Almond Joy Bark Recipe

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!

Almond Joy Bark Recipe

Giving gifts during the holidays is said to stem from the gifts given to baby Jesus by the three wise men. The tradition is in honor of showing a heart of giving and humility as well as sacrifice. In other words, it’s all about caring about others and not ourselves. It’s unknown when candy began being given as a present during the holidays. However, it’s a very popular gift and is often homemade by the giver.

I am one of those people that love giving out treats for the holidays. They always say that food is one of those gifts you can never go wrong with. As long as you know the person well enough in order to give them something they will like with any diet restrictions or allergies in mind. It is never fun to get a gift you cannot use. This Almond Joy Bark has been a huge success in recent years, which is why I just had to share it with you.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


How Do You Make Almond Joy Bark?

You cannot believe how easy this candy recipe is! When I first made it, I thought maybe I had skipped a step or something. This recipe simply involves lining a cookie sheet with parchment paper before pouring the ingredients together on top of it, and letting them cool. Once your cookie sheet is lined with parchment paper, place your chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl. Place in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between until the chocolate is fully melted. Pour it evenly across the cookie sheet and immediately sprinkle shredded coconut and almond pieces across the top. Let it cool in the fridge for an hour before breaking it into random pieces. Seriously, that is all it takes.

Tips for Making Almond Joy Bark

• The coconut oil gives a nice coconut aroma to the bark. In case you do not have any, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil or shortening. This will prevent any seizing of the chocolate. Also add ½ a teaspoon of coconut extract to the melted chocolate to get that alluring coconut aroma.
• If you are running short on time, the chocolate may sit up quicker than an hour. Giving it an hour is a precaution. You can also try the freezer.
• This recipe can be stored in the freezer or fridge in an airtight container. If storing pieces on top of each other, it may be beneficial to separate them with wix or parchment paper.
• Do not overheat the chocolate. Use short bursts in the microwave and stir in between to smooth out any lumps.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


Common Questions About Almond Joy Bark

Why is My Chocolate Bark Soft?

Sometimes if chocolate is overcooked or undercooked, it will not react the way you need it to in order to make a bark. This is why it is important to not add any extra ingredients to the chocolate and melt it in 30-second or less increments. You want your chocolate to be smooth and creamy when you pour it out to form the bark. If it is not, something is wrong and it is most likely undercooked or overcooked. If you have added ingredients to the chocolate, one of them may be reacting with the chocolate, causing it to change consistency. I know this can happen with certain gel dyes.

What is Chocolate Bark Made of?

Chocolate bark is literally just a large sheet of chocolate. Of course, there can be a number of ingredients added to it, depending on the type of chocolate bark it is. However, the base of all chocolate bark is just pure chocolate, melted down to form a large sheet. Common toppings are nuts, candies, coconut, other chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc.

Can You Freeze Chocolate Bark?

Depending on your toppings, most chocolate barks can be frozen for up to a month, in an airtight container, but the chocolate may change color. The best way to store it is to separate each layer with wax paper so that the portions desired, are easily removed without making a mess of the rest of the bark. Certain toppings may keep the bark from being frozen though. For example, sometimes cereal and cracker pieces are used on top of the bark and these ingredients would not hold up well after being frozen. They would turn mushy and stale which is not very appetizing.

Is Almond Bark a Chocolate?

Almond bark is not really chocolate, although it tastes a lot like white chocolate. It is made with fats rather than cocoa butter like chocolate is. It melts similar to chocolate and is used in candies in the same way chocolate would be. You usually buy it in the same section where baking chocolate is purchased in the store. It is only sold for baking purposes, though, and is not sold in candy ailes like chocolate commonly is.

