This Is Pretty Amazing!
When it comes to sweet treats, fudge is number one at our house. It doesn’t really matter what type of fudge I’m making, the kids will devour it as if it was the last piece of food on Earth. Usually I try a new recipe almost every month, and if it’s a good one, it is stored in my secret stash of dessert recipes.
Last week I made this awesome-looking fudge wreath recipe. I believe this was originally a holiday recipe, but who cares? It’s still super delicious! If you think making a fudge wreath with decorations is a bit too Christmassy for the occasion, then just make this recipe and chill the fudge on a simple baking sheet instead. Or use those tiny candy tins – they would make a super cute presentation!
I wish I could have kept this wreath as a decoration for a little bit longer but it was gone in just a few minutes… Maybe I should make two next time, so that at least the other one would survive until the next day. Yeah, right!
I guess you could make all kinds of shapes from this super easy fudge and use candy to decorate it. I thought the wreath looked absolutely beautiful and fun.
Those little candy tins would be great, though, not just for presentation but for another important reason, as well. It only takes about 5 minutes to make this recipe, but if you’re making a wreath you’ll have to wait at least 30 minutes for it to set in the refrigerator. Use the candy tins instead, and put the fudge in the freezer – it’ll be done in about 5-10 minutes!
1 2/3 cups white sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (6 ounce) packages milk chocolate chips
16 large marshmallows
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts
1.Combine sugar, milk, butter and salt in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil, cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
2.Add in chocolate chips; cook until melted.
3.Remove from heat; stir in marshmallows, vanilla and nuts. Mix well.
Quick tip: M&M’s would make great decorations for this!