Saturday, December 5, 2009
Cookies & Cream Fudge
I first discovered Amy, a/k/a That Winsome Girl, at a local art festival this past spring. She is incredibly talented and makes some of the most romantic, feminine jewelry I have ever seen. I currently own several of her necklaces and hope to expand my collection soon.
In addition to her jewelry design, Amy writes a beautiful blog full of great recipes, decorating, and craft ideas including this recipe for Cookies and Cream Fudge. My daughter loves cookies and cream anything so I knew these would be a priority on my Recipes to Make list.
Super easy to make, this fudge is rich and decadent and could easily pass for pricey fudge from a speciality shop. The recipe makes a large loaf size of fudge that could easily be spread out into several individual gifts or as an addition to your holiday cookie and candy trays. Thanks for this great recipe Amy!
Cookies & Cream Fudge
yields 2 1/2 lbs
18 ounces white chocolate chips (about 3 cups) (I used Nestle)
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 cups coarsely broken Oreo cookies (about half of a 1 lb. 2 oz. package)
Line an 8x4'' loaf pan with aluminum foil and spray with a non-stick spray. Alternatively, you can also use an 8-inch square pan. Break Oreo cookies into 4 to 6 pieces gently with hands and set aside. You want coarsely broken cookies as small bits with crumbs will turn your fudge gray and result in a grainy texture.
In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, salt and vanilla extract, stirring constantly. Once the white chocolate chips have melted completely, remove from heat and gently fold in the crushed cookies until well incorporated.
Spread the fudge evenly into your lined pan. Chill until firm, at least 2 hours, before cutting. Lift fudge from your pan and gently peel off the foil. Cut fudge into 12 thick slices. Each slice can be left whole or cut into 2 or 3 smaller pieces. Store the fudge, covered in the refrigerator.
Note: I used a store brand of cookie and found they weren't as sturdy as Oreos. Next time, I will pay a little extra for Oreos.