Wednesday, February 15, 2012

50% OFF Fudge

We've all been guilty of buying half-priced candy the day after Halloween.  Sometimes I even have good intentions.  You know of doing something productive with it instead of hoarding the entire bag of pumpkin shaped Reese's Cups with my Diet Coke.  I've read where people buy it, freeze it, bake with it.  It usually doesn't last that long around here. I picked up a couple of bags of Hershey's Kisses on sale.  After all, it is the day after Valentine's Day.  I knew I could use them with my Millionaires recipe if nothing else.  But then I thought about making fudge.  Just a quick fudge.  You know?  The kind you have for breakfast with a Diet Coke.  I decided to name it 50% Off Fudge, in honor of the half-priced red and pink foil wrapped candy it's made from.
Only 3 ingredients...That's my kinda fudge making!
Melt chocolate in a double boiler over low heat.
When melted remove from heat,
but keep in double boiler over warm water until needed.
Bring cream to a boil and let boil for 2 minutes. 
Cool to 130 degrees F.
Combine cream and chocolate in a mixer. 
Beat for 3 minutes on high speed.
Add flavoring and beat an additional
2 minutes or until mixture is smooth and shiny.
Place in a waxed paper lined 9-inch
dish and refrigerate until firm.
Cut into squares and enjoy!

50% OFF Fudge

1 pound milk chocolate, I used 2 (8.5 ounce) packages Hershey's Kisses
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla (or other flavoring such as peppermint extract, orange extract, walnut extract, etc...)

Place chocolate over low heat in a double boiler.  Stir occasionally until melted.  When chocolate is melted, remove from heat.  Leave chocolate in double boiler over warm water until ready cream is ready.  In a sauce pan, bring cream to a boil and let boil for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and cool to 130 degrees F.  Combine chocolate and cream in a bowl and mix at high speed for 3 minutes.  Add flavoring and mix again for 2 minutes.  Mix until mixture is shiny and smooth.  Pour into a waxed paper lined 9-inch square dish and refrigerate until firm.  Cut into squares.

Prep Time:  Approximately 20 minutes     Cook Time:  0

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