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- Francis Bacon

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Loveable Conversation ♥Heart♥ Fudge - have some fun with the kids!


If your little guy tongue-tied when it comes to expressing his feelings (heck the big ones are, too☺), let this microwave fudge do the talking. The recipe's simple enough for older children to do with a little supervision from you. If you have really little dudes in the house, let the older ones make the fudge and the little guys can help decorate! There's always room for everyone when it comes to some good times in the kitchen that will leave lasting memories. Because, that's what it's all about - right - making those memories. (PS: Posted this after I took the pain meds for my back - wonder what I'll find in the morning, hehehe.)

Ingredients

DARK CHOCOLATE LAYER:
1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Dash of salt

WHITE CHOCOLATE LAYER:
1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Dash of salt

OTHER INGREDIENTS AND MATERIALS:
Aluminum foil
64 conversation hearts
64 red foil bonbon cups or mini muffin cups
Clear or red cellophane wrap, cut into 64 5- by 6-inch rectangles
Sparkly pipe cleaners in red, pink, or silver Instructions

Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.

In a medium-size, microwave-safe bowl, combine the dark chocolate layer ingredients. Microwave the mixture on high at 30-second intervals until the chocolate is melted (about a minute), stirring at each interval. When the mixture's smooth, use a spatula to spread it evenly into the prepared pan.

In another medium-size microwave-safe bowl, combine the white chocolate layer ingredients. Repeat the melting process as described in step 2, but stir at 20-second intervals, as white chocolate tends to scorch easily. Spread the white chocolate evenly over the dark chocolate layer.

While the fudge is still warm, use a knife to gently score it into 1-inch squares, then put a candy heart on top of each square.

Chill the fudge uncovered in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until firm. Lift the foil to remove the fudge from the pan and place the whole hunk of fudge on a cutting board. Use a large knife (a parent's job) to cut apart the squares, then peel off the foil from the bottom.

Place each fudge square into a foil bonbon cup or mini muffin cup. Center the cup on a cellophane square and wrap it as shown on page 53, using 1-inch pieces of pipe cleaner to secure the ends. Makes 64 bite-size pieces. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for added firmness.

11 comments:

Website SEO said...

Thanks for the recipe. I love chocolates a lot it will help me a lot.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Yummy!
Debbie

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, Mimi the kid-lings are going to LOVE this. TY for sharing.

Happy Valentine's
Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Mimi, these look simple enough for even a candy making clodhopper like me to do!
My Jim loves dark chocolate. I'm thinking I could rank up some serious brownie points with this recipe of yours.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Mimi, these look simple enough for even a candy making clodhopper like me to do!
My Jim loves dark chocolate. I'm thinking I could rank up some serious brownie points with this recipe of yours.

crochet lady said...

Those are some great Valentines treats!

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jeanne said...

Good morning Mimi, my net was down for three days. sigh. thank you for your comment on PS. I am trying to catch up with everyone I missed. I have been posting ahead for the rest of this week because we are having another big snow storm this weekend.

Your microwave fudge is delightful Mimi. You are right, the kids will love making that delicious and pretty fudge. Yours looks wonderful.

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Jeanne

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GWENDOLYN said...

Mimi,
Thanks for sharing so many wonderful recipes with us! Do you have any raisin cookie recipes? My grandmother used to make cookies that were filled with raisins. They were my fave. I keep hoping I will find her recipe somewhere.
Blessings!
Gwen

Natasha said...

Wow, what a great recipe and I agree, my kids could easily make this. Thanks for sharing another great idea/recipe.

Best wishes, Natasha.