Holiday Fudge (Video Included!)

Holiday Fudge

As you may already know, I make a lot of fudge this time of year. A lot.

It’s hard not to, when it’s so easy to make people happy by giving the gift of fudge for very little effort. I’d rather put the hard work into maintaining friendships and being a good person rather than standing over a stove top with a candy thermometer. Not that the two are necessarily mutually exclusive, of course.

As my wise brother pointed out to me last week, there is something about the combo of white chocolate and mint that is just meant to be. So in honor of him, here’s a white chocolate fudge filled with holiday mint-flavored M & Ms. In one bite, you get both crunchy and creamy sweetness. It’s the best!

Holiday Fudge

It’s important to move with the times, and in case you haven’t noticed, food blogs are all about incorporating video now. That means that just as I’m starting to figure out this whole photography thing, I am now going to have to become a cinematographer as well. It’s cool. I hope you enjoy my first effort, which took me far too many hours to complete!

Yep, it’s a first try, so don’t be too harsh. I’ll get better at it, okay? Film editing software ain’t no joke.

But you know, it’s important to learn new things. It’s good for our minds, which need to be exercised and challenged, and it’s also protection against our kids making fun of us for being out of the loop.

Since I teach high school, I’m more up-to-date than most adults about fashion, slang, and popular trends. In my deluded mind, this awareness keeps me young. But even with that added edge, I still feel like getting older is something to resist, both physically (who doesn’t love the gym?) and mentally (let’s make a video!).

Holiday Fudge

Seriously, all the kids today make videos. It’s like they absorbed the skill in utero. When I was struggling to edit a clip, my son looked over my shoulder and shook his head. “No, Mommy. You have to press ‘split’ and then ‘detach.'” And he’s all of seven and a half. As far as I know, nobody’s taught him how to do this. He just knows, somehow.

Luckily, some of my knowledge transcends age, and making fudge is part of that. The best part about fudge is that it’s really hard to mess up. Unless, that is, the whole pan tips off the fridge shelf while setting. Yep. We’d best not speak of that.

Holiday Fudge

The only caution I’ll issue is that when you’re working with white chocolate, you can’t overheat it. It’s much fussier than regular chocolate and will seize up if you look at it funny. Its feelings are very tender. So in the recipe below, follow the instructions to the word. That’s right, creative soul out there who wants to tweak it! Do that next time. For now, just follow the leader.

I’m getting older, but I hope that means I’m getting wiser, too. I’m definitely learning as I go, and I hope that you feel the same. Life should be full of lessons, even the ones that are best left to the next generation to master. Let’s learn all we can while we have the chance!

 

Holiday Fudge (Video Included!)

Ingredients

2 and 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk (I used fat free)
1 cup Holiday Mint M & Ms
extra M & Ms for the top (as shown in video)

Instructions

  1. Line an 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil, using enough to hang over the sides. Coat with cooking spray. This will allow your fudge to release easily once it's set.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk together for exactly one minute. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the chocolate into the condensed milk vigorously until everything is melted and smooth.
  3. Add the M & Ms and mix them in gently, or the color will streak.
  4. Pour the mixture into your prepared pan. Even out the top with a spatula.
  5. Chill for three hours until set.
  6. Using a sharp knife, cut into small squares. Serve or store in an airtight container.
http://justaboutbaked.com/holiday-fudge-video-included/

Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 36 Comments

  1. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    Mir – I need to make this fudge. I loved the video tutorial. I was always intimidated by make fudge, but now I can see that it just takes a little bit of TLC. Thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚
    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg recently posted…Mint Chocolate Marshmallow BarsMy Profile

    1. Mir

      It’s so easy, Erin! Enjoy!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I definitely agree with your brother! White chocolate and mint make such a delicious combo. Your video is great, Mir! Good job! It makes me want to whip up this fudge right now. Love it!
    Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice recently posted…Caramel Eggnog French Toast BakeMy Profile

    1. Mir

      It was fun to make. I hope I’ll get better!

  3. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Your blog is definitely the place to go for fudge recipes. I love the combination of white chocolate and mint.
    I would be VERY happy if I got given this as a gift πŸ™‚

    1. Mir

      My brother loves that combo, too!

  4. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    There is no thing as too much fudge! And I am in awe of your video skills, girl! πŸ™‚
    Kate @ Framed Cooks recently posted…Horseradish Mashed PotatoesMy Profile

    1. Mir

      I’m working on it, Kate! Everything is a work in progress, right?

  5. Danielle

    You did a great job on your video, Mir! I agree with your brother that white chocolate and mint are meant to be together. This fudge looks delicious!
    Danielle recently posted…20+ Christmas Cookie RecipesMy Profile

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Danielle! I’m trying to learn all the time!

