January 15, 2009

for the purist

I’ve often heard people proclaim “Oh, fudge!” and mean it as a profanity. That just seems wrong to me--fudge should in no way be associated with anything negative. In my eyes, it’s a gift from God. Manna from Heaven, if you will. Would you agree?


Although I personally prefer my mint fudge, this version by my Mammacita is for the chocolate purist. If ever anything melted in your mouth, this is it. It’s smooth and creamy, as fudge should be, but some of its appeal is that it’s not too rich. It seems to be the perfect balance of decadent chocolate and subtle sweetness. Kudos to you, Mamster. Kudos to you. And by kudos, I mean bear hugs and more fudge.

Fudge a la Mammicus
18 oz semisweet chocolate chips (1 1/2 bags)
14 oz condensed milk
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 cup marshmallow crème

Combine chocolate chips and condensed milk in a heat-safe bowl and microwave in intervals until chips are melted. Stir in the peanut butter and marshmallow crème and mix until thoroughly combined. Pour mixture into an 8x8" pan lined with wax paper and refrigerate until set. Cut into bite-sized morsels of delight.

55 comments:

Culinarywannabe said...

Just when I think my fudge cravings have disappeared with the holidays! It's not even 8 am, and because of this post I am throwing chocolate bits into my yogurt. :)

Rachael said...

I could so make that right now!

Who cares if the holidays are over.....isn't Valentine's Day coming up????

Yummmmmmmm......

Gloria said...

Grace I really love fudge and this look absolutely tempting!!!! LOL Gloria

Elle said...

I'm with Rachael--Valentine's Day is looming on the horizon. This would be perfect! And even the kids could make it!

Peter M said...

Yesterday I was in the fcuk store and I was thinking...FUDGE!

Valentines eh? Skip dinner and just eat fcuk, er fudge.

kat said...

I can see the appeal of this though I think fudge is too sweet for me

sunita said...

I agree :-) and with fudge like yours, who wouldn't :-D

Theresa said...

Oh Fudge!!! I can't help my self when it comes to fudge. I made it for the holidays and nearly at the whole darn thing!!! Now I'm paying to shed those lbs!!

Ingrid said...

MMMMM, marshmallow creme! I bet it taste wonderful. Thanks Mamacita! :-)
~ingrid

lisaiscooking said...

There's peanut butter in there?! Delicious.

Veronica said...

Thanks to a fudge-filled holiday I've had to add 15 minutes to my elliptical workout everyday...and now this?? Oh the temptation!

OhioMom said...

Oh I like the simplicity of the recipe, and peanut butter too ?

YUM!

Dawn said...

yes manna from the gods, oh yes.
I'm with you on the mint fudge too.
I don't know if I've made this version though, but I will be, hello!

Heather said...

mmm. your mom sounds like a chocolate master!

Paula said...

Fudge is definitely food of the gods. YUM! Plus, it's gluten free, too!

LyB said...

Chocolate, marshmallow crème and a hint of peanut butter... I think your mom is on to something! :)

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

I am a fudge purist and this looks amazing! This recipe is definitely going in the queue!

Pam said...

I love simple fudge recipes. This looks and sounds so good.

Sandie said...

Is it sad to admit that fudge was my first love? And from simple recipes to the ones that are a p.i.t.a. to make, I love them all!

Habbala said...

WOW! This looks amazing and simple. I am totally going to make some this weekend!!!!

Marjie said...

No, I never say "Oh, fudge!" It's always considerably less polite than that. Fudge is a good thing, and is usually used as in "Oh, fudge, please! Not too much, just enough to satisfy the chocoholic in me!"

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Thanks to your Mammicus for sharing her fudge recipe! I can't believe how simple but good it looks :)

Bridgett said...

I love making fudge and this reminds me I need to get to it! This is a perfect and easy recipe.

Robin Sue said...

I love the names you have given you Mammallammadingdong. I have funny names for my mom too! Gotta love the fudge, looks so decadent!

Helene said...

Looks insane. My boys would love it.

Bunny said...

My son has been asking me for fudge, i think this is a sign that I should make it!

MaryBeth said...

I love fudge, yours looks very good. My diabetic blood sugars are going through just looking at it.

Emily said...

Oh my. Yes. I need some fudge. I didn't have ANY at Christmas. That's terrible! Do you like peanut butter fudge? Mmmmmmmm.

noble pig said...

The ingredients alone made me swoon...I wouldn't even need a picture.

Katie said...

I ate way to much during the holidays but your 1 tablespoon of peanut butter just seems like a tease.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I didn't know what I wanted to do for dessert this weekend, but now I do. Oh fudge how I love thee

Alejandra said...

Just the picture of fudge makes my mouth drool. I just love it even though I've never actually made any. I think I'm really going to have to try it out!

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

I love chocolate but fudge is too sweet for me.

Chef Fresco said...

ummmmm fudge... it's like the caviar of chocolate

Geri said...

Gosh, I love fudge. It's been so long since I made it though. It's one of my favorites.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love peanut butter fudge. And caramel fudge...

Sophie said...

The kind of fudge I crave all depends on my mood, kind of like my taste in music :). I could go for this right now...and the mint fudge, I feel gluttonous, that's the mood I'm in! :)

Sharon said...

When I exclaim "oh fudge!" its not taking the fudge's name in vain. Rather, I'm thinking to myself "if only I had eaten fudge, my lack of good judgement wouldn't have happened."

Enough of my craziness...this looks amazing!

KJ said...

I've never made fudge before, this looks like a good way to start.

Sandy said...

oh, how i'd like to dive into that fudge right now. gift from GOD? yes!

Cinnamonda said...

Oh yes! And I totally agree with your funge philosophy. :)

Pam said...

I believe that I could live on fudge alone. I collect fudge recipes like some people collect fine antiques.

Manger La Ville said...

Wow this sounds like a really easy way to make fudge. I just recently made fudge for father as a Christmas recipe. It took a decent amount of work and timing. I think these chocolaty and decadent.

Nazarina A said...

I totally agree and you took such a good picture of your fudge , just sitting there and teasing us!

culinography said...

Mmmmm... fudge. It's not just for Christmas any more. :)

Looks amazing!!

Maria said...

I wish I could have a little taste! The fudge looks fabulous!!

veggie belly said...

Wow, what a gorgeous looking piece of fudge! I'm salivating for some!

Madison Song said...

o wow i didn't know that was how you made fudge. and such few ingredients!! i reeeally want chocolate now....

Lori said...

Okay I am seriously drooling. I think if I ate this I would go into sugar coma. Yum! I'll take a piece of that and a piece of the peppermint one to go please.

Jaime said...

i haven't made fudge in forever. want to send some of that my way? :)

Deborah said...

So many people think fudge is just for the holidays - I totally disagree with that. This looks amazing!

foodhoe said...

wow, the recipe sounds so simple and looks very delicious. I like the addition of a tablespoon of peanut butter!

Lore said...

I agree! It would be such a said world without this kind of teasing, delicious fudge.

Kevin said...

That fudge is looking really good!

Jeanne said...

Some of my earliest cooking memories are of making chocolate fudge with my mom - I used to eat all the little blobs of fudge that she put in cold water to test whether it had been boiled long enough :) I love the sound of peanut butter in the recipe!