Creamy and smooth, and one of my personal favourites, I have not tasted cookies ‘n cream fudge in over a year. Imagine! I decided to make my own. But can you make fudge successfully when you can’t find one of the main ingredients?
Oh, I guess you can. I suppose that would be more of a cliff-hanger question if I didn’t follow up with the picture of the finished product. Oh fudge! (Hah!) This recipe comes from Nestlé’s Chocolate 3 Books In 1 which is on Amazon.com. Am really digging this book so far.
Good to know before you start:
The recipe calls for “marshmallow crème” and “Nestlé white morsels”, whatever that is. I couldn’t find it.
After unsuccessfully scoping both the baking aisle and the junk aisle at the store, I called my mother, who consulted her neighbour, and they determined marshmallow crème is marshmallow fluff, and I should find it with the pre-made chocolate sauces for ice cream. (Thanks Mom!)
I couldn’t find a 7 oz jar of fluff, but I did find a 7.5 oz jar, and I emptied the entire jar except for about two spoonfuls. Not sure how to measure ounces.
I used white chocolate baking squares instead of Nestlé morsels.
I used 12 double-stuffed Oreo cookies.
I did not use the jar of Oreo crumbs in the background.
Time required: 2 hrs
Yields: 48 pieces
Cost per piece: $1.60
Total cost if you have none of the ingredients: $30.00
Special kitchen implements I used:
- food processor
- baking pan 9″ x 9″
- 3 C granulated white sugar
- ¾ C butter (1 and a half sticks)
- ⅔ C evaporated milk
- 12 ounces white chocolate (12 squares)
- 7 oz marshmallow fluff
- ½ C finely pulsed Oreos (4 cookies)
- 1 TSP vanilla extract
- 1 C quartered Oreos, chop them loosely (8 cookies)
1. Line baking pan with foil, and set aside the following ingredients for later:
- pulse four Oreos into fine crumbs using a food processor (use the entire cookie plus filling, not just the wafer)
- chop eight Oreos into rough quarters using a sharp knife
- use sharp knife to quarter each square of white chocolate
Double-stuffed cookies are messy to chop, but the pieces are not supposed to look even, so that was fine. Interesting fact: when you pulse Oreos the filling becomes invisible. Why? Who knows!
2. Combine in a large sauce pan on medium heat: sugar, butter, and evaporated milk. Heat to a rolling boil while stirring constantly. Continue to boil and stir for 3 min, then remove from heat.
See those dark flecks? That is burnt sugar from the bottom which happened because I don’t have a heavy-bottomed pan.
3. Immediately stir in: white chocolate, marshmallow fluff, vanilla, and crushed Oreos.
I waited until the white chocolate and fluff had been combined before adding the crumbs.
Ooh it’s starting to get exciting! Well, you might not agree, but I was pretty excited.
4. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
Are you feeling proud because the surface is so smooth after you fussed endlessly over it? Waste of time, it’s going to become lumpy in the next step.
I actually don’t have a 9″ x 9″ pan, this is 8″ x 8″ so it will be a bit higher than it should be.
5. Sprinkle the chopped Oreos on the top, and use a butter knife to lightly swirl the cookie pieces into the fudge. You are not trying to hide the pieces entirely, just poke them down a bit, parts should stick up.
6. Chill at least 1 hour before slicing. See how parts stick out? Neat-o.
Sorry about the lighting here, it’s dark out now.
Verdict: Creamy! Stupendous!
After I took the final picture I approached Boyfriend.
“It’s done! Want a piece? I cut them big for the photo shoot, we could split a piece.”
“Geez! How about we have dinner first? That’s huge. I’ve never turned down fudge before but… that’s huge!!”
Won’t try my fudge, will you??
That just won’t do.
I took the pieces back into the kitchen and carved them smaller, then we sampled, and both agreed they were delicious. Making Oreo fudge was a lot easier than I anticipated and it turned out perfectly.
Next time I might skip the double-stuffed and just use regular Oreos.
What is your favourite type of fudge?
Playlist: screaming Brazilian fans (Boyfriend is watching UFC, ugh)