Happy National Fudge Day!

Holy snap! It’s National Fudge Day!! WOOOO! I was going to make some rice krispie treats today but maybe I’ll make fudge instead…or both. Probably both.

Let’s the fudge fly! (into your mouth that is!)

Thanks to Gluten Free on a Shoe String for this delicious recipe! Seriously!

Chocolate Fudge                   

Ingredients

  • 2 cans coconut milk (regular, not low fat)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  1. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with crisscrossed sheets of parchment paper that overhang the sides.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the coconut milk and sugar to a boil. Continue to boil, stirring constantly, until the mixture is reduced by about half, and the milk is thick and has begun to turn light amber in color as the sugars begin to caramelize (about 10 minutes of constant stirring). While it is reducing, the milk will bubble quite a lot, but will not overflow as long as you keep stirring. Once it is done, remove the pan from the heat.
  3. Add the chocolate, vanilla and salt to the saucepan, and stir vigorously until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Add the peanut butter to the mixture, and stir until well-combined.
  4. Pour the fudge into the prepared pan and shake until the fudge is spread evenly and bang the pan flat on the table a couple times to ensure that there are no trapped air bubbles.
  5. Place the pan in the refrigerator and chill until set, at least 2 hours and up to overnight. Once the fudge seems to be set, remove it from the pan using the overhanging sheets of parchment paper and slice it with a large wet knife into 16 pieces.
  6. Serve chilled.

ENJOY!!

Kwegyirba Croffie is a freelance Associate Producer at News 12 Connecticut, a Freelance Social Media Producer at NBC theGrio.com and a Intern Kitchen Writer at College Lifestyles (TM). She is a Quinnipiac University alumni and a sister of Alpha Delta Pi. She enjoy cupcakes,Broadway musicals, Forever 21 ,giraffes, peacock feathers, orchids, lillies and anything Disney.

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Grilled Chocolate Banana Melts

This is a Girl Scout favorite. When we went camping, we always made sure we brought the ingredients to make these. Grilling the ingredients for s’mores inside a banana!?! BRILLIANT! and of course delicious. I’ve tweaked the recipe a little bit to make it gluten free of course, but it will still give you that campfire s’mores taste that we all know and love.

Grilled Chocolate Banana Melts (Banana S’mores)

You’re gonna need a spoon for this one … that’s the only way to make sure you get every last delicious bite of chocolate and melted marshmallow. No grill? No problem! Just throw the foil wrapped banana straight on the center rack in a 400ºF oven for 5-6 minutes to get the same delicious result.

Ingredients (Makes 1)

  • 1 ripe banana, peeled (you do not want a very ripe banana. You want a banana that is perfect for snacking and in this case, perfect for stuffing with goodness)
  • 2 tablespoons miniature marshmallows (or more depending on your love of marshmallows (I always liked marshmallows)
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free Honey Nut Chex, slightly crushed
  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  2. Slice banana lengthwise and slightly open. Place on a rectangle of aluminum foil.
  3. Pack marshmallows and chocolate chips into the sliced banana.
  4. Wrap banana up in foil and cook on the grill for 5-6 minutes.
  5. Unwrap banana and top with the slightly crushed chex. After the melt has slightly cooled eat with a spoon.
  6. REMEMBER: You can also cook these in the oven at 400ºF for 5-6 minutes.

All you need is some campfire songs and you’re ready to go!

ENJOY!!

Kwegyirba Croffie is a freelance Associate Producer at News 12 Connecticut and a Special Events/Event Planning and Social Media Intern at College Lifestyles (TM). She is a Quinnipiac University alumni and a sister of Alpha Delta Pi. She enjoy cupcakes, Broadway musicals, Forever 21 ,giraffes, peacock feathers, orchids, lillies and anything Disney.