Winter White Red Velvet Fudge

Winter White Red Velvet Fudge - A delicious, beautiful fudge for any season; not just winter! Try it for your next party; or for fun gifts to give relatives, neighbors and friends.

I’ve been in mad-scientist mode again this past week. Don’t ask my why, but an idea to make Winter White Red Velvet Fudge popped into my head out of nowhere. I loved the idea and thought it would be a delightful treat for Valentines and also for Christmas, so I started tinkering in my little kitchen/chemistry lab. It had to be really pretty and even more important; super delicious, right?

Winter White Red Velvet Fudge - A delicious, beautiful fudge for any season; not just winter! Try it for your next party; or for fun gifts to give relatives, neighbors and friends.

I tossed around a few ideas and in the end, decided that a swirly fudge would be perfect. That’s where winter white entered the picture; with the deep, red velvet color I thought a soft white would be complimentary and quite Valentine-ish. So I set to work.

I used an old-time favorite fudge recipe for the base. It’s the one that’s been on the back of the marshmallow creme jar for a hundred years (well, maybe not quite), you’ve probably seen it. I used white chocolate chips instead of the semi-sweet chocolate that’s called for in the recipe and substituted half & half for the evaporated milk. Other than that I followed the recipe pretty closely, using the microwave method although I’ve also included the stovetop method (both recipes below – the stovetop method may be a bit more precise as microwave can vary quite a bit in power).

When it was almost finished (according to the recipe), it wasn’t really finished… at least in my book. This is where I began to have fun. I transferred half of the hot mixture to a separate bowl, added semi-sweet chocolate chips and a splash of red food color. A good stir was all it took to melt the chips and transform the white chocolate mixture to a rich deep red – a red velvet red to be precise!

 Winter White Red Velvet Fudge - A delicious, beautiful fudge for any season; not just winter! Try it for your next party; or for fun gifts to give relatives, neighbors and friends.

It took a few batches to get everything right, especially the swirling technique, but I think it’s perfect now and quite simple too.

 Winter White Red Velvet Fudge - A delicious, beautiful fudge for any season; not just winter! Try it for your next party; or for fun gifts to give relatives, neighbors and friends.

I showed a preview of this yummy treat on Facebook last night. A sweet friend left a comment; “My coworkers are going to love you!”. If you need a little love or want to spread a little love, whip up a batch of this silky smooth, crazy-good Winter White Red Velvet Fudge. Do it!

P.S. If you enjoy Red Velvet, I have a feeling you’ll love these Red Velvet Kiss Cookies. They’re the most fun, delicious, festive, and romantic cookies you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting!! Love cupcakes? Here’s our favorite recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes from The Hummingbird bakery, a famous London cupcake shop.

Red Velvet Kiss Cookies - the most delicious, fun, festive cookies you'll ever have the pleasure of meeting!

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Winter White Red Velvet Fudge - Microwave Method
 
