Make A Yummy Forest of Festive Fudge Trees

Recipe: Forest Of Fudge

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.

Recipe: Forest Of Fudge

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.

Recipe: Forest Of Fudge

Ingre­di­ents

  • 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)
Recipe: Forest Of Fudge

Step 1
Line 3 small con­tain­ers (4″ x 8″ or smaller) with alu­minum foil and spray the foil with non­stick cook­ing spray.

Recipe: Forest Of Fudge

Step 2
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.)

Recipe: Forest Of Fudge

Step 3
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.

Recipe: Forest Of Fudge

Step 4
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.

Recipe: Forest Of Fudge

Step 5
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.

Recipe: Forest Of Fudge

Step 6
Take the fudge out of the con­tain­ers and remove the foil. Cut into assorted tri­an­gle shapes and sizes.

Recipe: Forest Of Fudge

Step 7
Insert var­i­ous lengths of wooden skewers.

Recipe: Forest Of Fudge

Step 8
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.

Enjoy!

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  • http://faiblessed.com/ Faib­lessed

    I.. have a hard time believ­ing that “San­dra Den­neler can’t make a grilled cheese sand­wich with­out burn­ing it”!

  • San­dra Denneler

    Ha! It’s 100% true. Seri­ously. My hus­band can ver­ify. I cook every­thing on HIGH. (I have the patience of a flea when it comes to cook­ing. But bak­ing is a dif­fer­ent story…..)

  • Melissa Kojima

    What a fun idea! And yummy too!

  • Monique

    Funny, I Love this!!!

  • http://jonbearandcarlyngirl.blogspot.com.au/ c.brody

    That is such a good idea! You’re right, I never thought of fudge in dif­fer­ent colours to brown. I think chil­dren will really love the forest.

  • http://www.thehomeyowl.blogspot.com/ Sta­cia

    This is such a fun way to dec­o­rate for a hol­i­day party!