Wednesday, March 13, 2013

{No-Bake} Malted Milk Fudge

#No-Bake #Desserts

I have always been in awe of people who make awesome fudge....or toffee, or caramel, or really any type of sweet confections involving a candy thermometer.....because, for me, those things have never turned out well. Case in point: cookie making day this past December at my friend Meaghan's house. The recipe? English toffee. The process? Grueling. The result? Rock hard sugar and a ruined pan......or so I hear...! By the time we got to the point of cutting and dividing, I had already left. Meaning my friends were left to deal with the mess. And to decide the most important question of all: whether or not to tell me about it! 


Creamy Malted Milk Ball Fudge from Lemon Tree Dwelling

They decided not to. I have awesome friends like that....friends that try to protect me from my own inadequacies and make me think I'm more competent than I really am! Until one of them slipped...and spilled the beans about the toffee debacle and the unsalvageable Pyrex...and the pact never to tell...


Which is why I knew that, if I wanted to make awesome Easter fudge, there could be no candy thermometer involved. Period. So I ran across this little beauty of an awesome fudge recipe, given to me by Jorden's aunt. The original recipe called for cocoa powder and walnuts....which I substituted with malt powder and malted milk balls. A few other minor changes, and I have myself one awesome pan of fudge.....awesome enough that it just might redeem me from the toffee incident of 2012.....(maybe?)
 


Malted Milk Fudge
1/2 cup malted milk powder
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
2 sticks butter
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups dry milk
1 (10 oz) package malted milk balls, crushed (reserve some for topping)

1. Bring cream cheese and butter to room temperature. 
2. Combine all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Mix at medium speed until combined. 
3. Press in buttered 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle reserved malted milk balls on top. 
4. Refrigerate until set; cut into small squares to serve.

Enjoy!!

  


Looking for more delicious Easter treats? Check out my Macaroon Nests!




Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)
-Cathy


50 comments :

  1. This definitely looks like Easter.
    Sorry about your pan. How frustrating!

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    1. Oh, no worries....not my pan! Lol!

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    2. Ha! MY pan...Thank god I'm the queen of pyrex pans...will never miss it! Next year - you use Lisa's pans;)

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    3. Ha! MY pan...Thank god I'm the queen of pyrex pans...will never miss it! Next year - you use Lisa's pans;)

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  2. Stuff happens.. I have bern known to be a disaster in the kitchen at times.. esp when baking lol
    Fudge looks awesome

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  3. My husband loves malt flavor, so I'm sure he'd appreciate this fudge. No bake is a plus for me since I'm not a baker! I can't wait to check out the Easter nests too...anything with coconut is a hit in my book!

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  4. That looks good! Sorry to hear about your pan. I've been there...

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  5. Ohhh wow, this fudge looks amazing, my grandma always made it for us-love it!!!!!! By the way, I'm hosting a Link-Up party and would be thrilled if you decided to participate!!!
    http://dcinstyle.com/

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  6. Oh man that looks devine! Making this girl on a no sugar diet ... drool ... LOL :)

    Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.

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  7. This looks so scrumptious!

    I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. You can view the nomination here: http://cupcake-n-bake.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-award-nomination.html

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  8. This looks delicious! Also, looks like Renea and I are on the same page... I also nominated you for the Liebster Award! LOL You can find the details here: http://aprons-n-pearls.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-award.html

    Have a great day!

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  9. This looks amazing! Your photographs are beautiful too. Tonight is my first night hosting a linky party at redflycreations(dot)com! The linky party goes live at 10 EST/ 9 Central. I would love to have you link up this post. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful creative ideas!

    Melissa
    redflycreations(dot)com

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  10. Oh man! My mouth is totally watering right now.....I can't control it! I pinned this and liked your blog on Facebook:) I found you via the Flamingo Toes link party. I linked up a Snow White inspired outfit:)

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  11. This looked amazingly good when I saw your link at Flamingo Toes. And now that I've checked it out, it looks simple too. Might just have to try it! :) I just pinned it for later reference. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  12. What an interesting recipe. I've never seen fudge made like this and now I'm totally intrigued. I love fudge! And with malt? Oh man, I love malt!!! Thanks

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  13. Oh My! Now sure if this is a blessing or a cures that I found this post...but this fudge looks amazing! I will be pinning this! I'm visiting from the Think Pink Link Party. Come by and say hi at my blog sometime! www.linleyhouse.com

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  14. I love me some fudge and can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

    I'm hosting a giveaway over at my blog. Feel free to stop by and take a look. I'm giving away loads of my favorite cosmetics!

    http://cloverandmustard.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-few-of-my-favorites-giveaway.html

    Have a great week!

