I’m leaving behind the snark today to talk seriously about something very important.

Chocolate.

More specifically, fudge.

Peppermint Smores Fudge.

And plain fudge.  Plain fudge is pretty awesome too.  As I say all the time, I am not a chef, so I cannot claim any credit for this fudge recipe.  You can thank Aly over at Fudging Ahead for finding inspiration in her Better Homes and Gardens cookbook and sharing.

I found this recipe on accident when I decided I needed to see where Aly’s blog began.

Have you ever done that?  Found a blogger mid-way into their blogging career and wondered how they started?  I wrote a post called Blogolution about the evolution of bloggers and that sparked my interest in beginnings.  Voices change and interests change and bloggers adapt and grow.  It’s interesting to find the first posts by your favorite bloggers to see how they are different from today.

Aly’s first post was about fudge.  This super easy fudge I knew I had to try.

Three simple ingredients.  One simple cooking method.

One can of sweetened condensed milk.

One bag of chocolate chips.

One ounce or one square of unsweetened bakers chocolate.

All you do is melt them together, pour into a foil or parchment lined pan and wait for the fudge to set.  If you can’t wait too long, like me, you can refrigerate.

That’s it.  Super easy fudge.

The great thing about this super easy fudge is it’s a blank canvas you can customize with any flavor profile.  Aly suggested marshmallows so that’s what I did.

Peppermint Smores Fudge was born.

I lined my 9×9 square pan with foil and parchment paper to make the fudge easy to remove and layered in a row of graham crackers.

Then I melted the three basic ingredients, poured them into the pan and topped it with peppermint marshmallows, smushing them into the chocolate a bit.  I popped the pan under the broiler to toast the marshmallows.  This part is not optional.  Smores contain toasted marshmallows people.  TOAST THE MARSHMALLOWS!

Working quickly I topped the marshmallows with more graham crackers.  Into the fridge it went and I waited impatiently for the fudge to set.

Sliced ’em up.

Stacked ’em up.

Ate ’em up.

That’s it.  Super easy Peppermint Smores Fudge.  Peppermint marshmallows are seasonal so you’d best stock up now if you want to make this later.

Or you can do as Aly suggests and make your own version.  Perhaps Rocky Road.  Peanut Butter Marshmallow.   Toffee.  Coffee.  Ice Cream Cone (I only say this because at the same time I picked up the peppermint marshmallows I also picked up ice cream cone marshmallows.  And chocolate mint.  And regular.)  Toss in some cereal and make Rice Krispie Fudge.  Caramel Swirl maybe?  If you wanted to be a real healthy living blogger you’d figure out how to make oatmeal fudge.  I don’t need to hear about that one though, you can keep it to yourself.  Anything else cool you come up with drop me a line, okay?

– Joanna

Question of the Day:  No question, just a suggestion.  Check out the beginning of a blog you like.  See where it all began.  On a self serving note, here are my first few posts:

Welcome

Honey Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Oh My

The Husband is a Genius

Birth Story From a New Dad (clearly The Husband wrote this one)

A Midwestern Easter

Less Mess Greek Chicken Salad

The Poodle and the Haircut

Family Essentials Part 1 – Water (Another Man Cave post)

The Worst Food Blogger Ever

The Worst Food Blogger Ever Part 2

 

 

 

 

 

13 Comments

  1. Haha–I love the oatmeal fudge joke. Although, stirring in toasted oats could be yummy, like oatmeal chocolate bars. I never thought to top the fudge like you did, although it’s perfect for toasting the marshmallows. I always just stirred the stuff in. Lovely job, my dear. Super creative. 😀 I also love all of those marshmallows you mentioned. I’ve never even heard of half of them!

  2. Wow! I’ve never even heard of peppermint marshmallows! I have heard of marshmallow vodka though. What does that say about me? 🙂 Looks delicious

    • For some reason Target is like weird marshmallow central. I’m guessing they don’t carry marshmallow vodka though. I’ll have to suggest that next time I’m in.

  3. Fudge is one of those things I’ve never been able to master. I tried to make the No Fail Fudge recipe on the marshmallow fluff can and I failed. I think I could handle this one, though. And I have a pack of mint chocolate chips that have been begging to be made into something!

  4. um. you managed to combine my two favorite things: peppermint and s’mores. This is like kryptonite.

  5. OMG! Those look so good!