Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pistachio Fudge

Morning, Sweets!

Today I'm going to share a fudge recipe with you, but not any ol' fudge recipe.  Pistachio Fudge!
This recipe is great for fudge lovers who like creamy fudge.  It melts in your mouth!

I will say that to me, and one other person, we debated while consuming about 5 pieces of fudge each, as to whether or not it resembled a true pistachio taste.  Maybe it was because I didn't have almond extract, so subbed vanilla, but to about 10 other people, they thought this recipe was GREAT!  Some even asked to take some home to pack it in their lunch!! 

So...if you're a fudge lover...let's dive on in...

You'll Need:
1lb of white chocolate chips
8oz of cream cheese, softened
3c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/8 tsp. green food coloring
1/2c. chopped pistachios

To begin, lets go ahead and line our 8" pan with foil.  Make sure the foil hangs over the sides of the pan for easy transfer later on.
Spray the foil/pan with cooking spray, so the foil doesn't stick.
In a medium bowl, melt your white chocolate to the direction on your package.  I microwave 30 seconds at a time, and stir well in between each 30 second interval. Once chocolate is melted.  Sit aside.
After 30 seconds

After 1 minute, 15 seconds. Just keep stiring instead of re-heating.  You'll see it makes a difference.

Set up your mixer, and mix cream cheese until smooth. 
Once smooth, you'll slowly add in your sugar until its well combined. Make sure you scrap the sides of your bowl to incorporate all that sugar :)

Add chocolate, extracts, food coloring, and mix well. With a spoon, fold in your pistachios.

Then spread into your foil ready pan, and chill overnight.
When it comes out.  It should look like this:
To remove the fudge, grab the foil "handles" and transfer onto a cutting board.  I flipped mine upside down, so I would have a flat surface to cut on, then wiped the excess cooking spray off with a paper towel.
With a large, sharp knife, cut the fudge into the desired size pieces.  The original recipe calls for something like 16 pieces.  I was able to cut about 42.  I wanted ours bite size, which with the thickness, still ended up being 2-3 bitters.

So...can you settle our debate?  Was it pistachio enough for you??

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