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Monday, December 17, 2012

Gingerbread Chocolate Fudge

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And now, on to happier things...

Like this Gingerbread Pudding Fudge!

I love making fudge as much as the next gal. (I also love eating Fudge!)
I've made it on the stove top and in the microwave, but I had never made it with PUDDING!
So, when I saw Kraft had a recipe for fudge that uses pudding, I knew I had another great use for the Gingerbread Pudding I had. 

This fudge turned out smooth and creamy. I loved the gingerbread and the fudge layer, but it was the crushed gingerbread cookies that put this over the top! 

When I was making the fudge I could not get all the powered sugar incorporated with a spoon or spatchula. I ended up kneading the fudge like dough or fondant. So, don't be shy of getting your hands into the batter and getting it mixed in. 

These are going into the "goodie bags" for Christmas treats!
I'm sure my neighbors will approve!

For another great Gingerbread Pudding Recipe, check out these Gingerbread Cheesecakes!

Gingerbread Fudge (adapted from HERE)

by Pint Sized Baker
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: Christmas fudge bars
Ingredients (24 bars)
    Fudge Layer
    • 4 oz White Chocolate
    • 6 Tbls Butter
    • 1/3 C water
    • 1 small package Gingerbread Pudding
    • 3 Cups Powered Sugar
    Chocolate Topping
    • 4 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate
    • 2 Tbls Butter
    • 3-5 Gingersnap Cookies (optional)
    In a large bowl, place White Chocolate, 6 Tbls Butter, and Water. Heat in microwave for 2 minutes. Stir to combine.
    Add Pudding mix and stir until smooth.
    Add 1 cup of Powered Sugar at a time. Stir until fully incorporated.
    Add to foil lined 8x8 pan and press into place.
    Melt 4 oz Chocolate and 2 Tbls butter. Melt in microwave for 1 minute and stir until melted and combined.
    Spread over bottom layer and add crumbled Gingersnap cookies.
    Cool for two hours and cut into 1x1 squares with a clean knife.
    This fudge will store between sheets of waxed paper in airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
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