artsy-fartsy mama: Cookies 'n Cream Fudge

Cookies 'n Cream Fudge

There are a few kinds of dessert recipes I try to stay away from. Not just to avoid a growing waistline, but mostly because they seem intimidating and have a reputation of not being for beginners. Toffee, candy, and fudge are at the top of my list of ones to avoid. Just the thought of thermometers and the never-ending list of things you have to have perfect scares me enough to just move on to something easier. Like opening a bag of Oreos and being done with it.

Until now. I've found a shortcut recipe that makes fudge easy enough for a beginner like me to make without a problem. No thermometers, no fancy tricks. If you like cookies 'n cream ANYTHING, this fudge is perfection. Rich and smooth, you are guaranteed to impress your friends. Especially the ones who are fudge connoisseurs. Plus, you can do what I did and make sure to tell everyone how you slaved over the stove to make it... even though it only took about 10 minutes of real work!

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 (5-oz.) can evaporated milk
2 (12-oz.) packages white chocolate chips
1 (7-oz.) jar marshmallow cream
3 cups coarsely crushed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies {about 25 cookies}
Pinch of salt

  1. Line a greased 9" square pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
    {A 9" square pan will make pretty thick fudge. Use a 9x13" pan for thinner fudge}
  2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Set the timer and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat. Add in white chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, 2 cups crushed cookies, and salt. Stir until chips are melted and everything is blended.
  4. Pour fudge into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cookies over fudge, gently pressing cookies into fudge. Cover and chill until firm {about 1 to 2 hours}.
  5. Lift uncut fudge in aluminum foil from pan; remove foil, and cut fudge into squares.
    {I was able to get 25 squares from a 9" square pan}
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  1. Holy yum! I'm going to have to try this, it looks delicious!

  2. Sounds delicious! I have a similar recipe for plain chocolate fudge and it's super easy. Pinning this.

  3. ooh I'm excited to try it this looks so yummy

  4. This looks amazing, Lindsay. I need beginner recipes. ;) Thanks for sharing!!

  5. This looks SO good! I pinned it for when I don't have a zillion treats already laying around! :)

  6. I have never made fudge, for the same reasons you mentioned. This looks soooooo yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

  7. And now my preggo self wants fudge. Do you deliver?! It's raining, and I don't want to leave the house!

  8. OMG...why am I on a diet now?! This looks so gooood!

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  10. Oh.My.Yum! My absolute favorite candy bar is the Hershey's Cookies n' Cream bar, and these look like they might even be better! Totally trying this recipe! I just started a brand new link party on my blog, and I'd love for you to link up this recipe for all my readers! I am sure they would love it, too!

  11. A cup of coffee would go great with these. I'm currently hosting a giveaway to win a $20 Starbucks gift card and would love for you to enter!

  12. Hi,
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    Myrna and Joye.

  13. YUM YUM YUM!

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  14. Did you by any chance mean condensed milk? I tried this and it was a fail...never solidified. :( I was so sad!

  15. I made some and it never solidified...did you mean condensed milk instead of evaporated milk? I want to know what I did wrong, because it looks so yummy!! Thanks!

    1. Nope, I used evaporated milk. Not sure what happened for yours to fail :( So sorry!!

    2. you may have not heated the fudge up enough. it has to be heated to a certain temperature for it to solidify properly :)


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