Sunday, February 12, 2012

Last Minute Valentine's Treat

We just got home from a long weekend on the road.  It would have been nice to stay another day in Wisconsin to visit with Joe's family, but it was still good to see them even if for a short time.  We celebrated Joe's Great-Grandmothers 100th birthday and it was great to see all the family there spanning 5 generations!

Now we're back in Kansas City and we'll be playing catch up tomorrow for the grocery shopping we missed this weekend.  I'm still hoping to make a special dessert tomorrow night to have on Tuesday for Valentine's Day, but I'd kind of like to bring a treat into work too.  I made this "fudge" last week and I think I might try it again with some slight variations.  My co-workers seemed to like it the first time around, so I doubt they'll be disappointed if I bring it in again.  This is another one of those recipes that is pretty easy to customize to what you might want.  Here are the basics:

Two Ingredient Fudge

1 12oz. bag of chocolate chips (white, milk, dark or probably any other kind of baking "chip" you can buy)
1 container of icing (really any flavor you want)
* Any flavors or mix-ins you might want to add

Lightly grease an 8"x8"  pan.  Melt the bag of chips in a double boiler or in the microwave.

Stir in the entire container of icing.

Pour into the pan and spread out evenly.  Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before cutting.

Notes:  I used white chocolate chips and vanilla icing.  Before melting the chips, I split the icing into 3 bowls and mixed food coloring in to make one of them red and one pink.  I split the melted chips evenly between the 3 colors, mixed them up then poured them into the pan and swirled around with a spatula.

I think next I'll try using chocolate icing,  chocolate chips and maybe melting some peanut butter with the chips.  

You could also try using any flavorings, extracts, or probably things like coconut or chopped nuts.  With just the icing and chips, it pretty much just tasted like canned icing.  But if you like that, then you'll love this fudge.  :)

Hopefully I have time to make a special Valentine's dessert, and if I do, I'm sure you'll see it up here.  I hope you all have a great week and get to spend some time with the people you love!

1 comment:

  1. I've tried this two-ingredient fudge too. I've been seeing it everywhere! I DON'T suggest doing what I did though, which was white chips + strawberry frosting. It was way too insanely sweet (and I love sweet stuff).