Christmas time is right around the corner and it is time to start planning presents. I always have a lot of people I make candy for, so I like to get a number ahead of time in order to plan for how many recipes and batches I need to make. If you are like me and are getting ready to start your planning, delight your gift receivers and free up some of your time by making this delicious Almond Joy Bark.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


Almond Joy Bark Recipe Ingredients:

12 oz Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
1 TBSP Coconut Oil
½ cup Shredded Coconut Flakes
½ cup Sliced Almonds

Almond Joy Bark Mise en Place:

Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Spatula
Baking Sheet(s)
Parchment Paper
9×13 Baking Pan

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


Almond Joy Bark Recipe Directions:

1. Line a 9″ x 13″ baking tray with parchment paper.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


2. Combine 12 ounces of bittersweet chocolate chips and one tablespoon of coconut oil in a large microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Give it a good mix and put it back for another 20 seconds. Mix well till all the chocolate chips are melted and you have a smooth and glossy melted chocolate.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


3. Pour the melted chocolate onto the prepared parchment lined pan. Spread it out in a thin layer.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


4. Top the melted chocolate bark with ½ cup of shredded coconut and ½ cup of sliced almonds.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


5. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


6. Break it into small pieces and serve. Or put them into cute baggies and give them as edible gifts.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


Yield: 6 servings

Almond Joy Bark Recipe

Almond Joy Bark Recipe

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 TBSP Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup Shredded Coconut Flakes
  • ½ cup Sliced Almonds

Instructions

    1. Line a 9" x 13" baking tray with parchment paper.
    2. Combine 12 ounces of bittersweet chocolate chips and one tablespoon of coconut oil in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Give it a good mix and put it back for another 20 seconds. Mix well till all the chocolate chips are melted and you have a smooth and glossy melted chocolate.
    3. Pour the melted chocolate onto the prepared parchment-lined pan. Spread it out in a thin layer.
    4. Top the melted chocolate bark with ½ cup of shredded coconut and ½ cup of sliced almonds.
    5. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
    6. Break it into small pieces and serve. Or put them into cute baggies and give them as edible gifts.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 494 Total Fat: 40g Saturated Fat: 23g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 58mg Carbohydrates: 24g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 11g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 11g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

If you enjoy bark recipes, you will love these easy to make bark recipes:

Eggnog Bark Recipes
Jelly Bean Recipes
White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe


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Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last-minute party platters and confection trays!


These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last-minute party platters and confection trays!

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe

A truffle is traditionally known as having a soft center while being covered in a layer of chocolate as the candy coating. Through the years, truffles have advanced and can be found in all flavors and styles across the world. Oddly enough, these chocolate balls are named after a very rare fungus, which results in some confusion for those who aren’t familiar with them. There’s no definitive answer on how or when truffles were invented. However, it’s rumored that a French chef created ganache (what the soft centers of a chocolate truffle are usually made of) by accident one day. This resulted in eventually becoming the truffle.

Around the 1890s is when historians say truffles were most likely invented. However, it had been speculated that it could have been a little later than that. Either way, I am very glad they were accidentally made because they are definitely one of my favorite candies! Coincidentally, sugar cookies are probably my favorite cookie of all time and I decided to put the two together and create these amazing Sugar Cookie Truffles. Warning: they are definitely addicting and too good to put down.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last-minute party platters and confection trays!


How Do You Make Sugar Cookie Truffles?

Begin by lining a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Then add all your sugar cookies to a food processor and pulse until they are a fine grain. Add the cream cheese and vanilla extract to the food processor and blend well. Form about 1-inch balls and place them on the cookie sheet before placing them in the freezer for half an hour. Right before removing the balls from the freezer, places your almond bark in a bowl and place in the microwave for 20-second increments, stirring in between. Once the almond bark is melted to a creamy-like consistency, pull the cookie balls from the freezer and dip them completely in the almond bark. Place them back on the cookie sheet and immediately top them with sprinkles. Once finished, place the cookie sheet back in the fridge or freezer for a bit until they harden.

Tips for Making Sugar Cookie Truffles

• The best type of sugar cookies to use are traditional and not the soft versions that have become popular in stores.
• You can either use store-bought or homemade sugar cookies. However, make sure the homemade sugar cookies are at least a day old or they will not hold the cookie balls together well.
• If using an iced sugar cookie, scrape off the icing before placing the cookies in the food processor.
• Vanilla almond bark or candy melts works best for this recipe instead of white chocolate chips. In case you need to use white chocolate chips, add a teaspoon of coconut oil or vegetable shortening while melting it in the microwave.
• You can use a toothpick or fork to dunk the cookie balls. A toothpick is a good choice because it only leaves one tiny hole and can be easily covered up with chocolate once you have set it in on the cookie sheet.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last-minute party platters and confection trays!


Common Questions About Sugar Cookie Truffles

Do Chocolate Truffles Have Real Truffles?

No, they definitely do not. At least, the mainstream truffles do not. Truffle is a rare and expensive fungus (think mushroom0like) that has nothing to do with chocolate truffles. Well, unless you purposely buy it that way and then that would be one expensive truffle. The only similarity the two have is that they share the same name. The reason truffles are so rare is because they cannot be planted and they are very picky about the soil or areas they grow in. Because of this, it is difficult to even find them (look up pig finding truffles!) to buy, and a lot of work goes into locating them.

What is the Difference Between a Truffle and a Chocolate?

Truffles usually have ganache centers or soft centers of a more solid nature. Chocolates are usually solid and contain nuts or fruits. However, to be clear, chocolate is just an ingredient of a truffle and truffles simply have a chocolate coating. So, pretty much any candy that has a center of something other than chocolate, but is coated with a chocolatey outside layer, is considered a truffle.

How Long Do Homemade Truffles Last?

If they are being kept in the fridge in an airtight container, truffles can last for up to a week or more. However, if being kept in the freezer in an airtight container, they can last for up to a month. The best way to store truffles is in the fridge or freezer and not just sitting on a counter or in a cupboard. They will only last a couple of days if left out. It is also best to store them in a way to where they cannot touch each other. This makes it easier to eat one or two at a time without making a mess of the others.

I have made truffle recipes for years and have often included them in my Christmas candy baking days. However, they are great for other times of the year as well, such as birthdays, baking sales, Valentine’s Day, and more. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are so easy to make, I have no doubt you will find many useful ways to use them.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe Ingredients:

• 15 Sugar Cookies (about 2 cups)
• 4 oz Cream Cheese
• 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
• 1 lb Vanilla Almond Bark (or 2 cups of Candy Melts)
• Sprinkles for garnish (optional)

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


Sugar Cookie Truffles Mise en Place:

Food Processor
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Spatula
Baking Sheet(s)
Parchment Paper
• Air-tight Container

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe Directions:

1. Place 15 sugar cookies into a food processor and process until it the cookies turn into fine crumbs that looks like fine sand.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


2. Add four ounces of cream cheese and one teaspoon of vanilla extract to the cookie crumbs, and process again until it looks well mixed and a bit sticky and can be formed into a ball.
3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


4. Using a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon measure, scoop out the cookie mixture and shape it into a 1-inch ball.
5. Place the cookie balls on the prepared cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


6. Break the almond bark into pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the bark in the microwave in bursts of 20 seconds and stirring after every burst, until melted and smooth.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


7. Take the cookie balls out of the freezer and dip them one by one in the melted white chocolate coating.
8. Take cookie truffles out of the melted white chocolate coating and place them back in the parchment-lined cookie sheet and immediately top with sprinkles (if desired).

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


9. Repeat with the remaining cookie balls.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


10. Store the truffles in the refrigerator in airtight container.

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last minute party platters and confection trays!