Winter White Red Velvet Fudge - A delicious, beautiful fudge for any season; not just winter! Try it for your next party; or for fun gifts to give relatives, neighbors and friends.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Ingredients
  • 3 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ⅔ cup half & half*
  • 1 12-ounce bag white chocolate chips (2 cups)
  • 1 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme**
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, about 6 ounces
  • 3 tablespoons red food coloring (I use liquid)
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9-inch square pan lightly with cooking spray, then line it with a double thickness of foil (this will make it much easier to lift out of the pan later) with ends of foil extending over sides. Spray lightly again and wipe out any excess spray with a paper towel.
  2. Place semi-sweet chocolate chips and food coloring in a heat-safe bowl. Set aside.
  3. Place butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Be sure to use a large bowl as mixture will bubble up furiously while cooking. Also make sure the bowl is made of a microwave-safe material, otherwise it will become very hot and you could burn yourself when removing it from the microwave. I use a large glass bowl. Cover with a paper towel to prevent spattering. Cook on high for 1½ minutes or until butter is melted.
  4. Add sugar and half and half; mix well. Microwave on high power for 3 minutes, stir and cook another 2 minutes. Stir well. If butter seems to separate out of the mixture, don't worry, just keep stirring till it mixes back in. Scrape down sides of bowl and return to microwave. Microwave 3 more minutes, stir again, then finish with another 2½ minutes in the microwave.
  5. Remove from microwave, add marshmallow creme and stir. Add white chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir until very smooth and all ingredients are well incorporated.
  6. Immediately, transfer about ½ of the hot white chocolate mixture to the bowl you prepared in step 2. (The white chocolate mixture will be very hot and will melt the dark chocolate chips). Stir well with a strong handled spatula or wooden spoon until chocolate chips are completely melted and incorporated.
  7. Working quickly, with two clean medium-size ice cream scoops or 2 tablespoons, plop scoops of each mixture in a random pattern into a prepared pan.
  8. When complete, lift up pan and drop from about 1-inch above work surface. Repeat several times to remove any air bubbles. Jiggle pan to smooth surface then take a small knife, coated with a bit of butter and run the blade back and forth through the fudge to create the swirly effect. Use the blade, (like you're cutting something) not the flat part of the knife to do this. Check out the picture, see the pattern on the right? That's with the blade, on the left, I used the flat edge, not so pretty! Winter White Red Velvet Fudge - A delicious, beautiful fudge for any season; not just winter! Try it for your next party; or for fun gifts to give relatives, neighbors and friends.
  9. Cool completely. Use foil handles to lift fudge from pan before cutting into squares.
Notes
A few notes for those of you living outside the U.S.
This recipe calls for a few ingredients that may be unfamiliar to you:
Half and half - this is just an American convenience product that many people use in their coffee. It's simply a combination of half milk and half cream (the kind you use for whipping). You could also substitute evaporated milk for this if that is available.
Marshmallow creme, also known as marshmallow fluff. If this is not available you can easily make your own.

Winter White Red Velvet Fudge - Stovetop Method
 
Winter White Red Velvet Fudge - A delicious, beautiful fudge for any season; not just winter! Try it for your next party; or for fun gifts to give relatives, neighbors and friends.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Ingredients
  • 3 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ⅔ cup half & half*
  • 1 12-ounce bag white chocolate chips (2 cups)
  • 1 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme**
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, about 6 ounces or 1 cup
  • 3 tablespoons red food coloring (I use liquid)
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9-inch square pan lightly with cooking spray, then line it with a double thickness of foil (this will make it much easier to lift out of the pan later) with ends of foil extending over sides. Spray lightly again and wipe out any excess spray with a paper towel.
  2. Place semi-sweet chocolate chips and food coloring in a heat-safe bowl. Set aside.
  3. Bring sugar, butter and half and half to full rolling boil in 3-qt. saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook 4 min. or until candy thermometer reaches 234°F, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  4. Add white chocolate chips and marshmallow creme; stir until melted. Add vanilla; mix well.
  5. Immediately, transfer about ½ of this cooked white chocolate mixture to the bowl you prepared in step 2. (The white chocolate mixture will be very hot and will melt the dark chocolate chips). Stir well with a strong handled spatula or wooden spoon until chocolate chips are completely melted and incorporated.
  6. Working quickly, with two clean medium-size ice cream scoops or 2 tablespoons, plop scoops of each mixture in a random pattern into a prepared pan. Winter White Velvet Fudge
  7. When complete, lift up pan and drop from about 1-inch above work surface. Repeat several times to remove any air bubbles. Jiggle pan to smooth surface then take a small knife, coated with a bit of butter and run the blade back and forth through the fudge to create the swirly effect. Use the blade, (like you're cutting something) not the flat part of the knife to do this. Check out the picture, see the pattern on the right? That's with the blade, on the left, I used the flat edge, not so pretty! Winter White Red Velvet Fudge - A delicious, beautiful fudge for any season; not just winter! Try it for your next party; or for fun gifts to give relatives, neighbors and friends.
  8. Cool completely. Use foil handles to lift fudge from pan before cutting into squares.
Notes
A few notes for those of you living outside the U.S.
This recipe calls for a few ingredients that may be unfamiliar to you:
Half and half - this is just an American convenience product that many people use in their coffee. It's simply a combination of half milk and half cream (the kind you use for whipping). You could also substitute evaporated milk for this if that is available.
Marshmallow creme, also known as marshmallow fluff. If this is not available you can easily make your own.

Winter White Red Velvet Fudge - A delicious, beautiful fudge for any season; not just winter! Try it for your next party; or for fun gifts to give relatives, neighbors and friends.



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