I love fudge, I even contemplated starting a fudge business at one point. This fudge is one of my all time favorite candies, everyone loves that it tastes just like those orange cream ice cream bars. My mother-in-law made this last year at Thanksgiving and my father-in-law had so much fun telling everyone to try the new cheese that they found. It was funny to see the look on every one’s faces as they discovered it was fudge, not cheese. We were fooled because the color does kind of resemble cheese. I made this batch for a friend’s birthday and it makes a great gift for the holidays.
My mother-in-law found this great recipe in Taste of Home Healthy Cooking magazine. A makeover recipe, so get this, fudge with fewer calories and less fat! Now you gotta love that! If you cut them in 1 inch squares, they say 45 calories and 2 grams of fat. So you can eat fudge with little or no guilt. Take note, because I don’t share too many recipes that are without guilt!
I have a few more fudge recipes to share as soon as I make a list and gather some ingredients, so check back and you’ll be set for holiday candies! I really hope you will try this, it is so good!
Orange Cream Marbled Fudge
from Taste of Home Healthy Cooking
2 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 package 12 oz white chocolate chips
1 jar 7 oz marshmallow creme
3 teaspoons orange extract
12 drops yellow food coloring
9 drops red food coloring
Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with foil and coat with cooking spray; set aside. In a small heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, evaporated milk, and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in chips and marshmallow creme until smooth.
Remove 1 cup and set aside. Add extract and food coloring to the remaining mixture; stir until blended. Pour into prepared pan. Pour reserved mixture over the top; cut through mixture with a knife to swirl. Cover and refrigerate until set.
Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Discard foil; cut fudge into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.