I actually wasn’t going to do a post on this fudge. It was just too easy. I though that in order for fudge to be good you had to sit over a pot with a candy thermometer. But I was oh so wrong.
Not only is this fudge unbelievably easy, it only takes four ingredients and a microwave. I think my two year old could make it.
This recipe comes from a cookbook I was given called The Complete Photo Guide to Candy Making: All You Need to Know to Make All Types of Candy – The Essential Reference for Beginners to Skilled Candy Makers – Step-by-Step Techniques, Tested Recipes, and Valuable Tips – Brittles, Fudges, Caramels, Truffles Mints, Marshmallows & More. Phew!
I thought it would be a good cookbook for gift ideas and it is (if you don’t have sugar issues, I suppose!) I thought I’d start off basic with the easy fudge, move on to the marshmallow fudge, and then the regular fudge. The caramel section is also pretty intriguing. There’s also a section on Dipping Treats, Barks & Clusters, Toffees, Brittles & Hard Candy, Candy Centers, Truffles & Ganache Centers, Marshmallow, Divinities & Mints and Miscellaneous Candies. Everything has very clear step by step instructions with tons of tips. I think most of us find candy making pretty scary (thermometers! boiling sugar!) but I feel like I could take it all on with this book. Look out husband…
For the marshmallow fudge, you have to buy marshmallow cream which I did this morning at Target. Now, for any American readers maybe marshmallow cream is something that’s quite common but I can tell you that I’ve never bought it before and was a bit shocked when the back of the container showed a… marshmallow cream sandwich?? Two pieces of white bread with marshmallow cream in the middle…. umm, yuck? Is this a dessert or is this something you’d send in your kids school lunch? The cashier at Target didn’t quite know what to make of this item and I think she saw the marshmallow sandwich illustration on the back. I felt like a bit silly and insisted that even though I was nine months pregnant I would not be making any sandwiches out of the weirdo marshmallow stuff.
Anyways, I digress. The fudge recipe kindly reprinted from the above cookbook is below. Please note that I have put the recipe into my own words. For photos, step by step instructions, tips and tricks I suggest you purchase the book The Complete Photo Guide to Candy Making: All You Need to Know to Make All Types of Candy – The Essential Reference for Beginners to Skilled Candy Makers – Step-by-Step Techniques, Tested Recipes, and Valuable Tips – Brittles, Fudges, Caramels, Truffles Mints, Marshmallows & More. Again – phew!
I think this is a good recipe to make with the kids no? No raw eggs to eat (my kid is obsessed with eating batter) and easy!
Recipe has been re-written in my own words but has been excerpted with permission from Creative Publishing International.
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