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  15. Well these look absolutely DIVINE !!

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  16. Yum! This looks so delish! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

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  17. YUM! I could eat like 12 of those. :) haha

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  18. Well, this looks simple. My sister-in-law used to make fudge and took forever so I never made it. Thank you for the recipe.

    We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.
    http://simpleesue.com/top-tip-for-today-10-household-uses-for-milk/

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  19. Oh my! I am soooo pinning this....
    And making it for Eater too!

    You are such a sweetheart for sharing such a fabulous recipe!

    Thanks!

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    CrystelleBoutique

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  20. I love those malted eggs! This sounds delicious! Did you know that you can lick a malted egg, and then rub it on your lips for lipstick? I used to do that when I was little!

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  21. Sounds so good! I pinned this and may have to give it a go this weekend. I am not as good at candy making as I should be since I'm in the "biz", but I won't tell about your "toffee incident" if you won't!

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  22. Being able to make fudge using the candy thermometer and boiling, etc.... is something I have never been able to do. *bah*
    This looks so pretty...and definitely something I could have a go at. Thank you for sharing! (Found you over at The Velvet Moon Baker link party)

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  23. Amazing!!!
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  24. I love the flavor of malt. I might need to buy some of that powder.

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  25. Okay, that's pure gorgeousness there. And OMG SO GOOD. Easy fudge is where it's at girl!

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  26. This looks amazing! Coming over to visit from Tasty Thursday. Please feel free to stop by and link it up with my "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I'd love to have you join us. :-) http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/03/try-new-recipe-tuesday-march-19.html

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  27. Interesting. I think I'll give it a go.
    Thanks for sharing with us at "In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party'
    Pinned

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  28. Looks so yummy. I love fudge. Pinned it.

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  29. Have to admit it looks great. Thanks for the recipe. Linda

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  30. You have the best recipes! Thanks for sharing this on Domestic Superhero's link party this week!

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  31. This looks nice and simple, which is right up my alley. Thanks.
    I just stopped by from the "Inspiration Spotlight LinkUp" to spread some love. I'm glad I did.
    Following everywhere. :)
    http://dustykatt.blogspot.ca/

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  32. YUM!! Thanks for sharing, Cathy!! Pinned ;) I'm co-hosting the Sweet & Savoury Sunday Link Party this weekend and would LOVE to have you stop by tomorrow and share this sweet treat just in time for Easter! You're welcome to bring a couple other faves to the party as well if you'd like! Hope to see you there, friend! Have a wonderful day!! :)

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  33. So ridiculously brilliant! Pinned and sharing on Facebook later today :) Thank you so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  34. Yum! Love these! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  35. Those looks sinful! Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com Hope you have a nice Easter! & see you soon!!

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  36. I'm not afraid of a candy thermometer but I'm all for recipes that don't need them! I love the little speckles of color popping throughout this fudge. I'm featuring this at this week's Thursday's Treasures, can't wait to see what you share next!

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  37. Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipes @The Weekend re-Treat!
    You’ve been featured on today’s 25 Easter Dessert Idea’s post!

    Hope to see you link up again at the party this weekend!

    Shauna
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/
    http://ready2loseweight.blogspot.com/

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  38. Haha, I thought for sure I was reading my own story. Candy thermometers and I do not get along; I have too many failed fudge, toffee, and candy stories to argue otherwise. The fudge looks great, I bet there are a lot of possibilities with that recipe :)

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  39. The fudge looks delicious, I'm afraid my sugar thermometer is probably the least used pieces of equipment I've ever bought for the kitchen too ;-)

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  40. Hi, I've just had a go at making these and they are setting in the fridge as I type, I did struggle a bit at first with the measurements, but that's because I'm from England and we measure differently.. but i think they are looking a little like yours :) Thanks for sharing this recipe, I've never heard of them before. :)

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  42. Malted milk balls are one of my favorite candies (along with candy corn, hmmmm, wonder how that would be in a fudge? LOL) so this is one to save.]

    Thanks for sharing.

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  43. definitely making this! I make fudge every year for the kids' teachers in a bunch of flavors and this one is making the list! thanks!!

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