I love fudge all year round, so when I saw this month's Crazy Cooking Challenge for a fudge recipe, I totally was up for it. The Crazy Cooking Challenge is where we are given a specific recipe subject, and then we are to find another blogger's recipe for that subject to feature. How fun?! This has been going on for a few months now, and these are some of the ones I've featured before - chocolate chip cookies and mashed potato puffs. And for this month, I'm featuring Tootsie Roll Fudge - 2 ways using the vanilla and the chocolate flavored candy! I saw this recipe over at Vivian's site called Let's Try These. I've been to Vivian's site a numerous of times before through other blog parties I've participated in and she's always had some great stuff I've been admiring. So when I saw a tootsie roll fudge recipe, I knew it was love at first sight, and such a great way to use up some of that candy I had hanging around the house just in time for the holidays.
Tootsie Roll Fudge
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups Tootsie Rolls
2 tablespoons peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
3-3/4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extractColored chocolate wafers or sprinkles for decorating
|Nut Allergy? Don't worry-Tootsie Rolls are produced in a safe environment free of nuts! Check it out. Instead of peanut butter, use sunflower seed butter for a nut-free alternative.|
Begin by unwrapping all those little Tootsie Rolls! (I think I had about 40+ or so for each batch I made.) Next, line a 9-in. square baking pan with foil and grease the foil with a non-stick cooking spray (or a teaspoon of butter would work too). Add the Tootsie Rolls, butter, and peanut butter in a sauce pan or microwavable dish. Melt the Tootsie Rolls either over VERY low heat, or in the microwave until candy has melted. If you are doing this on the stove, be sure to stir constantly, or in the microwave, stop and stir occasionally. It only takes maybe a minute to do in the microwave, it is very quick.
|I attempted to do it first on the stove, but well, I wasn’t able to give it the attention it needed and it began to burn. Oops! There goes that batch! So please pay attention to it.|
Next, add in the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. The fudge will begin to get very thick and a bit sticky, but keep stirring until all of the powdered sugar is incorporated. Next, spread into your prepared pan and chill. At this point, you can put sprinkles or other decoration on your fudge if you’d like before it sets up. (or you may drizzle with decorating chocolate after it has chilled.) After chilling, remove foil and the fudge from your pan and cut into small squares. Decorate additional if you’d like using melted decorating chocolate for a fun effect.Go to the links below to check out the others and to vote for my recipe!