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Cookies and Cream Fudge Balls

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So fun fact about this recipe, it’s not supposed to be fudge balls. That part was me improvising. But I’ll get to that later. (It also explains as to why this is not my prettiest picture.)

To start at the beginning, I saw this recipe needed 3 cups of white chocolate chips. I remembered I had some leftover from a recipe in a ziploc bag. So, I said to myself “Ok, cool, I’ll just grab one bag at the store, because those are normally 2 cups, and then I’ll use the older ones for that last cup.”

I buy all my ingredients, get everything home, and get ready to start making these. I open the ziploc bag, and the old chocolate chips smelled…off. Not bad, but definitely not the way they should smell. Almost like a faint trace of sour milk. After making my roommate smell them too (as you do), I decided to play it safe and throw them out. My roommate then said I could borrow some of her spare chocolate chips she had. They weren’t white chocolate, but at least it would be something. Now, remember that I was a cup short on the chocolate chips. And also that I forgot about my roommate telling me to use hers. These are both important later.

I make the fudge everything is great, I put it in the foil in the pan and put it in the fridge to set. I test it before rehearsal. It’s not fully set. Weird. I put it in the freezer for 10 minutes, still not set. Put it back in the fridge, go to my 3 hour rehearsal, come back home, still not set, super sticky on the bottom. So, I tell myself I’ll get to it tomorrow. Not only did I not get to it until the next day, but probably a full 24 hours later. I worked until 5:30, didn’t get home until 7. And guess what? Still not fully set. So I gave up and determined to cut them up anyway. I wanted to bring them to a production meeting I had that night.

And then this happened:

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I call it “Fudge-pocalypse 2016”

It was a fucking mess. It was so stuck to the foil I salvaged maybe half of it. That’s why I decided to turn them into fudge balls. I even had to pick a piece of stray foil out of one of them.

But, I brought them to my meeting, and the majority of everyone thought they were really good. Two people thought they were too sweet. Even I can only have one before I’m good.

So. Two questions arise from this one:

  1. Can white chocolate chips go bad?
  2. Did the fact that I never added that third cup of chocolate chips (see I told you that would come back) contributed to the fact that it was super sticky?

We may never know.

Recipe:

Cookies ‘N Cream Fudge – Crazy Cooking Challenge

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Cookies and Cream Rice Krispie Treats

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So, I’ve never actually made rice krispies by myself before. It was always with my mom for some bake sale or school event or whatever, so of course I was going to give them a shot.

And we all know it’s a fairly simple process, this one just adds crushed Oreos.

And everything was going great, until melting the marshmallows. To be fair, the recipe did say to use a big bowl because they marshmallows expand a lot in the microwave. I apparently just didn’t have a big enough bowl.

It was everywhere. In the microwave, all in the bowl, it was a giant mess.

So, I tried to salvage some, and then melted whatever I had left in the package.

Also, we make these with children?! What about when the hot marshmallow/butter mess gets stuck to your hands and it’s burning you?! And then you try and take it off and then it gets stuck and burns your¬†other hand?!

Anyways. When all was said and done, I only got 8 bigger sized rice krispies, rather than the 24 the recipe was supposed to yield. And they dried out really quickly.

So for me, this recipe wasn’t worth how long it took me to clean everything. But, maybe someone else will have better luck!

Recipe:

http://www.glorioustreats.com/2012/02/cookies-and-cream-rice-krispies-treats.html

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