A Southern Grace: hostess heaven #giveaway

November 14, 2017

hostess heaven #giveaway

Yum

Vietnamese coffee fudge. Vietnamese coffee, which makes use of sweetened condensed milk, is perfect for people who add lots of cream and sugar to their black coffee.


Vietnamese coffee fudge, on the other hand, is perfect for everyone with a sweet tooth! This rich confection combines chocolate with sweetened condensed milk and a hint of coffee extract. As you may have heard, coffee brings out the very best in chocolate desserts, accentuating its flavors and bringing out nuances that otherwise might be lost!

The extract I used is Pure Coffee Extract from Nielsen-Massey. This company was founded over a century ago and makes products that are all-natural and free of gluten, allergens, and GMOs. This particular extract is carefully distilled from premium coffee beans and is easy to keep on hand, unlike ground coffee or beans, which rapidly lose their flavor.


Nielsen-Massey has partnered with McCrea's Candies to make a phenomenal gift basket perfect for any occasion. McCrea’s quest is to find perfect combinations of smooth, sweet, fresh, and unexpected using the fewest possible ingredients, and their mission is simple--make the world's best caramel. I can tell you honestly that they're definitely in the running!

Speaking of gifts, this fudge is wonderful for snacking and for giving away! I can't think of a single host or hostess who wouldn't be thrilled to receive such a decadent gift--you'll be the very best guest, especially if you include the goodies from Nielsen-Massey and McCrea's Candies too! If you'd like a chance to win a gift basket of your very own from McCrea's and Nielsen-Massey (for keeping to yourself or for sharing), it's your lucky day!


Items included within the gift basket:
·McCrea's Black Lava Sea Salt Caramels (5.5 oz tube, $14.95) — Rich, creamy caramel with crystals of Hawaiian black sea salt. A moment in paradise.
·McCrea's Classic Vanilla Caramels (5.5 oz tube, $14.95) — McCrea's original caramel generously infused with sweet, aromatic vanilla. For the purist
·Nielsen-Massey's Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar (7.5 oz jar, $23) — A flavorful blend of gourmet baker's sugar and the pinnacle of all vanillas, Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract. Use it in any recipe where vanilla and the sweetness of sugar are desired.
·Nielsen-Massey's Pure Coffee Extract (2 oz bottle, $9) — The rich, freshly brewed flavor is achieved through our careful distillation of premium coffee beans.


For your chance to win, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter after the recipe. I'll announce the winner in a week! Good luck, and good gifting!

Vietnamese Coffee Fudge
(printable recipe)
Makes 36-48 pieces
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet or dark chocolate morsels, or some combination thereof
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey's Pure Coffee Extract
  • 1-2 cups mini marshmallows
Directions:
Line an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with foil.
Combine morsels and sweetened condensed milk in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Warm over lowest possible heat, stirring until smooth.
Alternatively, microwave the morsels and milk at 50% for 15-30 seconds at a time, stirring between each heating.
Once uniformly blended, stir in the extracts and marshmallows.
Spread evenly into the prepared baking pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
Lift the fudge from the pan and peel off the foil. Cut into 36-48 pieces.

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39 comments:

Angie Schneider said...

What a great giveaway! The coffee fudge looks so tempting, Grace.

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

That fudge looks super scrumptious! All these items sound really lovely, too.

Abby said...

That fudge looks delicious!!

1porkchop said...

My sister in law loves to bake and decorate cakes, so whenever we are having a party for a birthday, she makes everyone individual cakes. She is really into the presentation.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

My friend Pam is the best hostess I know, in fact we call her the real Martha Stewart. She makes everything from scratch and everything is always delicious.

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

The best hostess I've ever known is my mom. She taught everything I know about hospitality!

Agness of Run Agness Run said...

I wouldn't be a fan of the Vietnamese coffee, but that treat seems like a perfect dessert for me, Grace! ;)

Elena said...

The best hostess I've ever known was my long-time friend Narine from Alaska. I came to visit her several years ago and I truly enjoyed staying at her house, for many reasons. First of all, my room had plenty, and I mean plenty, of blankets and pillows, and I got to sleep in. Second, she made waffles from scratch in the morning and served them with homemade blueberry preserves. Third, we had a day full of conversation, laughter, and great food at her place. I truly enjoyed my visit with her!