  6. Sam @ SugarSpunRun

    That’s crazy (and incredibly handy) that your 7 year old just knows this stuff! This fudge looks and sounds amazing, Mir!

    1. Mir

      He comes in useful, Sam! Kids know all tech stuff naturally. It’s creepy!

  7. annie@ciaochowbambina

    I love your video! Are you kidding me?! I know it’s my next challenge and you’ve inspired me! I’ll probably need to borrow your son for a couple hours if that’s okay?! You come too – I’ll make you whatever you want! I promise to follow your directions to the letter and I’ll pray that I don’t throw a little shade at the white chocolate, like I sometimes do, if it takes too long before I can eat…I’ll leave the room. Brava, lady!
    annie@ciaochowbambina recently posted…White Chocolate Snickerdoodle MilkshakeMy Profile

    1. Mir

      You can borrow my kid, Annie, no problem. Can’t wait to see what you do with this whole new video thing that’s all the rage!

  8. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Ummmm so not going to hate on that video, Mir! It was fantastic!!! My hubs keeps telling me I need to get on that bandwagon, and my response has been, “so if all the food bloggers jump off a dang cliff you want me to do that too?!” πŸ˜‰ I’m totally scared of the process!! So, kudos my dear!!!!!! Okay. Let’s talk fudge! Yessss, to this fuge! You knew in was going to say that, right? I mean, hello white chocolate! Do they make non chocolate m & m’s? Gotta look into that, because this is fab! Cheers, lady and bravo again on kickin’ video butt!
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary recently posted…Fleming’s inspired Bacon & Jalapeno Potatoes au GratinMy Profile

    1. Mir

      I hear ya on changing up to video. It’s a trend, though, and I don’t think it’s going away anytime soon. Blogs that don’t vlog are going to lose an edge, or at least, that’s how I see it. Anyway, thanks for the happy thoughts! I’ll keep getting better…I hope!

  9. Amy

    A neighbor used to make sua batch very year. love it.
    Amy recently posted…Scalloped EggsMy Profile

    1. Mir

      So glad! Sounds like a nice neighbor!

  10. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    So creamy and delicious- I love fudge so much!
    Medha @ Whisk & Shout recently posted…Vegan Fudgy Brownies + a Giveaway!My Profile

    1. Mir

      Me, too. It’s the best!

  11. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    That video is great!!! And this fudge, well, I’m in LOVE, obvi.
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted…Creme Brulee Cookie BarsMy Profile

    1. Mir

      Thanks so much, Dorothy! I’m trying to learn how to do all this new stuff!

  12. Heather B.

    Mir, I love your first video! It looks so professional and what a perfect recipe to start your film making career with;) I love white chocolate and mint together too and didn’t realize fudge was so easy to make. Guess I have no excuse now not to make some, especially since you’ve already taught me something new today!

    1. Mir

      You are too sweet, Heather! Thanks so much! It’s super easy. Go for it!

  13. Manali @ CookWithManali

    I think you did a fabulous job for your 1st video Mir, it looks fantastic! And as always your fudge looks fantastic, I love those Holiday M&Ms!
    Manali @ CookWithManali recently posted…Raspberry Linzer CookiesMy Profile

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Manali! I’m going to keep working on it!

  14. Amanda

    I had no idea that all kids can make videos. Wow. I remember when I was a kid and adults were impressed that I could type so fast on Word. Now I feel really old.
    This fudge looks great. White chocolate and M&Ms sounds great!
    Amanda recently posted…Christmas Sugar CookiesMy Profile

    1. Mir

      Kids can do it if it’s on a computer or smartphone. They know it all!

  15. April

    The video is great! And the recipe looks amazing too, definitely adding to my holiday baking list. Thank you for inspiring me to learn more new things!

    1. Mir

      Thanks so much, April! That’s really sweet.

  16. Michele @ Alwayzbakin

    That video was awesome!! Great job! The fudge looks fabulous. ;-D
    Michele @ Alwayzbakin recently posted…Peppermint PinwheelsMy Profile

    1. Mir

      Thanks, my friend! I had fun doing it!

  17. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    You KILLED it on your video Mir! Great job!! I see many more videos in your future πŸ˜‰ And I see this fudge in my future. #winningatlife
    Trish – Mom On Timeout recently posted…Rocky Road Peanut ClustersMy Profile

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Trish! I’m already working on my next one. Videos are addictive!

  18. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    This looks so goooood!!! And I totally loved the video! Great job!!!

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Michele! I’m trying to figure it all out!

Leave a Reply to Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary Cancel comment reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge