This is an easy and rich fudge that will remind you of the filling in Oreo cookies. The fudge gets some extra crunch from crushed Oreos right in the fudge mixture and sprinkled on top. Decorate with pretty pastel candies or sprinkles and you'll have a perfect Spring treat. You'll be everyone's favorite person after they take a bite.. trust me.
What do I Need To Make This Fudge?
- Evaporated milk - milk that has been cooked to reduce its water content. It can be cooked to high temperatures without curdling, which is essential for fudge. Don't confuse this with sweetened condensed milk!
- Marshmallow creme - adds structure to the fudge. Make sure you're using creme and not fluff, which is a different product.
- White chocolate chips - for flavor and creamy texture. You can also use 12oz of a white chocolate bar or almond bark.
- Butter and Sugar - You can use salted or unsalted, but if using the former omit the pinch of salt in the recipe. I kept the sugar low as this fudge already has plenty of sweetness from the other ingredients.
- Chocolate sandwich cookies - Oreos are the gold standard here, but you can use any similar type of cookie you want.
- Vanilla extract - just a bit, used a flavor enhancer.
- Colored candies or sprinkles - you don't have to add these as the crumbled cookies on top look pretty by themselves, but you can add any colors you want to match any holiday or event. I used pastel colors for Easter!
Do I Need A Candy Thermometer?
You don't have to use a candy thermometer, but I find that it's a lot easier to make sure the fudge is cooked hot enough and long enough to properly set up if you use one. A simple pot clip thermometer is all you need to make sure your fudge mixture is cooked to the perfect temperature.
If you don't have a candy thermometer, make sure the fudge is at a full boil for a solid 3-4 minutes before removing it from the heat, and do a soft ball test by dropping a small bit of the mixture into a bowl of cool water. If you're able to form a ball with your fingers in the water, it's ready to go. If the mixture disintegrates, it needs to be cooked longer.
How Long Does It Need To Chill?
I recommend at least 2 hours in the refrigerator before attempting to remove the fudge from the pan. Or you can prepare the fudge in the evening and slice it up the next morning. Let the fudge come to room temperature on the counter before placing it into the fridge. Cooling the fudge too quickly can alter the texture of the creamy fudge base.
How Do I Store The Fudge?
In a cool environment, the fudge can be kept at room temperature either wrapped up or in an airtight container. If you're kitchen stays warm or if the days are humid, you can keep it in the refrigerator to keep it firm.
You can freeze the prepared fudge by slicing it as desired, wrap each piece tightly in plastic wrap, and place the wrapped pieces into a freezer-safe storage bag.
I put my squares in paper cupcake liners and set them into tupperware containers. I liked how it looked!
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Glazed Vanilla Buttermilk Cookies – Oh so soft and not too sweet!
Chocolate Pretzel Bird Nests – A fun food craft for the kiddos!
Koulourakia - Greek Easter Cookies