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Friday, December 9, 2016

Dreamsicle Fudge

There are those candies that are for every day but then there are candies that are for the holidays. Fudge is one of those special holiday recipes I only make during the holidays. Don't worry though I don't just make one or two batches oh no I make several. One of the newer ones is Orange Dreamsicle Fudge. I found this one while sampling at the local craft fair. There was a  lady who was set up with many flavors of fudge. Yep, you got it there was an orange dreamsicle variety and I had to try it. 

3/4 Cup Butter (1 1/2 sticks)
3 cups sugar
1 5 oz can evaporated milk (2/3 cup)
1 12 oz package vanilla chips
1 7 oz jar Marshmallow Crème
1 ½ tea. orange flavoring (extract)
Orange food coloring

Butter a 13 X 9 or 9 X 9 pan. On MEDIUM HEAT, melt butter in heavy 3 quart sauce pan. Add sugar and milk, stir until combined. Cover pan to wash down sides of pan. Remove lid. Stir often with a plastic or wooden spoon to prevent burning. Heat to a Soft Ball Stage, 234 degrees at sea level. ** Decrease recommended temperature 2 degrees for every 1,000 feet above sea level, or use a cold water test. Remove from heat, gradually stir in chips until melted, add marshmallow crème and flavoring. Stir until combined. Pour half of the fudge into the butter pan. Add orange food coloring to the remaining fudge, stir to combine. Pour orange fudge over white fudge. With a knife swirl the two colors together. Let cool at room temperature. Cut into squares to serve.

Try another flavor using same recipe

 ** Strawberry and Cream, just use strawberry extract and red food coloring
 ** Chocolate Fudge, just use semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of vanilla chips. Use 1 tsp. vanilla extract instead of flavoring. Add 1 cup chopped nuts, if desired.
 ** Candy Cane Fudge – Add 1/3 Cup crushed "soft" candy cane, then use peppermint extract and red food coloring.


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