Saturday, December 31, 2011

orange dreamsicle fudge

if you are anything like me, summertime means dreamsicles.  sure, winter time could mean that same thing, if I weren’t wrapped-up in a cozy blanket, reading a good book, knitting or crocheting, all with a cup of cocoa or spiced cider.

otherwise, a dreamsicle would be perfect!!

but, I discovered something whilst perusing pinterest, and we have since decided it is a winner.

(we’ve also made two pans of it.  in one week.)

orange dreamsicle fudge.

dreamsicle fudge

Here’s the link and below is the recipe.

(and might I suggest, you have a cooking buddy handy, because two people is helpful for this recipe!)

1.5 sticks) butter

2- cups granulated sugar

3/4- cup heavy cream

1- package (12 oz) white chocolate chips

1- jar (7 oz) marshmallow cream (or fluff)

1- tablespoon orange extract

orange (or a combination of red and yellow) food coloring


Prepare a 9 x 13 pan by spraying it with cooking spray (they suggest lining it with foil as well, but it worked just fine without.)

In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cream, and butter over medium heat.

Continually stir the mixture until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves.

Brush down the sides with a wet pastry brush.

Bring the mixture to a boil, and once it starts boiling, stir continuously for four minutes.

After four minutes of boiling, remove the pan from the heat and immediately stir in the marshmallow cream and white chocolate chips.

Stir until the white chocolate has melted and the fudge is completely smooth.

Working quickly, pour about a third of the white fudge into a bowl and set aside.

To the remaining fudge, add the orange extract and orange food coloring, stirring until it is a smooth, even color. It is important to perform these steps quickly, because the fudge will start to set if you take too long, and the end result will not be smooth

Pour the orange fudge into the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer.

Drop the white fudge over the top by the spoonful, then drag a table knife or toothpick through the fudge to create orange-white swirls. You can spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray and gently press them into the top to smooth out the swirls, if desired.

Allow the fudge to set at room temperature for 2 hours, or in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

To cut, pull the fudge out of the pan using the foil as handles.  (or not.)

Use a large sharp knife to cut the fudge into small 1-inch squares. Store Orange Creamsicle Fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, and bring it to room temperature to serve.


Janet said...

It tastes as good as it looks! (Thanks Mind)

Julie said...

Yum! I liked this fudge.