White chocolate fudge is the stuff of dreams, and this Grinch Fudge is a great way to pay homage to a holiday classic. It’s everything you want in a deliciously creamy, rich fudge but with a bright green pop of color to make it extra fun. This recipe is going to be an absolute hit, guaranteed.
How to Make Grinch Fudge
You’re probably wondering how on earth you can make some fudge in just under half an hour. The good news is, it takes even less than 20 minutes to make! Here’s how to make it:
- Prepare the baking pan. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- Melt the white chocolate. Add the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals stirring between each interval, until the chocolate has melted.
- Add the rest of the ingredients. Add the condensed milk and a few drops of green food coloring to a bowl. Stir to combine.
- Pour. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and smooth over the top with a spatula. Make sure it is even.
- Decorate. Place the hearts every 1 ½ inch apart placing 5 hearts on each row. Sprinkle with green sprinkles.
- Refrigerate overnight. This will ensure that it will be thick and firm.
- Serve. Cut into 25 pieces (one heart per piece) and serve.
Why Is My Fudge Grainy?
There are actually many reasons why fudge can turn out grainy. Here are some:
- The chocolate wasn’t tempered. Tempering chocolate is a process of heating and cooling the chocolate so that it will set properly and have a smooth, glossy texture. If the chocolate isn’t tempered, it can cause the cocoa butter to separate from the chocolate, which will result in a grainy or too-thick fudge.
- You used unsweetened white chocolate. Unsweetened white chocolate has a higher percentage of cocoa solids and less sugar, which can cause the fudge to be grainy. It’s important to use white chocolate with a lower percentage of cocoa solids so that the fudge will be smooth and creamy.
- The fudge is overcooked. If you overcook the fudge, it can also turn out grainy. The key to perfect fudge is to cook it at the perfect temperature, which is why it’s important to microwave it at regular intervals and not all at once in one long duration.
Why Did My Fudge Not Set Properly?
In addition to being grainy, fudge also has the tendency to not set properly. This could be due to several factors such as:
- The temperature was incorrect. Fudge needs to be cooked to between 234 and 240 degrees Fahrenheit in order to set properly. If your fudge does not reach this temperature, it will be too soft and will not set.
- The fudge wasn’t cooled slowly. Once your fudge has reached the correct temperature, it is important to let it cool slowly so that it can set properly. Do not place your fudge in the freezer to cool more quickly as it will prevent it from setting properly.
- There’s too much liquid in the recipe. When making fudge, only add enough liquid (milk, cream, etc.) to thin the mixture so that it can be easily stirred. Adding too much liquid will make your fudge too soft and prevent it from setting.
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Homemade Grinch Fudge
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Total Time: 18 minutes
- Yield: 25 1x
- 16 oz white chocolate chips
- 1 (14 oz) can sweet condensed milk
- few drops green food coloring
- green sprinkles (optional)
- 25 heart sprinkles
- Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- Add the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave on high in 30 seconds intervals stirring between each interval, until the chocolate has melted.
- Add the condensed milk and few drops of green food coloring to a bowl.
- Stir to combine.
- Pour the mixture into prepared baking pan and smooth with spatula.
- Place the hearts every 1 ½ inch apart placing 5 hearts on each row.
- Sprinkle with green sprinkles.
- Refrigerate overnight.
- Cut into 25 pieces (one heart per piece) and serve.