I cut this recipe out of our local paper and it very quickly became a favorite of ours! It tastes just like an orange creamsicle. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Orange Creamsicle Fudge features swirls of sweet white chocolate fudge mixed with bright, fragrant orange-flavored fudge. Be sure to taste the orange fudge before pouring it into the pan and adjust the amount of flavoring to suit your taste, since the potency of different orange extracts can vary greatly.
· 12 oz (1-1/2 sticks) butter
· 2 cups granulated sugar
· 3/4 cup heavy cream
· 1 package (12 oz) white chocolate chips
· 1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow cream (or fluff)
· 1 tablespoon orange extract
· orange (or a combination of red and yellow) food coloring
1. Prepare a 13×9 pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cream, and butter over medium heat.
Continually stir the mixture until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves. Brush down the sides with a wet pastry brush.
3. Bring the mixture to a boil, and once it starts boiling, stir continuously for four minutes.
4. After four minutes of boiling, remove the pan from the heat and immediately stir in the marshmallow cream and white chocolate chips.
Stir until the white chocolate has melted and the fudge is completely smooth.
5. Working quickly, pour about a third of the white fudge into a bowl and set aside. To the remaining fudge, add the orange extract and orange food coloring, stirring until it is a smooth, even color.
It is important to perform these steps quickly, because the fudge will start to set if you take too long, and the end result will not be smooth.
6. Pour the orange fudge into the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer. Drop the white fudge over the top by the spoonful, then drag a table knife or toothpick through the fudge to create orange-white swirls.
You can spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray and gently press them into the top to smooth out the swirls, if desired.
7. Allow the fudge to set at room temperature for 2 hours, or in the refrigerator for 1 hour. To cut, pull the fudge out of the pan using the foil as handles. Use a large sharp knife to cut the fudge into small 1-inch squares.
Store Orange Creamsicle Fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, and bring it to room temperature to serve.
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