Annette said...

My mother was the best hostess. She was all about formalities and made sure all the guests were tended to. There were always cloth napkins and tablecloths along with lots of silver pieces. She's still alive but has dementia. I dread cleaning out her vast amount of cabinets/storage areas, because they are full of party essentials. My sister nor I have room for all of it!

Kathy B said...

My friend Pat is the best hostess - and the best guest. I know this basket would make a perfect hostess gift, but I might need to keep it for myself!

Emma - Bake Then Eat said...

I love homemade fudge yours look so good. I'd love a bite or two ;)

Christina Hartnett said...

I haven't had fudge in a loooooong time. I love the addition of espresso. Espresso makes chocolate taste even more chocolatey! That fudge would last -10 seconds in my house. I said -10 seconds because knowing me I would eat so much of the batter there wouldn't be anything left to make fudge WITH!

Gingi Freeman said...

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Susan Christy said...

The owner of a business I worked for in the 80's was the best hostess. She was a gracious lady, soft spoken and well mannered who created beautiful tablescapes, served delicious food and made it look so easy. No one ever left one of her soirees without a huge smile and lots of stories to tell about the event.

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen said...

WHAT? This has to be the best fudge I've ever seen. Vietnamese coffee is such a treat! Combine it with fudge and I'm a happy girl

beth said...

The best hostess is my mother because she is always trying to make people comfortable and trying new things.

Marjie said...

My grandmother was a great hostess, and a great cook (artist, seamstress, decorator...). I always think about what she would do when I'm planning my domestic moves. Your fudge looks terrific!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I love the sound of this fudge as I love Vietnamese coffee! :D

Tania|My Kitchen Stories said...

Great recipe Grace. Good manner visitors are hard to come by these days. At least to my house anyway!

Lauren said...

My mom is the best hostess I know. Gracious and kind and a wonderful cook.

latanya t said...

my cousin is the best hostess

Mita said...

The best hostess is my mother

Krista W. said...

My grandma is my favorite hostess

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

My cousin is the best hostess I know! She always made sure everyone was fed and laughing!

Annamarie Voss said...

My friend Anita is the best hostess I know she always has good food, decorates and often has gifts for people to take home.

nickieisis3 said...

My husband he really good at hosting

D Johnson said...

It would be my sister. She's great as making people feel at ease and welcome. Plus, she has a cheery personality.

Ally said...

We have a friend who always has several foods for everyone, regardless of food preferences, and who always knows when I'm getting chilly and will get up and bring me a blanket, without even my saying anything.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

My friend Laura. She is a phenomenal hostess. Always prepared. Everyone feels welcome. I could go on and on. She truly is the best!

Billie Beal said...

I hope it's me this year

Anny Banouvong said...

The best hostess is my mom and grandmother, they always make the best meals and delicious desserts!!

laura bernard said...

my mom@

Kimberly Myers said...

My sister is the best hostest. She always makes everything so fun. Everyone always goes to her house for things. Always a lot of great food.

Lauren Reis said...

Mmm, that fudge looks AMAZING!! The best hostess I've ever known is definitely my sister. From instantly making you feel welcome and at home in her house to having the most deliciously prepared foods on hand (and they are always plentiful!). The one skill of hers that I envy the most is that she incorporates all of those little touches, a fanciful twist on recipe, an artfully arranged veggy tray, a little take-home bag with recipes and samples for when you're leaving - and she makes it all look effortless!

Adina said...

Oh my, the fudge looks delicious! I've never made fudge myself, but I had some in summer in France (also coffee fudge), what a delight!

Mol moll said...

What a beautiful post! The best hostess I've ever know is my mother. She really goes out of her way to make sure all her guests feel at home and have a wonderful visit.

Pam said...

Great giveaway! The fudge looks AMAZING!

Michael James said...

my mom is definitely the best hostess :)

lisa is cooking said...

This sounds like an amazing twist on fudge! I love coffee flavor in sweets. I might not want to share this after making it!