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Carrot Cake Fudge

You know me- I love me some carrot cake!

And we all love fudge.

Two rights make a RIGHT. Thus, this has to be good. And trust me, it is. Epicly so. It’s like carrot cake in a teeny tiny, sweet little package. It can be made vegan. And it looks so cute in an Easter basket! Another suggestion? Cut it small enough to be hidden in those plastic eggs.

That‘s a prize worth hunting for.

Carrot Cake Fudge

2 12 oz. packages of white chocolate chips (vegan as necessary)

¾ cup shredded carrot

½ cup shredded coconut, toasted

¼ cup chopped walnuts

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

pinch of sea salt

1 cup sweetened condensed milk (for a vegan alternative, try this– it works fantastically!)

Mix all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium heat. Continue stirring until the milk starts to bubble. Let it simmer for a minute, using a spatula to scrape the sides of the pan so nothing burns. Remove from heat, and stir in the chocolate chips. Pour into a 11 x 3 pan lined with greased aluminum foil. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top, cover with plastic wrap and let it firm up in the fridge or freezer before cutting into squares and serving.

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Cookie Monster

The presents have been assembled and wrapped, and the treats have all been made…

So without further ado, I would like to introduce you to the cookie platter table that will be making its debut tomorrow:

By platter…

Cookie Platter #1:

  1. Pistachio Amaretto Bars (adapted from Food Gal)
  2. Seven Layer Cookies (family recipe)
  3. Alfajores (Dulce De Leche Sandwich Cookies) (from Saveur)
  4. Toffee Diamonds (from Gourmet Magazine, 2009)
  5. Shortbread (family recipe)
  6. Lebkuchen Pretzels (my own recipe)

Cookie Platter #2:

  1. Lemon Poppyseed Cookies
  2. Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
  3. Sambuca Cookies (from Gourmet Magazine, 1999)
  4. Chocolate Hugs Thumbprints (family recipe)
  5. Bon Bon Cookies (family recipe)
  6. Snickerdoodles (from How Sweet It Is)
  7. Sour Cream Cookies (family recipe)
  8. Toffee and Bark Platter:
  1. English Toffee (adapted from several recipes across the internet)
  2. Cinnamon Granola Bark
  3. Black and White Coconut Bark (family recipe)
  4. Crack Toffee Bark
  5. Salted Caramel Bark (my own recipe)

Fudge Platter:

  1. Maple Candy
  2. Mocha Coconut Fudge (from How Sweet It Is)
  3. Chocolate Fudge (family recipe)
  4. Spiked Eggnog Fudge
  5. White Peppermint Fudge
  6. Brown Butter Fudge (my own recipe)

BAM. Done. And someone will have to forklift me out of here on December 26th.

Happy last minute baking and cooking!

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Spiked Eggnog Fudge

I make like 15 kinds of fudge for Christmas.

Why not? It’s easy to make, you can try any flavor profile that you set your mind to (this might be next on my list), and makes a great gift. If you want to share, that is.

I probably won’t bore you with anymore fudge recipes after this one, though I’ve made a couple more in addition to peppermint fudge and the one I’m about to show you. You will get a glimpse when I show you the final cookie platter though. Maybe it will be a preview for next year?!

One of the best parts of this recipe is that it is not kid friendly. More for you. With a healthy dose of rum, these bring the party.

Naughty or nice? Both.

Spiked Eggnog Fudge

1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

24 oz (about 4 cups) white chocolate chips

1 tbsp vanilla extract

3 tbsp dark rum

1 tbsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp cinnamon

Pour milk and white chocolate into heavy small saucepan. Heat over very low heat, stirring constantly and scraping with a rubber spatula to be sure that the chocolate isn’t sticking and burning. Continue until white chocolate chips are almost completely melted. Remove from heat and stir until completely melted and smooth. Stir in extracts, rum, and spices until combined. Pour into a 10 x 9 inch pan lined with greased aluminum foil. Let set in the fridge or freezer until firm before slicing into cubes.

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