almond slivers tossed in after melting and before putting in the cake pan
3) chocolate and chocolate chips with raspberry jelly tossed in after melting and before putting in the cake pan
After sitting in the fridge for 2 hours you take it out of the pan and cut into small, bite size pieces. This is a very sweet mouthful. I cut my pieces into 1 inch squares.
This is where being a quilter comes in handy.
I scrubbed down my slotted ruler and used a pizza cutter instead of a rotary cutter to cut my pieces.
pretty neat huh, squares and diamonds
The first 2 pans were picture perfect and then there was the pan with the raspberry jelly
The recipe sheet suggested adding things like raspberry jelly, marshmallow, nuts, coconut etc.
I had never tried the jelly before, the recipe didn't include measurements on the add ins. I apparently got carried away with the jelly. The fudge never hardened up. The sad part is that the raspberry is the tastiest of the 3.
Because I was taking some of the fudge to friends for part of the Thanksgiving dessert, I placed the pieces in tiny cupcake papers. The blobs in the middle are the raspberry, we used spoons to eat them.
I also took some of the pieces of fudge and boxed them for take home after holiday dinner and some went in a tin to be mailed to friends across the state.
Thanks for stopping by and please follow along and visit the other members of the exchange listed below. Thanks to Carol at Just Let Me Quilt who coordinated this wonderful event.
Selina at Selina Quilts (you are here)
Happy Holidays and thanks for stopping by.