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How to make pink (and any other color of fudge candy) Super easy!
I've never been much of a candy maker. I can cook and five course meal and bake up a storm, but when it comes to making anything that has to be cooked to a certain temperature or else result in an epic fail... forget about it. For this reason, I have never been able to master the art of fudge making. I'm at a point in my pregnancy where I am REALLY craving sweets. One of my favorite treats is peanut butter fudge. Unfortunately, the only person's fudge that I really care for is my mothers, and even though she just lives a couple of miles down the road, I decided that since I am an adult, soon to be a mother myself, it may just be time to quit running to Mommy for everything. So... I set out to find a way to make fudge, and by-golly, did I ever succeed.
I found a recipe that would allow me to make candy corn fudge using just chocolate chips and cake icing as the two main ingredients, but that honestly didn't sound too great to me. So, I improvised to the point that there's really no set recipe that I'm following, but it's still really easy.
Take a standard size bag of chocolate chips; white chocolate, milk chocolate, PEANUT BUTTER chips. Mmmm..
Whatever flavor you want.
Make sure that it will complement the flavor of icing that you choose. All it takes is one standard size can of icing from your local grocery store. For my peanut butter fudge I used simple vanilla.
Basically all you do is melt the chocolate completely in the microwave (make sure you watch it so that it doesn't burn; nothing is quite as nasty as scorched chocolate...), then mix in the icing, put it in the refrigerator and let it set!
Here are some combinations that I have been able to come up with...
Strawberry Icing with white chocolate chips makes a lovely pink fudge (definitely easy on the eyes!) Thinking about making up some of this for my baby shower.
Milk chocolate chips with Coconut Pecan icing-- a little creation that I like to call Coconut Bliss. It actually tastes like a huge Mounds candy bar.
White chocolate chips, vanilla icing and crushed up Oreos. Tastes exactly like a Hershey's Cookies and Cream bar!
This recipe is easy to shop for, easy to make, and easy to improvise on. Take your imagination to the grocery store with you, and experiment. It's relatively cheap, and so far I've not had any bad recipes. Some are better than others. Also good news, I so far have not had any batches that didn't set up as they should, so if you're candy thermometer challenged like I am, no worries!