There’s no rule that says chocolate fudge has to be brown or square. So why not have fun with it? This colorful forest of fudge trees would make a fantastic edible centerpiece for any holiday gathering.
Just skewer the fudgy triangles onto wooden sticks, display them in a sugar-filled container, and let tiny hands or big appetites pick out the right-sized tree treat to enjoy. There’s no need to be perfect with shapes or colors either. In fact, the more varied, the better.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 12 ounces white chocolate chips
- 1 jar (7-ounce) marshmallow cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 shades of green food coloring
- Wooden skewers
- Granulated sugar (to fill your decorative container)
Line 3 small containers (4″ x 8″ or smaller) with aluminum foil and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
Over low heat, stir and melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the sour cream, sugar, and salt. Increase the heat to medium and stir until the sugar melts. Increase the heat to high, stirring until it comes to a boil. Using a candy thermometer, cook and stir the fudge until it reads 235 F (113 C). Remove the pan from the heat and add the white chocolate chips and the marshmallow cream. Stir until smooth. (If necessary, return the fudge to the heat to melt the chips.)
Add the vanilla and a few drops of your lightest green food coloring. Stir well. Pour approximately 1/3 of the lightly-colored fudge into the first container.
Add a few drops of your medium-green food coloring to the remaining fudge in the pan. Stir well. Pour half of the medium-green colored fudge into the next container.
Add a few drops of your darkest green food coloring to the remaining fudge in the pan. Stir well. Pour into the last container. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
Take the fudge out of the containers and remove the foil. Cut into assorted triangle shapes and sizes.
Insert various lengths of wooden skewers.
Display in a vase, bowl, or decorative container filled with granulated sugar.
Note: Fudge can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.