Monday, June 4, 2012

Pinterest Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

I haven't made fudge. Ever. It's like one of those things I just never think of to make. But, since I had chocolate chips and no eggs and thought it was time to try something new, I thought I'd pour over my Pinterest food board and figure out something I have wanted to try.

That's where I found this recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge. Seemed easy enough... I didn't have heavy cream so I had to find a substitute that used milk and butter. It worked pretty well, actually.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

1 3/4 c. sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream 
1/4 c. milk
1 Tbs corn syrup
3/4 tsp  kosher salt
2 Tbs unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Spray an 8x8 inch  baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

In a 3-quart saucepan, combine the sugars, cream, milk, corn syrup and salt.  Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches 242 degrees (ie the soft-ball stage).  Remove from heat and stir in the butter, vanilla, and flour.

Pour the mixture into a 9x13 inch casserole dish, and allow to cool until it reaches 110 degrees, 10 to 20 minutes.

Use a large spoon to scrape the mixture in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Beat at medium speed until the fudge thickens and holds its shape, 3 to 5 minutes.  Transfer the fudge to the prepared 8x8 inch dish and smooth the top with a spatula.  Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top, pressing them lightly into the fudge.

Allow to set at least 2 hours.  If it's not setting up, cover and refrigerate for a few hours.  Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.

Those, I think, are flour lumps. They became more incorporated when I mixed everything with the mixer.

If you've got any budding cavities, you'll soon find out once you take a bite of these! I think this would be a great treat to put into holiday gift bags along with some truffles. Very, very sugary but it is fudge!

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