Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Tootsie Roll Fudge



It's December already! Seriously, where does the time go??

It seems like Christmas has crept up on me, and I'm left high and dry without any gift ideas for anyone. Great, right?




Which is weird for me, I usually get most of my Christmas shopping done months in advance. The only reason I can think of as to why I was so well prepared was because I worked at Safeway, so as soon as Halloween was over, it was Christmas all the time, every day, all day at that place.

You'd have thought me to be quite the Grinch if you saw me at work at the time. The Christmas songs they play on repeat could drive anyone insane. Have you ever heard the instrumental version of The Twelve Days of Christmas?? Have you?? It's SO repetitive and ridiculous, I just want to pull my hair out.

DAH dun da da duh
DAH dun da da duh
DAH dun da da duh
DAH dun da da duh
...

When will it ever end??




So naturally, when I'm stressed I bake. And I thought: Why not use up all these Tootsie Rolls left over from Halloween and make my first fudge ever?

And then a brilliant idea came into my head: what if, as a backup present for anyone I forget, I will give them some of this festive fudge.

And how is it festive? Well I made them with green and red M&Ms...DUH!

This fudge had just the right amount of sweet with hints of peanut butter coming through, that I really don't think I can make a better holiday treat than this. But of course, this won't stop me from trying.




Adapted from Taste of Home 
What you'll need:

-2 cups tootsie rolls
-2 tablespoons peanut butter
-2 tablespoons butter
-3 3/4 cups icing sugar
-2 tablespoons milk
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
+M&M's


Directions:

    1.   Line an 8x8 inch square pan with aluminum foil. Lightly spray the foil and set aside.
    2.   In a medium saucepan, melt the tootsie rolls, peanut butter and butter over low heat, stirring constantly. Slowly mix in the icing sugar, milk and vanilla.
    3.   Pour the mixture evenly onto the prepared pan. Press the M&M's into the fudge and let cool. Cut into squares.


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17 comments:

  1. I'm not a huge tootsie roll fan, not because of flavor but because of the chewiness. I think its a genius idea to melt them down and make them into fudge. I bet this tastes great :)

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  2. The only bright side to Channukah being early is the fact that all my Christmas shopping is done too!

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  3. What a delicious idea . Thanks :)

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  4. Tis the season for Fudge, and I'm loving this unique idea. And yes, great for gifts.

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  5. Hi Cathleen,

    I thought Easter and our Aussie winter were here a few months ago... Now, Christmas!!! Can't believe that!

    I like these Toosie roll fudge. I will happy if I receive this delicious treat for Christmas.

    Zoe

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  6. Very creative way to use up some Halloween candy! I'm not really prepared for Christmas yet either... but I guess I had better get moving!

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  7. Great idea !
    They look really cute an delicious

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  8. These look so good Cathleen, and I love the small bite size...yum!
    Hope you are enjoying your week :D

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  9. A gift of fudge would make me super happy! Love this!

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  10. This is awesome. I LOVE the tootsie rolls in your fudge, and I love love fudge to begin with :) YUM!

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  11. When my kids go trick or treating the one thing I always sneak out of the bag is tootsie rolls. I love this fudge.

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  12. Oh my goodness...I haven't had tootsie rolls in AGES. Serious craving now! Thank you for sharing. This is so much fun!

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  13. MMMM! love! I haven't had tootsie rolls in forever and I LOVE this idea!

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  14. wow, looking great, i want to made this for next sunday school..
    i guess the kids would crazy about it!

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  15. I've never heard of fudge made with tootsie rolls! So cool :)

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  16. OMG genius!!! I love tootsie rolls and who would have thought to put them in fudge...!

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