Thursday, December 16, 2010

Easiest Fudge in the History of EVER

2-Minute Chocolate Fudge

1 12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 can Eagle brand milk

Microwave at 50% power for 2 minutes and stir to combine. Pour into a greased 8x8 square pan, cool in the refrigerator to harden, then cut into pieces and enjoy! Makes 20 pieces

This is a great base recipe so feel free to add Heath bar chips, finely chopped candied cherries, chopped nuts or whatever else sounds good to you!

Peanut Butter Fudge

2 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
1 1/3 c. peanut butter
1 jar marshmallow creme

Mix sugar and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil 3 minutes (stirring down the sides), then combine with the peanut butter and marshmallow creme. Carefully turn into a greased 8x8 square pan, cool in refrigerator to harden, and cut into pieces. Makes 20 pieces.

Incredibly rich and luscious - this didn't last but for a few hours at my office!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Semi-Homemade Thin Mint Pie

One of my father in law's favorites! Tastes just like a thin mint, can be made ahead, and is perfect after a heavy holiday meal!

1 box jello no-bake oreo dessert
peppermint extract (about 1 tsp)
green food coloring
chocolate pie shell
crushed peppermint candies or oreo cookies(optional)

1. Open the box and throw out the packet of chocolate crumbs that you're supposed to make a crust with. Use a store-bought chocolate pie crust instead - it'll cut prettier!
2. Mix up the filling following the instructions on the box. Before you stir in the oreo pieces, add a good splash of peppermint extract (about 1 tsp or more) and 6 drops green food coloring. Stir in oreo pieces like it says to on the box.
3. Spoon filling into the chocolate pie shell and top with crushed peppermint candies or oreos, if desired, and refrigerate/freeze as directed.

* Remember to thaw a little before serving to make cutting easier!