So...I had this dilemma. Cookie Bandit was turning 30 years old (a BIG birthday, you know), and we were going to be leaving town the next day. I was already up to my ears in laundry, cleaning, packing, and all of the other chores that go along with leaving town for a week. Trying to bake a birthday cake in addition to that would have been INSANE.
And then there was this other problem - if I bake a cake, who would eat it? We weren't going to have a party, so it would just be two of us with a huge cake. And if we left town the next day, we'd have to basically trash the cake (there wasn't room for it to go with us).
I decided to do something a bit fun and fanciful to make his birthday special. I made fudge! He'd been eying this fudge recipe in one of my magazines, so I figured now was time to give it a try. It didn't disappoint. It only took me about 10 minutes (and two separate runs to the grocery store to get forgotten ingredients...ha!). It was absolutely delicious, and it's small enough that we'll be able to take our leftovers out of town...if there are any leftovers, that is.
To top off the fun, I actually cut a big 3-0 out of the fudge in honor of his big day. :)
Oh, what's that? You want the recipe, too? :)
Line a square dish or baking pan with aluminum foil (makes it easier to get the fudge out later). Spray it with cooking spray and toss in a bunch of broken Oreo cookies.
In a saucepan, combine a can of sweetened condensed milk, butter, and white chocolate chips. Stir over LOW heat until melted, and then add some vanilla.
Pour this deliciousness over the top of the Oreos, and then top with more broken cookies.
Refrigerate for at least an hour before lifting the aluminum foil out of the pan and cutting the fudge into pieces.
Happy Birthday, Cookie Bandit! :)
Cookies and Cream Fudge
adapted from Taste of Home's "Food Gifts"
- 24 Oreo cookies, broken into chunks, divided
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 T. butter
- 2 2/3 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 t. vanilla
Line an 8-in. square dish with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray. Place 2/3 of the broken cookies in pan. In a heavy saucepan, combine the milk, butter, and chips; cook and stir over low heat until chips are melted. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over cookies in pan. Sprinkle with remaining cookies. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into pieces. Makes about 3 dozen pieces.