Friday, August 3, 2012

Watermelon Fudge


For National Watermelon Day (no I'm not kidding), we loosely followed a recipe from Something Swanky, to transform the traditional 3 minute, 3 ingredient fudge we like to make at Christmastime, into a summer delight...


...by melting together sweetened condensed milk (14 oz), white chocolate chips (3 cups), and watermelon flavored candy oil to taste (we substituted a strawberry, watermelon water enhancer, because that's as close as we could come to a watermelon flavoring) in the microwave for...


...a minute and a half, or until the chips are completely melted, stirring after every thirty seconds...


...then dividing out a small portion (about 1/3 of the total) into two bowls, adding green food coloring to one bowl, leaving the other white, and dyeing the remaining portion red (with food coloring, and a few extra squirts of flavor if desired)...


...before layering them into a small loaf pan (we used a regular size loaf pan, and had to make additional red fudge, in order to make it thick (as in deep) enough, unfortunately adding too much sweetened condensed milk to the second batch, making for a gooey top, which you'll see in the pictures to come, but doesn't reflect on the original recipe), green first...


...then white...


...and red...


...allowing an hour in the refrigerator for the fudge to set up, before removing it from the pan...


...to slice into strips, and then wedges (every other one of which will look like a watermelon wedge, and all of which will taste good)...


...and top with mini chocolate chip "seeds".


Happy National Watermelon Day!

6 comments:

Leah C said...

How yummy! I would never have thought of that. :-)

Phyllis said...

What a fun idea! They look so cute.

Raising a Happy Child said...

This really looks picture perfect!

Melody Rutledge said...

It was rather tasty! Thank you for sharing your fudge with our family.

SarahElisabeth said...

Looks wonderful-very tempted to make this. I've shared the link on my blog.

MamaTea said...

For real? Oh gosh, that's the cutest!!