A while back I made some candy cane fudge, with Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses
Although the fudge tasted great it was very soft.
I am not sure what I did to it that it didn't set properly.
I first thought of rolling it into balls and dipping it into chocolate -
but that didn't pan out as well as I wanted it too, as the fudge melted in the warm melted chocolate.
I didn't want to waste the fudge so decided to mix the fudge with some animal crackers and then roll them
and dip them into chocolate.
I will give you the recipe that I used to make the fudge.. Maybe it will work out for you.
Candy Cane Fudge
This recipes was adapted from Dawn's Divine Delight - Dove Fudge
3 cups white sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 can evaporated milk (large)
1/2 bag Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses
2- 4 oz Ghirardelli White Chocolate Bars
7 oz Marshmallow Creme - or 1 cup homemade - I use this recipe
Cut chocolate into small pieces and set aside. Bring sugar, butter and evaporated milk to a full rolling boil on medium heat. Boil for 4 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees. Remove from heat and add chocolate and marshmallow creme until mixed. The fudge was very pink, so I added some red food colour and swirled it into the fudge. Place in foil covered 9 x 13. Place in refrigerator until set.
This should have set properly. Mine set but was too soft to cut into bars, so I then had to rethink what I would do it. I decided to make some chocolates. I first thought of dipping as I said, but this didn't work.. My next thought was to use molds. I didn't have any molds but I did have some ice cube trays and thought those could work... They did. I placed a small amount of melted chocolate in the bottom of the ice cube tray and then placed a small amount of the soft fudge mixture onto top of the melted chocolate and then added more melted chocolate above the fudge. Then tapping the ice cube tray to let all the chocolate settle. Place in refrigerator until set.
|place small amount of chocolate in bottom|
of tray, then small amount of fudge and cover
with more chocolate
Candy Cane Fudge Truffles
3 cups of the above recipe for candy cane fudge
1 cup animal cracker crumbs
candy cane crumbs (optional)
Mix candy cane fudge and animal cracker crumbs together. Roll into balls and place in refrigerator until set. Once set, melt chocolate and dip balls into chocolate. Sprinkle candy cane crumbs over chocolate (optional). Let cool.