Sunday, December 11, 2011

cookie, snookie...want a recipe for salted chocolate & dulce de leche fudge?

i am usually such a rule follower.  so it is bit of a departure for me to be posting about fudge this week.  you see, the gang at food network is having a virtual cookie swap for fall fest.  you know how cookie swap parties work...everyone brings a big plate of cookies and each person gets to take home a selection of the cookies creating a wonderful assortment.  our virtual swap shares favorite recipes...who doesn't love discovering new christmas cookies at this time of year?

but i have been experimenting with a recipe for fudge which contains the expected chocolate...but also salt and dulce de leche. i like it...i really, really like it.  actually, the way i have been snacking on the fudge, i like it a bit too much!  and i have made this version for a number of holiday get-togethers this year...most recently my book club meeting last week...and it has been a hit each time.

so, i decided to be a bit of a rebel.  fudge added to the holiday cookie tray is a nice touch, don't you think?  and this one is really, really good, simple to make and fast, fast fast.  what more could you ask for?  

happy holidays everyone...what are your favorite cookie (or candy) recipes at this time of year?

salted chocolate & dulce de leche fudge
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
3 cups best quality chocolate chips (either semi sweet or dark chocolate)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup dulce de leche
sea salt (i use grey salt)

line a 9in. x 9in. pan with foil.  in a small saucepan, melt the chocolate chips into the condensed milk, stirring frequently.  when completely, melted add the vanilla extract and remove from heat.  pour into prepared pan.  using a tablespoon, scatter spoonfuls of the dulce de leche over the top of the chocolate.  use a chopstick or cake tester to swirl the caramel throughout the chocolate creating whatever pattern you like.  sprinkle a pinch or two of the salt over the top of the fudge. cover pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 hours, or until fudge is very firm.  remove from pan and remove the foil.  cut into small squares and serve. 

now it is your turn to participate in fall fest. simply leave your holiday cookie recipe or favorite links in the comments below, and then go visit food network and do the same same. join the conversation on twitter at #cookingwith and be sure to check out these delicious sounding recipes from the other participating bloggers:
What's Gaby Cooking: Peppermint Bark Chocolate Cookies
CIA Dropout: Walnut Wimpy Balls
And Love It Too: Snowball Cookies (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free and Vegan)
Taste With The Eyes: Olive Oil Oatmeal Cookies
Jones Is Hungry: A Cookie for Chocolate Lovers
From My Corner of Saratoga: Gooey Butter Cookies
The Sensitive Epicure: Speculaas Dutch Windmill Cookies
Virtually Homemade: Chocolate Mint Snowballs
Sweet Life Bake: Polvorones de Chocolate
Daily*Dishin: Cherry Topped Cream-Drop Cookies
FN Dish: Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip-Bacon Cookies

Dishin and Dishes: Pecan Sandie Thumbprints With Cherry Frosting
Mooshu Jenne: Biscotti
Cooking With Elise: Sweet and Salty White Chocolate Cranberry Oat Cookies


diane padoven
napa farmhouse 1885
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1 comment:

Elise Johnson said...

I wanted to grab one of these and eat it! Okay more than one...thanks for sharing, Diane!