It is official. We are in the home stretch of Christmas. No more work. No more stress. Just four glorious days of absolutely nothing to do but eat. And maybe squeeze in a few naps and bottles of wine. You know. For a good balance.
But if you’re lucky enough to find any time amidst all of the eating, wine-ing, and napping, you should consider making something delicious. Because then you can segue straight back into the eating. Seamless transition, folks.
Luckily, I have just the right recipe for you – one that requires minimum effort for maximum return.
That’s right, people.
It’s time to make some Christmas fudge.
I made this fudge last night, once all of my friends had scurried off and I was left alone with the only family I have in my apartment… two dogs and a pack of holiday oreos.
Oh, and a leftover French 75.
So I guess you can thank the combination of loneliness and mild intoxication for this recipe. But really, I think I do my best work after a couple of drinks. I’m not afraid of taking huge risks, like throwing peppermint kisses on top of my fudge at the end. That was a whim, you guys. A game changing whim.
Though most of this batch has already been given away, I’ll take the small portion that is left back home with me as I embark on my journey to the sandy beaches of Dallas, Texas.
Just kidding. There are no beaches in Dallas. If you were fooled by that, I’m judging you.
But not kidding that I’m going to Dallas. Kind of wish I was, though.
Yeah, okay, Dallas is my home. If you’d like to call it that, anyway.
It’s just bittersweet going back these days, when nothing is quite as I remember. Everything seems a little older. Sadder, but wiser. Like it’s been through something.
I just can’t look at it quite the same.
It’s funny that I feel that way, when it’s not the place that’s changed at all. It’s me. But I guess we all find ourselves someplace at some point, wondering when we stopped belonging there.
I hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday in the exact place where you belong. And I sincerely hope you get a minute to make this delicious fudge.
Dark Chocolate Oreo Fudge
- 25 oreos ( I used winter oreos)
- 3 c dark chocolate chips
- 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- pinch salt
- 10-15 decorative kisses (optional – I used peppermint kisses)
Melt the chips, salt, and the condensed milk together in a saucepan. Meanwhile, crumble 15 oreos and distribute them evenly on the bottom of an 8×8 pan. Once the chocolate mixture is melted, pour it over the oreos. Spreading evenly can be a bit tough, but do your best. Crumble remaining 10 oreos on top and gently press into the top of the fudge. Insert kisses halfway down into fudge. Chill, covered, for 2-3 hours. Slice, and serve.