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Day Three! Day Three! Fudge Week is drawing to a close. I hope you’ve had as much fun as I have. It’s been quite an honor to pair up with Gayle. Check out her fudge recipe today!
This final offering is made with white chocolate (yep, I’ve done milk and dark already this week) and it’s soft and perfectly fudgy. To be honest, I wanted to use Chanukah colors for this fudge, but guess what? Oreo doesn’t make a Chanukah variety, and Nestle doesn’t do blue chips. I had to keep the colors to Christmas. That’s okay!
But let’s focus on what’s going on here. This fudge is surrounding Oreos. And holiday chips. And it’s so decadent and delightful!
Unlike my other two fudges this week, I made this one on the stovetop. White chocolate is not chocolate, and it’s finicky. If you melt it down too much, if it gets even slightly overheated, the stuff seizes up and becomes unworkable. So I prefer to use the stove because I can stir as it melts and take it off the heat at just the right moment.
A lot of people make their white chocolate fudge with heavy cream, or marshmallow cream, or both. You can go that route, but I’ve never been into fussing. The more ingredients you put into fudge, the higher the chance of messing it up. So my trusty sweetened condensed milk and I will stay together forever!
Once your fudge base is melted and ready to go, you just barely stir in the mix-ins. Too much stirring will bring color streaks into your pretty white fudge. Maybe you want that, but I did not. Something about wintry white fudge this time of year is really appealing to me! Probably because I envision eating it under a blanket while staring out at the snow falling. And yes, it makes a great gift!
Considering it’s just kind of gray and gross outside, that’s another fantasy for another day. For now, the fudge itself will have to do. And believe me, it’ll make you happy enough!
- Line an 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil, using enough to hang over the sides. Spray it lightly with cooking spray. Line the bottom with a few broken Oreos. Set aside.
- On the stove over low heat, melt the white chocolate chips with the condensed milk, stirring constantly, until the mixture is melted and smooth.
- Remove from the heat.
- Quickly and gently mix in the holiday chips and remaining Oreos, but don't stir too much or your fudge will change color.
- Pour into the pan, spreading carefully to even out the top. Sprinkle on the remaining holiday chips.
- Chill for 3 hours. Let the fudge come to room temperature. Cut into squares with a sharp knife and store in an airtight container.