Yield: 20

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe

Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe. These Sugar Cookie Truffles are easy to make, all you need is four ingredients to toss these melt-in-your-morsels together. Served as a snack, dessert, or food gift for any time of the year, the delicious little bites are also great for last-minute party platters and confection trays!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 35 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15 Sugar Cookies (about 2 cups)
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 lb Vanilla Almond Bark (or 2 cups of Candy Melts)
  • Sprinkles for garnish (optional)

Instructions

    1. Place 15 sugar cookies into a food processor and process until it the cookies turn into fine crumbs that looks like fine sand.
    2. Add four ounces of cream cheese and one teaspoon of vanilla extract to the cookie crumbs, and process again until it looks well mixed and a bit sticky and can be formed into a ball.
    3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
    4. Using a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon measure, scoop out the cookie mixture and shape it into a 1-inch ball.
    5. Place the cookie balls on the prepared cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
    6. Break the almond bark into pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the bark in the microwave in bursts of 20 seconds and stirring after every burst, until melted and smooth.
    7. Take the cookie balls out of the freezer and dip them one by one in the melted white chocolate coating.
    8. Take cookie truffles out of the melted white chocolate coating and place them back in the parchment-lined cookie sheet and immediately top with sprinkles (if desired).
    9. Repeat with the remaining cookie balls.
    10. Store the truffles in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 13mg Sodium: 102mg Carbohydrates: 18g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 12g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

• You may also want to try this terrific Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe


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Gingerbread Fudge Recipe

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe

I do not know when it became a customary tradition to start making and serving fudge around the holidays, but I am glad someone came up with it. Fudge actually began as an accident in the late 1800s when a chocolate maker screwed up some French caramels. Baltimore, Maryland is where fudge first originated and its name has nothing to do with chocolate. It’s named after the fact that the creator fudged and well, the chocolate treat was born.

Most of us are familiar with fudge shops as they are usually easy to find in just about every city. Fudge is extremely popular because of how easy it is to adjust and make new flavors. It is amazing all the flavors of fudge you can find and some people can be quite creative with it. Since fudge is definitely one of my favorite treats around the holidays, I tried my hand at my own flavor and came up with this Gingerbread Fudge. It’s gone over extremely well at holiday parties and I’m always asked for the recipe. This fudge is extremely easy to toss together and is definitely an option for making ahead of time if need be.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


How Do You Make Gingerbread Fudge?

You only need six ingredients to make this tasty fudge recipe. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and milk together. Once the chocolate shows no more lumps and is creamy, add in the rest of the ingredients and stir thoroughly. Pour into a greased and parchment paper-lined 8×8 pan, and smooth it out so that the mixture is even. Allow to sit in the fridge for around two hours or until it’s solid. This recipe should make around 36 squares which should be plenty for a few gifts or to fill a good portion of a platter. This can easily be made in larger batches if desired, you’ll just want to double or triple the recipe as needed.

Tips for Making Gingerbread Fudge

• You can swap out the white chocolate chips for normal milk or dark chocolate chips if desired. I found that the flavor of gingerbread was more apparent when paired with the milder flavor of white chocolate.
• If desired, you can top the fudge with Christmas sprinkles before placing it in the fridge. This gives it an extra holiday flair.
• It is best if the rest of the ingredients are not altered as they specifically compliment or counteract each other in the perfect manner. Often times, fudge is too sweet, but the molasses and spices offset that overly sweet problem quite well. I wouldn’t be able to offer any suggestions as substitutions that would work in the same manner.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


Common Questions about Gingerbread Fudge

How is Fudge Different From Chocolate?

Fudge is different from chocolate in that chocolate is simply an ingredient in fudge. Chocolate is, well, pure chocolate, and fudge simply has the flavor of chocolate and is created usually with milk, sugar, and various other ingredients. Fudge is also much softer than chocolate, almost having an airy, fluffy texture to it. Fudge can often be sweeter than chocolate as well.

What Does Fudge Taste Like?

The taste and texture of fudge all depends on how it is made. Fudge more generally is smooth and creamy with a very rich flavor of sweetened chocolate. However, fudge comes in all flavors and is a melt-in-your-mouth treat that is usually eaten in very small portions. Fudge is usually cut into small squares and enjoyed in small bites. It dissolves in the mouth pretty quickly and is not often chewed like many other desserts.

What is Penuche Fudge Made Of?

