Watermelon Fudge

My kids get out of school this week.

It’s a blessing and a curse.

No more schedules, no more homework, no more packing lunches…

In it’s place, I get kids home all day.  Everyday.

Of course I love my children.

But, I am thinking that we need to get some summer activities figured out, so we don’t spiral into dangerous, “I love you, but I’m ready to kill you” territory.

And really,  while the kids are at school my job involves playing in sugar…which I am thinking might not be so good for my kids to help me with all day.

They are notorious spoon lickers, finger dunkers and sugar-high catchers.

So yeah, summer is finally here and I am officially scared.

But before my children officially take over my house for the next 2 1/2 months, let’s talk fudge.

It’s actually summer fudge.

Watermelon fudge.

Weird?  Yes, a little.  Yummy?  Yes, a lot.
Triangles of pink and green layered watermelon fudge topped with mini chocolate chips
You can make it look like watermelon or taste like watermelon…or both!

For flavoring you’ll need this

A bottle of LorAnn Gourmet watermelon flavorIt’s watermelon oil flavoring and it’s tasty.  Certainly you could just make vanilla fudge and make it look watermelony, either way it’s a good choice.

I used the 2-ingredient fudge method with 1 (12 oz) bag of white chips and 1 (16 oz) can of vanilla frosting.  Here’s the recipe.  I used a smaller pan, an 8×6, because you will want this fudge to be a bit thicker than the original recipe, because of the layered colors.

Spray the pan lightly with cooking spray.

I melted the white chips over a double boiler and removed when the chips were just about melted.  I immediately stirred in the frosting and 1/2 tsp of watermelon flavoring.  You can adjust this amount, depending on how “watermelony” you want your fudge.

You will need pink and green gel coloring…

Jars of pink and green gel food coloringMeasure out a scant 3/4 cup of frosting/chocolate mixture and using a small amount of green gel coloring, stir until it’s green.

A bowl of white frosting and a bowl of green frosting* Tip ~ I placed the double boiler to the side (off the burner and cooled slightly) and put the remaining frosting mixture back over the pot to stay warm, and not set up as I was doing each layer.

White fudge mixture in a double boiler bowlSpread the green in the bottom of the prepared pan.
Green colored fudge being spread in a square panPlace pan in freezer for 2-3 minutes, enough to chill the fudge slightly.
Measure out a 1/2 cup of the white frosting mixture and spread that on top of the green layer…
A bowl of white fudge batterPlace that back in the freezer.
Color the remaining mixture pink.
A bowl of pink fudge batterRemove fudge from freezer and spread on white layer.
A collage of steps of pink fudge batter being spread over green fudge in a panSprinkle about 1 tablespoon of mini chocolate chips on top and press gently into the fudge.
Mini chocolate chips on top of pink and green layered fudge in a panChill in refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cutting into triangles and serving.Triangles of pink and green layered watermelon fudge topped with mini chocolate chips

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Watermelon Fudge


Ingredients:

  • 1 (12 oz) bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 (16 oz) can vanilla frosting
  • 1/21 tsp watermelon flavoring
  • pink and green food coloring
  • 1 Tbsp mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Spray a 6×8 or 7×7 pan lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Over a double boiler melt white chips. When they are just melted, remove from double boiler and stir in canned frosting and flavor oil until smooth.
  3. Measure out 3/4 cup frosting mixture and using gel color, tint it green. Return the remaining mixture back to the double boiler, OFF the heat, to keep it from setting up.
  4. Spread the green mixture evenly in pan. Place in freezer 2-3 minutes.
  5. Measure out 1/2 cup white frosting mixture and spread that on top of the green layer.
  6. Freeze again for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Tint the remaining frosting mixture pink and spread on top of the white layer. Sprinkle mini chips on top, pressing lightly into fudge.
  8. Chill for at least 30 minutes before cutting into triangles.

Notes:

You can adjust the amount of flavor oil to suit your taste.
Store in refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Kacie Lang
June 27, 2013 1:07 pm

Love it! I just made it, but the flavoring oil turned the mixture pink so I have no white layer! What did I do wrong?

Kacie
June 27, 2013 1:47 pm
Reply to  Shelly

I used the same brand you have shown here. As it is cooling it is looking more white. I just am not the greatest cook and always second guess myself! Thanks for the recipe!

Sue
June 17, 2012 10:27 pm

I made this but used powdered food coloring. Everyone loved it.
Very cute and tasty!

Debra Kapellakis
June 16, 2012 12:58 pm

I absolutely adore this!

June 15, 2012 10:35 pm

These are seriously so freaking adorable!! I bet they taste amazing, too. I’m going to have to look for that watermelon flavoring!

June 14, 2012 11:37 am

Watermelon fudge is my fav! TFS your recipe!

June 13, 2012 10:10 pm

I love this idea. So cute!

Carol
June 13, 2012 9:08 pm

This is so creative!

What brand gel food coloring are you using? I’m new to this – so when I get some – might as well get yours! Thanks

Amy
June 13, 2012 7:02 pm

Cuteness!!! Your kids are the luckiest.

June 13, 2012 5:23 pm

That looks WONDERFUL!!!

Jane
June 13, 2012 2:56 pm

So want to try this!!

June 13, 2012 12:52 pm

This looks so easy and so beautiful. You don’t have to tell people how easy it is to make 🙂
Good luck with the kids. Camp is always an option!

SWeetsugarbelle
June 13, 2012 12:46 pm

Ahem….seems in my excitement I got a little punchy lol! What I was trying to say is that this is soooooo awesome!!!! You made it super easy and I love it! You’re so good!!I

SWeetsugarbelle
June 13, 2012 12:43 pm

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June 13, 2012 12:24 pm

Watermelon fudge… this is kind of bizarre! I love flavors that are a little unusual, though. I bet I would really like this!

June 13, 2012 12:18 pm

This is the only way I want to eat watermelon.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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