We’ve all been there. You’re standing in the cereal isle at the grocery store and the two year old next to you has a melt down because they don’t sell Fruity Pebbles in all pink…or all purple…or in her made up color plinkle (its kind of like pink and purple mixed together, but much prettier). You give the mother a sympathetic look and move along. Quickly.
I know all of you moms are nodding along, remembering the last time (or twenty) this happened to you. Well, you aren’t alone. I may not be a mother, but I do have a tiny (albeit, loud) two year old that lives in my brain and makes similar, nonsensical demands. Mostly about food. And just like that poor mother trying to wrangle her pink pebbles craving princess in the grocery store I try to tell my internal toddler that no, I do not need a piece of cake…with ice cream…and caramel sauce…at 2 am.
9 times out of 10 I can talk the little trickster down from her food requests but when it comes to chocolate, all bets are off. When she wants chocolate, she gets chocolate.
That’s when I make fudge.
What you’re gonna need:
2 cups sugar
2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
If you’re feeling adventurous you can add these at the end….
How you’re gonna do it:
Melt chocolate over low heat.
Once melted, add all other ingredients and bring mixture to a boil over medium heat.
Let the mixture boil for 5 (sweet tea sippin) minutes.
After 5 minutes it has reached the “soft ball stage”.
Turn off heat, stir and let stand for 5 minutes.
Stir one more time and pour into a parchment paper lined pan and let sit 2 hours or until hardened on top.
And my favorite part…remove from the pan, cut and enjoy!
I’m curious, do you have an inner toddler? What does he/she demand that you can’t say no to?