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!
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.
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