This month's challenge is FUDGE! I searched through so many fudge recipes before finally finding 2 recipes that I wanted to try. It was so hard to choose which one I wanted to make, but chose this one to make after hearing it was "the bomb"!!! So '90s, but I loved that and it made me want to make this fudge even more!!!!
Bake at 350 is a great blog that I follow on a daily basis. Bridget has some awesome recipes and I am excited to see new ones posted. While bored on Facebook one day I saw her posting that her chocolate chip cookie dough fudge was "the bomb"!!! Well, if it's the bomb, I have to make it! And if it's the bomb, then it HAS to be the recipe I use for the cooking challenge!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge
(as adapted by Bake at 350)
Blog pic fail......no cream or milk in the picture.....oooops!
1 3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cream
1/4 cup milk
1 TBSP corn syrup
3/4 tsp salt
2 TBSP unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-Oil an 8x8 pan
-Bring the sugar, brown sugar, cream, milk, syrup, and salt to a boil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat
-Stir occasionally with a heatproof spatula
-Boil to 242 degrees, stirring frequently
***You will need a candy thermometer! I had to go out to buy one and found it comical....
Who would like a hard ball of soft crack??? Drugs anyone!?!?!! LOL! Do not use your candy thermometer to make drugs, please!
Ok, back the recipe....sorry about that! :/
-Remove from heat and stir in the butter, vanilla, and flour
-Pour the syrup into a 9x13 pan
-Set aside and allow to come to room temperature; about 20 minutes
-Scrape the syrup into the bowl of a stand mixer
Scraping it was a lot harder than I had expected.....the doggies got to sample a few pieces that flung off onto the floor! Hehehe!
-Beat on medium speed with a paddle attachment until the fudge thickens and holds its shape, about 3-5 minutes
-Scrape into the prepared 8x8 pan and spread evenly with an offset spatula
I used my [clean] hands to press the fudge down and shape it into the pan.....way easier than using the spatula! ;)
-Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the fudge and press them down lightly into the fudge
-Let the fudge cool and set, at least 2 hours, or 30 minutes in the refrigerator
-Cut into squares or any shape your heart desires, and then store in an air tight container (I have kept mine in the fridge!!!)
I hope you enjoy this tasty treat! I was shocked by how much it actually tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough!
I want to thank Tina at Mom's Crazy Cooking for hosting these cooking challenges, as well as a HUGE thank you to Bridget at Bake at 350 for this amazing recipe!
Until next month's cooking challenge.......