Penuche fudge actually more closely resembles a caramel in taste, texture, flavor, and color, although its name would suggest otherwise. Butter, milk, and brown sugar make up the main ingredients of Penuche fudge while the only flavoring usually used in the recipe is vanilla. This fudge is an Italian treat and the actual term for it in Italy is “panucci.”

What is Fudge Slang For?

The word “fudge” actually a side-step to giving the real answer to a question or a white lie. For example, “The hockey team fudged the results of their final score.” This would indicate that they altered them a bit from the original. This is how fudge got its name. The chocolate maker, as mentioned earlier, slightly changed the caramels he was working on and accidentally invented fudge instead.

What Happens if You Don’t Beat Fudge?

You don’t necessarily have to beat fudge in order for it to turn out properly. However, the main aspect that must be paid attention to is the sugar crystals. It is important that the sugar used does not have large crystals or that the proper crystallization occurs in order for the fudge to have the right texture. You do not want to end up with a gritty or soupy fudge. Sometimes, beating fudge can break-up the sugar crystals. With other fudge recipes, beating is not necessary if the sweetener used is not granulated sugar.

I’m looking forward to the holidays because it will be full of candy-making days, baking days, and family days. Three of my favorite things in the world. Of course, this Gingerbread Fudge will be on the to-do list, and it will be near the top.

If you are making fudge for a holiday platter or Christmas gifts, you might also like these delicious fudge recipes: Chocolate Amaretto Swirl Fudge (you can adjust the colors), Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (mmmmm) and/or this wonderful Buttered Rum Fudge Recipe.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


Gingerbread Fudge Recipe Ingredients:

• 24 oz White Chocolate Chips
• ¾ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
• 2 TBSP Molasses
• 1½ tsp Ground Ginger
• 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
• ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
• 2 TBSP Christmas Sprinkles/Nonpareils to garnish

Gingerbread Fudge Mise en Place:

• Microwave-safe Bowl or Double Boiler
Spatula
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
8″x8″ Cake Pan
Parchment Paper
• Parchment Paper

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


Gingerbread Fudge Recipe Directions:

1. Lightly grease an 8 x8 cake pan and line it with a parchment paper.
2. In a double boiler (or a bowl snugly fitted over a sauce pan filled with simmering water), melt 24 ounces of white chocolate chips and ¾ cup (about half a can) of sweetened condensed milk together.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


3. When the chips are melted, add in two tablespoons of molasses, 1½ teaspoons of ground ginger, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg to the melted chips mixture. Mix until well combined.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


4. Spread the gingerbread fudge mixture in the prepared pan. Smooth the top with a spatula.
5. Sprinkle the Christmas sprinkles/nonpareils evenly on the top of the fudge.
6. Place the gingerbread fudge into the refrigerator and allow it to chill and harden for at least two hours.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


7. Remove the hardened gingerbread fudge onto a cutting board, and cut into 36 even squares.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


8. Serve immediately. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


Yield: 1

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 oz White Chocolate Chips
  • ¾ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 TBSP Molasses
  • 1½ tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 TBSP Christmas Sprinkles/Nonpareils to garnish

Instructions

    1. Lightly grease an 8 x8 cake pan and line it with a parchment paper.
    2. In a double boiler (or a bowl snugly fitted over a sauce pan filled with simmering water), melt 24 ounces of white chocolate chips and ¾ cup (about half a can) of sweetened condensed milk together.
    3. When the chips are melted, add in two tablespoons of molasses, 1½ teaspoons of ground ginger, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg to the melted chips mixture. Mix until well combined.
    4. Spread the gingerbread fudge mixture in the prepared pan. Smooth the top with a spatula.
    5. Sprinkle the Christmas sprinkles/nonpareils evenly on the top of the fudge.
    6. Place the gingerbread fudge into the refrigerator and allow it to chill and harden for at least two hours.
    7. Remove the hardened gingerbread fudge onto a cutting board, and cut into 36 even squares.
    8. Serve immediately. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 26mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 16g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

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