Thursday, March 24, 2011
Oreo Chocolate Fudge
Lil P finally recovered after 5 days but he has been sleeping ALOT. I actually haven't seen him sleep this much in years! It is either he is trying to get the rest he's missed all these years or he is on a growing spurt. So we measured him on Sunday and will check on it in a month...
I had to bring snacks for baseball game this past Sunday, and we did a chili hot dog / nachos theme and I brought chicken nachos, chips, fruits, and dessert. I made white chocolate chip cookies with macadamia nuts. It was ok only. I wanted it to be thick and chewy but it's thin and chewy...only 50% of my goal. boo. But the Oreo Fudge was a HUGE hit!
45 Oreo cookes
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
1/4 tsp salt
1 can condense milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 squares of Baker's semi sweet chocolate
3 packets Nestle's pre-melted unsweeten chocolate
3/4 c semi sweet chocolate chips
1) Finely crush (or put in food processor) 36 oreo cookies, place in a bowl.
2) Melt butter and pour into cookie crumbs, mix well.
3) Press butter crumb mixture into a 9x11 pan with foil that extents further on the side (this will help pull up the content to cut)
4) Place chocolate squares in a microwave safe bowl. Melt chocolate squares in microwave 40% with 30 seconds intervals until melted (mix it with a spatual each 30 seconds)
5) Pour in pre-melted chocolate and condense milk into the melted chocolate. Stir and mix well.
6) Pour chocolate/condense milk mixture on top of the butter crumb mixture, carefully spread them evenly. Recommend to pour them into 8 separate areas and spread them using a butter sprayed spatula. (otherwise the crumbs will pull up and make it hard to spread)
7) Coarsely crush the rest of the oreo cookies and sprinkle the crushed cookies and the chocolate chips on top of the chocolate/condense milk mixture.
8) Bake for 20 minutes in the oven at 325 degrees.
9) Let cool, then place in fridge for one hour.
10) pull out fudge with foil, slice them into squares or bars with a pizza roller.
Here is a pic of the Chicken Nachos I was able to snap before I packed it up. I have mentioned this recipe here.
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