Make It Monday // Fricken' Easy Marbled Mint Fudge

During the holidays one of my favorite sweet treats is fudge.  I'd picked up dark chocolate & mint chips from the store sometime in December because I just couldn't resist them, but never got around to actually making the fudge until right now.  Here's my excuse - 1 bag was not enough to make the recipe I'd found and I just never picked any more up.  The other day I did find some more chips at the store so I thought I'd try my hand at making what I'd meant to make.
And since I just can't do things easy right off the bat I decided to divide my chips - they were dark chocolate & mint after all - and create a marbled look.  Let me tell you, this recipe is super, super easy.  If you have a sweet tooth like me you'll totally be making all the fudge all the time.  I used this 3 ingredient recipe and halved it to create my marbled fudge.

Ingredients :: 3 cups (two 10oz bags) chips, 1/4 cup butter, on 14oz can sweetened condensed milk.

I started by dividing the dark chocolate chips from the mint chips into two separate  bowls.  Two 10 oz bags gives you just a little bit more than you need - 1.5 cups of the dark mint and 1.5 cups of the mint chips.  Halve the butter and the condensed milk and add each to each bowl.  

Microwave each bowl until the chips melt, giving them a stir once or twice.  I found a fork works the best to evenly distribute the ingredients.
Once each set of chips is melted, begin to pour the mixture (one at a time) into a well greased 8x8 pan.  I lined my pan with foil to make the removal process easier.  The dark chocolate chips maintained a thicker consistency while the mint chips got more runny when heated, so I used the dark chocolate as the base - meaning I poured that one into the pan first.

Using a spoon, spread the chocolate around the bottom of the pan.  Once it is as evenly distributed as possible, top with the melted mint chips.  Since these were more runny it was easier to take my spoon and create an S design running back and forth with in the chocolate.  To get the best marbled effect, don't be afraid to really get in there with the spoon and stir things up.  Don't go too far though or you'll get a weird color if you mix it too well.  I do suggest using a spoon - at first I tried a toothpick but it wasn't sturdy enough to get a good mix going.  You may need the toothpick to pop any air bubbles that form while creating the marbled effect.  The tiny pinpricks did leave little holes when I popped the bubbles - but that obviously doesn't affect the taste!!

If you can't find the premade bags of chips, two 10oz bags of complimentary chips works too.  It will probably be easier since you don't have to divide them by hand!!

I can't wait to enjoy these little treats all year round - it will be fun to try my own little fudge combinations!

What is your favorite sweet treat?

xoxo, Moe

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm this looks so good! I have never actually seen mint chips before but now I really want to find some!


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