Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Grasshopper Fudge

I love my sweets!  Fudge is probably my favorite, and I usually have everything to make it in my pantry so it's a definite go to when I need to satisfy my chocolate craving.  The other night I made my, Accidental Fudge Recipe , it's a recipe I came up with when I was trying to make my moms and instead of putting in a can of evaporated milk I accidentally put in a can of sweet and condensed milk... whoops!  I ended up just throwing in a bunch of stuff that wasn't in my moms recipe and it turned out awesome, and has every single time since.  It even turns out on a cloudy day! (for those of you who make candy know that this is a big deal!!)  Anyway, i made the fudge and wanted something else to add flavor and ended up with this yummy concoction.  Beware!  you may or may not eat half the pan before deciding to share.....    <3 i="" tabitha="">

Accidental Fudge

2 1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1 can sweet and condensed milk
2 T. corn syrup
1/4 c. water
4 T. butter

melt all together in a pot on med/high stirring often (so it doesn't burn).  Cook to a 'soft-ball stage' between 235-245 degrees F.  Or until you can drop a little in a cup of cool water and use your fingers to mold it into a soft ball shape... Pour into a big bowl, I use a metal one, and add 1 tsp. vanilla.  Put the bowl into a sink filled with a few inches of cold water (I sometimes add ice too)  and stir the fudge with a wooden spoon until no longer shiny.  (side note---- you will stir and stir and stir and think that it will never come together and then magically it changes, it gets sort of mat looking and starts to stiffen)  At that point you will pour/scrape it into a greased pan.  I do a 9x9 for thicker fudge but you could do 9x13 for thinner pieces.  Smooth out and set in the fridge while you lick the spoon and bowl clean  ;)

Grasshopper butter cream frosting

4 T. softened butter
1/2 a bag of powdered sugar 
a few drops mint extract (more or less for your liking)
green food coloring

With a hand held mixer, mix together the butter, powdered sugar and mint extract while slowly adding a little bit of milk in at a time.  Keep mixing and adding milk until you reach a frosting like consistency, (if you accidentally add to much milk, add in a little more powdered sugar.)  Frosting is pretty hard to mess up so no worries if it takes a little trial and error to get the consistency right.  Add in a couple drops of food coloring or if you are using gel food coloring I just dip a toothpick in the gel and then into the frosting and it usually comes out a perfect color. Mix until smooth.

Spread the frosting over the fudge and put back into the fridge so it can set up.  It's better when it's cold but you can really eat it when ever you want!!    

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