What the Fudge?
Biscoff Cookie Marshmallow and Pecan Fudge
Biscoff Cookie Marshmallow and Pecan Fudge – an amazing cross-section between SUPER EASY and OMG DELICIOUS – combining the best of Rocky Road Fudge, Samoa Fudge, and S’mores Fudge … You’ll be saying… What the FUDGE?
Traditional fudge is a creamy yet dense, rich, candy confection made with chocolate butter, sugar, and milk or cream. The mix is cooked together and blended into a soft smooth texture.
Where did Fudge get it’s start?
There are many early origin stories, but the earliest written evidence of fudge was in a letter written by Emelyn Bettersby Hartidge, a Vassar college student, in 1886. The letter talks about fudge being sold for 40cents per pound- a hefty price in the day! Emelyn got a copy of the recipe and started selling it herself, and by the end of the 1880’s fudge shops started appearing everywhere.
Fudge became immediately popular in tourist towns. These vacation fudge shops are still a popular tradition today. Mackinac Island, in Northern Michigan, is the self-proclaimed “Fudge Capital of America”. This small summer vacation island has more than a dozen fudge shops. Their fudge-loving tourists are affectionately called “fudgies”.
Holidays also became a great reason for fudge. Even in the late 1800s, fudge to made it to Christmas tables, an extravagance for a special time of year – and the tradition stuck.
As with many recipes, candy makers invented different versions, and fudge kept getting easier to make. Earlier innovations included substitutions like corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk. Today, delicious fudge can be made simply and fast- no tempering – no double-boiling. You can achieve Chocolatey decadence in less then 15 minutes.
What the Fudge are the ingredients?
- Milk Chocolate Chips
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Kosher Salt
- Lotus Biscoff Cookies(Specloos) – Not the cookie Butter or Biscoff spread
- Mini Marshmallows
- 8×8 Square Pan / Prepared Baking Pan
This Easy fudge recipe is similar to Smores Fudge – Chocolate Fudge, Marshmallows, but with Biscoff cookies rather than Graham Crackers- and we added Pecans for more crunch
Biscoff Cookie Marshmallow and Pecan Fudge – Make this Recipe
Super Easy Biscoff Fudge Recipe
What the Fudge?
- 1 Glass mixing bowl
- Parchment Paper
- 1 8x8 baking dish
- 3 cups Milk Chocolate chips
- 14 oz Sweetened Condensed milk
- 3 Tbsp Butter
- ½ tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 10 Biscoff Cookies (chunked into small pieces) Set aside 1 choppedcookie for the topping
- 1½ Mini Marshmallows Set aside a handful of marshmallows for the topping
- ¾ cup Pecans (Coarsely Chopped) Set aside 6-8 Chopped Pecans for the topping
Prepare your baking pan
- Spray an 8x8 baking pan with cooking spray
- Lay Parchment paper into the baking pan (it should stick nicely)
- Make slits in the parchment paper at the corners- so the paper forms a nice box shape
- Coarsely Chop Cookies, and Pecans -set aside
- Combine Chocolate chips, Sweetened Condensed milk, and Butter into a microwaveable mixing bowl
- Put the bowl into the microwave for 90 seconds
- Remove bowl and stir with a spatula
- Return the bowl to the microwave for another 45 seconds, and stir again until all the ingredients are melted and well mixed
- Add Salt, Vanilla, and Pecans- stir
- Wait 3-5 minutes for the fudge to cool
- Add cookie pieces and marshmallows- stir
- Add the fudge to prepared baking dish
- Top with additional mini marshmallows, pecans, and cookie pieces
- Sprinkle a light dusting of kosher salt on top
- Refrigerate for 2 hours
- Parchment paper box should provide an easy and clean way to remove the fudge from the baking pan. Cut into squares
- Serve and enjoy
Biscoff Cookie Marshmallow and Pecan Fudge
- Use Parchment paper as instructed when you make fudge – so it is easy to remove the fudge from the pan. This process is sure to make your creamy chocolate fudge look amazing. Cleanup is also so easy.
- This is a simple recipe that will take under 15 minutes to put together, but plan a full 2 hours for your fudgy chocolate to set. This is the best fudge – easy recipe
- Keep the cookie pieces ‘rough cut’. You will enjoy the texture of the cookie chunks in this easy fudge. You will love the Biscoff flavor and the beautiful look with the Biscoff cookie pieces on top. Do not emulsify the cookies into crumbs- you want that crunchy cookie texture.
- Keep the pecans ‘rough cut’ in the fudge mixture and for sprinkling on top of the fudge
- Cut the fudge into small squares. The fudge is so rich and decadent- less is more
- Keep your fudge pieces in an airtight container at room temperature (see the recipe faqs)
FAQ’s for Microwave fudge
Why didn’t my microwave fudge set?
If your fudge turned out sticky, and didn’t set as it cooled, it may be that your fudge never reached a high enough temperature. Take no short cuts on time in the microwave. You can always use a candy thermometer to check. The fudge should reach a temperature of between 234 and 239 degrees Fahrenheit.
How should I store my fudge?
Fudge is best stored in an airtight container at room temperature. It will last 2-3 weeks
Is it ok to store my homemade fudge in the refrigerator?
No, the refrigerator will pull out the moisture and can leave you with crumbles. Of course, you should refrigerate for cooling and setting the fudge, but do not store fudge in the refrigerator.
Can I freeze Fudge?
Most fudge recipes freeze well. Fudge recipes with a denser texture tend to hold up better than fudge with a lighter texture. Wax paper or parchment between the pieces can help them from sticking together. Use an air tight container or freezer bag.
Where was Fudge invented?
The origin stories of fudge are murky. Whether it was an error in a batch of caramels in Baltimore, or a recipe that sprung up around Vassar college- we know one thing for sure. Fudge is an American invention. Loved, spread, and adapted throughout the years- it is a beloved nostalgic tradition. Fudge makes the world a happier place.
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