Easy microwave fudge swirled with fun colours, topped with icing and transformed into cute Monster Fudge!
Hello Real Housemoms readers. I’m Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic. I’m one of Aubrey’s monthly food contributors. I’m excited to be here at Real Housemoms sharing recipes with you. If you’re looking for easy recipes I’m your go to gal. With two busy hooligans I’ve learned some tricks over the years.
I’ve always been a huge foodie. I’ve been cooking for over 30 years and love every minute I spend in the kitchen. I even took over the grilling duties about 20 years ago. I got really tired of eating hockey pucks for dinner because my hubs is easily distracted. So I taught myself to grill. You can follow my grilling antics on my other blog, Kiss My Smoke. Anyone can learn how to grill, it’s not as complicated as it seems.
Anyone can cook too. If you find cooking difficult try starting with easy recipes to build your confidence. My advice to new cooks, or nervous cooks, is to start small and work your way up. Typically pastas and casseroles are a great way to start. You will start to get more adventurous with each successful dish.
Some folks are intimidated by baking. You really do not need to fear baking. If I can do it anyone can. I’m a total klutz in the kitchen, and in life. So if I can learn to cook and excel at it so can you.
The key to baking is to follow recipes. If you’re not the type to follow recipes I highly suggest you really study the baking basics first before experimenting. Baking involves science, each ingredient serves a purpose and it’s important to know what those purposes are. Once you know that you can start to branch out and experiment.
Fudge can be complicated. If you’re not used to baking and try making old-fashioned fudge you are going to get discouraged. Recipes like that require a candy thermometer and some skill. They take practice and patience. So for new bakers I always suggest easy fudge recipes. Ones that can be done quickly and easily without any special equipment.
So I suggest tackling this Easy Monster Fudge for Halloween. This recipe uses sweetened condensed milk, and is cooked in the microwave. It’s fool proof, easy and relatively quick. It will result in a softer fudge than if you made a more traditional fudge. But when it comes to fudge, creamy is good.
Once you get the hang of making fudge you can jump in with both feet and make my Chocolate Monster Fudge. That one requires some patience and know-how but it’s the best old-fashioned type fudge I’ve ever tasted. It’s my go-to recipe for a more traditional type of fudge.
Either choice is fun for Halloween. You can also just make them sans googly eyes for every day. Once you learn to make fudge you will want to make it all the time. And who could blame you. It’s absolutely delicious. Enjoy.
- 1 package of edible googly eyes
- Frosting homemade or store bought
- The first thing you want to do is decide how many colours you want to use. Set the food colouring on the counter. Once you decide how many colours you want to use, you can set aside the same amount of small dishes/jars for mixing each individual colour. Set those aside.
- Line a small pan with parchment paper, then spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- In a large microwave safe bowl or measuring cup combine the white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk. Pop the bowl in the microwave for 1 minute, remove and stir, then pop back in for another 1 to 2 minutes, checking it every 30 seconds. Everyone's microwave is different so be sure to check every 30 seconds. It's done when the white chocolate melts smoothly into the sweetened condensed milk. It should be slightly thick, not runny. Do not over cook it.
- Remove from the microwave and pour a little in each jar you set aside earlier.
- Now add 1 to 2 drops of one colour in each jar. Use a popsicle stick to mix. Add the confectioners sugar equally into each jar, mix again.
- Now you want to randomly drop each colour of fudge mixture into the pan. There's no rhyme or reason to it. Just drop colours here and there and keep layering them. Once they are layered you can take a toothpick or blunt edge of a knife and drag it through to make swirls or designs.
- Place the fudge in the fridge for about 4 hours minimum, or overnight.
- Remove from fridge and slice the fudge into small squares.
For the Decorations:
- Place frosting in the a piping bag and pipe a small rosette on each slice. (I made two quick batches. I used 1/2 cup confectioners sugar, 1 drop food colouring and 1 tablespoon heavy cream, and mixed. Super easy to make. Or just pick up some pre-made frosting.)
- Place googly eyes on each piece randomly.
If you’re concerned about food colouring you can just make white chocolate or milk chocolate fudge. Or use natural products to colour the fudge. This is a personal choice. No judgement from me whether you do or don’t. I don’t sweat the small stuff in life. Everything in moderation, including moderation if you ask me.
You can make this fudge without the googly eyes too. There’s no rule saying it has to be monsters. It’s just as fun and colourful without the googly eyes.
Hope you enjoy the recipe. I love making fudge so I’m sure there will be more fudge recipes at some point. If you’re a serious fudge fanatic make sure you try the chocolate fudge version of these. It’s the kind you need a candy thermometer for, but it’s totally worth the effort.