Slacker Fudge with almonds made for our church's Coffee House night
where there are endless yummy desserts and hot drinks (for free)
and great music performed by church members
For those of you who still haven't made your special someone a Valentine treat, this fudge is for you! I had always been intimidated by complicated fudge recipes until I found this gem online! It is very versatile and INCREDIBLY fast!
What you need:
1 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips (I go with Guittard, Ghiradelli, or Tollhouse)
1 container of chocolate frosting (chocolate fudge flavor works well--go with Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines as they tend to be tastier than generic brand)
Any nuts, PB chips, marshmallows, etc.
that you may wish to add in.
Line an 8x8 pan with foil and lightly butter the foil. Put a large saucepan full of water on the stove and put a smaller saucepan inside the large one. Put the chocolate chips in the small sauce pan and stir as they melt. When they are fully melted, remove from heat and dump the container of frosting into the sauce pan and stir well.
Add in any marshmallows, nuts, etc. that you desire and spread the chocolatey mixture out in the greased, lined pan. Put in the fridge and pull out a few hours (or a day) later and cut into squares. Enjoy!!!
*Notes: Don't add marshmallows when the chocolate mixture is super hot and still on the stove. Also, don't add too many. I made this mistake once and ended up with fudgy syrup instead of solid fudge. So, let it cool slightly and perhaps add the marshmallows by poking them into the fudge that has just been spread in the pan.
*Try milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips depending on what your family likes best
*Try mint or peanut butter chips either as the fudge base or as garnishes on top of the fudge
*Try making 2 or 3 layered fudge by doing a layer, letting it sit in the fridge for a day, and then adding another layer of another flavor
*Drizzle caramel sauce and nuts on top of the fudge
*Drizzle white chocolate over the fudge
*Spread the fudge on a bigger pan and use mini cookie cutters to cut shapes from it