I don’t have great luck with microwave things. (Please see strawberry mug cake and microwave caramel as exhibits A and B.) I also don’t have great luck with fudge. When I graduated high school, my mom gave me a recipe book full of all the dishes and desserts she made regularly. One of them was for fool-proof fudge. I’ve fooled that fudge many a time.
So I did not have high hopes for this microwave fudge recipe.
But I was armed with a chocolate craving and a new camera (yay!), so I got to work.
I bought chocolate chips, but I had a suspicion that I didn’t quite buy enough.
I was right. The recipe calls for three cups of chocolate chips and a bag has two cups. Luckily, I had an extra cup of white chocolate chips from the peppermint snow pie. (I managed not to eat them all straight out of the bag! Go me!)
I added all the other stuff…
And then I microwaved it all and prepared my pan.
My biggest problem with most recipes is the sticking issue, so I used non-stick foil and sprayed some Baker’s Joy on that shit. Guys, don’t bother with Pam. Use Baker’s Joy. It is far superior. Take it from the girl who has sedimentary layers of unidentified crap stuck to her muffin tins.
I added the walnuts. (Because every good recipe needs some nuts, so I can make a joke about nuts. Heh. Nuts.)
And then I poured it in the pan and left it in the refrigerator.
I was honestly expecting to have to chisel it out of the pan and/or soak it for long hours in hot water before throwing it all away.
Sometimes I surprise myself.
I kind of just stared at it for a long time. Surely this could not be my creation. Surely there is something terribly wrong with it, or I am having a dream, or something. And then I cut it up and tasted it and, lo, it was delicious. It was so delicious that I served it for dessert when my family came over. And people liked it. Dudes. It was like the Twilight Zone or something.
So very strange, and yet, so very pleasing. I may have to re-think my stance on microwave recipes.
I didn’t know “leftover white chocolate chips” could be a thing.
Right? It’s like “leftover wine”. What’s that?
This will be great for me… I’m going through some major fudge cravings (not pregnant thank goodness, my two-year old is the best birth control ever.) Fudge ain’t cheap and I’m too lazy to do my grandma’s recipe all the time. Thanks for testing and I seriously love reading all your posts. I feel as though you, me and the hubbys would have a hilarious time together while throughly annoying everyone around us 🙂
Who are you and what have you done with the Pintester?
Oh no! Now I am totally having flashbacks to when my kid was about 7 years old and she become obsessed with fudge. I STUPIDLY learned how to cook it (marshmallow fluff recipe is the bomb) and, that, kids is the story of how I gained 10 pounds in one summer. Your fudge looks super tasty. Must not look at this post ever again.
Now you’re getting good at microwaving stuff and taking pictures. Stop it.
Is it HORRIBLE of me because I was disappointed that this didn’t become an epic fail? I kept waiting for the “catch” and it never happened. 🙁 I feel like I’ve been punked… j/k… but damn, don’t get it right ever again, we don’t like it 😛
Oh my freakin god, I am in like awe right now. Why might you ask? Well, long story short, you are like a Pinterest celebrity ; so popular and getting more and more so by the week.. So when you responded to me on FB, I had a mini heart attack. And now, you tested a pin that I had mentioned? I’m seriously feel like I’m going to pass out. I might be making too big of a deal about this, but whatever, I’m really excited at the moment about it. Thank you so much for being just so great and congrats on your successful pin test. You seriously just made my like year lol.
This was a very involved recipe, and you NAILED it! Great job! Gives me hope for my own fudge experiments… which sounds like the title of a terrible porno now that I think about it… uuughghgh…
This chocolate post is not going to do anything to sway the pregnancy scare a few posts back
new camera? dude, the way your pins go you should have invested in a disposable. =P congrats on the win pin and the new toy. yeah, i’m still talking about the camera.
I feel like you deserve a blogger badge. Good at pins, new camera. You’re moving on up.
If a pin test is actually going to succeed, it might as well have something to do with chocolate. 🙂
You spelled ‘booze’ wrong.
I’m not sure that microwaving chocolate chips and tosses a few nuts (heh heh…nuts) counts as baking, cooking, or crafting. If we are to continue this relationship, (i.e. you fail, I laugh), you will have to be more ambitious. Might I recommend home brewing or knitting wool armor for the dog?
Oh Good Lord…that should be “tossing in” a few nuts, “tossing in”.
Well if it isn’t Princess Pintester prancing around her kitchen microwaving shit and having it turn out good. Wtf. Seriously though, good for you for nailing it.
You know, I have been losing weight recently, largely because I decided it’s time I stopped pretending I like the effort involved with making shit like fudge. And now you come along with your delicious microwave fudge and it being all easy and shit. I hate you so much right now.
I made a mug brownie. It probably would have been gross except I redeemed it by adding a very large scoop of nutella before microwaving and that made it taste like fucking heaven in a cup.
I WANT FUDGE NOW
I might have to try this. But first I need to find some sweetened condensed milk. Somehow, I don’t think evaporated milk will taste very good.
Is it sad how proud of you I am for making this recipe work? I mean, not proud in the sense that I’m your mom, and “you didn’t poop in your pants for the first time, instead going on the big-girl potty”, but proud like “I’m really excited that one of your recipes worked for once!”
I’m just excited that it worked!
You had me so motivated to try this… until I walked to the pantry and realized I ate all my chocolate chips in a sugared stupor the other night when I ran out of Carmel DeLites…. Oh well, marshmallows it is!
The nut right in the front of the picture from skiptomylou looks like a penis to me!
You had leftover white chocolate chips? Fuck that. I’m eating marshmallows out of the bag as I type this.
If you want an easier fudge recipe… melt 1 bag of chocolate chips and 1 can chocolate frosting together in the microwave (have to stir it every minute or so) and dump it in a pan. Best fudge ever.
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Stop learning from your mistakes. I wanted jokes about burned nuts.
I just absolutely love reading your blog, you make me laugh so much!!!
Ever notice fudge always looks like a more polished turd? Granted it is a very delicious turd, but still a turd.
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