I have to say that the holiday season has completely snuck up on me this year.
I feel like I was just doing back to school stuff..then it was instantly Halloween and now, boom…Thanksgiving.
I have friends who already have a good jump start on their holiday shopping. They are all pretty much brats if you ask me.
I tried one year to get all my holiday stuff done early…and early for me is by the beginning of December…
I even got up and did that crazy nonsense called Black Friday…
NEVER AGAIN PEOPLE, never again.
I can’t deny that there are deals to be had, but I will NOT, again in my life wait in a line to get into WAL-MART.
There was like a for-real waiting-area-corral-system. So yeah, I was corralled with the “People of Wal-Mart”. And yes, they do get up at 4:00 a.m.
Nothing against Wal-Mart, I’m just sayin’…
So back to my point. I got all my holiday shopping done early and only had to give one woman a black eye. So it was great.
BUT. What happened then was my dear children changed their minds.
A good 70% of the toys that they had on their list were crossed off and replaced with all new toys that they HAD TO HAVE.
I am still dealing with Santa-believing children, so according to them they have up until Christmas Eve to change their mind.
I ended up making multiple returns that year, along with spending a good $300 more than I had planned, because I kept picking up cute things that I would see along the way.
So, yeah, I wait til about mid-December to start.
Clearly I am not disciplined enough to plan ahead.
So with procrastinating in mind, I have decided that this week will be a week of short-cuts.
We started out with 2 ingredient cupcakes…and now we’re gonna do 2 ingredient fudge.
Oh yes, 2 ingredients.
Now, this wasn’t my invention…I first saw it a few weeks ago over at my friend Lori’s site, Recipe Girl. She made a completely sweet candy corn fudge. I about fell off my chair when I read the ingredients…white chips and canned frosting! How had I never heard that this was a thing before? So after a few quick internet searches I learned that it IS a thing and people have been doing it for years. Talk about feeling left out!
So I spent a week feeling like a fudge pariah. I got a fudge-complex. People have been keeping fudge secrets from me and it doesn’t feel good.
In trying to comfort my fudge-outcastness I got to thinking that maybe I didn’t know about the crazy frosting fudge because it’s gross, no -good, yack-worthy…
Yes, that’s it…no one was keeping a secret, it was just no good, which is OBVIOUSLY why I hadn’t heard of it. The universe knows I don’t like gross stuff, so it has kept the existence of this miracle fudge far, far away from me.
But since I can not leave well enough alone, I decided to go against the universe and try the fudge…strictly for research.
Well, I am here today to begrudgingly tell you that it’s delicious. Completely yummy. It certainly is a bit different than a traditional fudge, but seriously, you are using a can of frosting and chips, so get over yourself fudge connoisseurs.
I am currently angry at the universe.
What is completely and totally wonderful about this frosting fudge is that there are SO many possibilities.
Use chocolate frosting and milk or semi-sweet chips.
Use white frosting and butterscotch chips.
Hey, use chocolate frosting and peanut butter chips…don’t mind if I do!
And you can fold in nuts, candy…whatever!
So, what I did was made some frosting fudge using white chips, vanilla frosting and Peanut Butter Ritz Bits.
Now, before you get all crazy on me that I added Ritz Bits into fudge, just hang on. It’s good. I mean, REALLY good. You get salty, sweet, peanut buttery fudge.
Make it. Love it.
Here’s all you need…
Melt your chocolate. I prefer the double boiler method for white chocolate because I burn burn burn the heck out of that in the microwave. But if you aren’t microwave impaired like I am, melt it how ever you want.
Fold them into your fudge.
That’s it, almost instant fudge.
My life is officially complete.
Recipe: Peanut Butter Ritz White Chocolate Fudge
- 1, 16 oz can vanilla frosting
- 1 12 oz bag white chocolate chips
- 2 cups Peanut Butter Ritz Bits
- Grease or spray lightly a 9×9 or 8×8 pan, depending on the thickness you desire for your fudge
- Melt you chips in a double boiler or the microwave.
- As soon as they are melted, stir in your entire can of frosting.
- Fold in your Ritz Bits.
- Spread into prepared pan and chill for 30 minutes.
- When firm, cut into squares.
Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Try different flavors of chips with different flavors of frosting, along with different add-ins.