Now when I think of fudge, my first thoughts always go to chocolate or peanut butter, but I have now been exposed to something totally different. Back at Christmas, my uncle tried a candy he had never seen before at his company’s employee dinner. One of his co-workers brought Dreamsicle fudge and he loved it. He brought me her recipe, but it made not one, but two 13×9 inch pans and that was just too much to experiment with so I found this recipe over at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen on Pinterest that made a much smaller amount and was basically the same recipe scaled down.
I must apologize because I only have photos of the finished product. The first two times I tried to make it, I burned it. I mean I REALLY burned it, so the third time I was very careful and didn’t take photos during the process. It is pretty much just basic candy making, but I just didn’t have the attention span that day to make it so I tried again later after wasting 3 sticks of butter and 6 cups of sugar.
3/4 cup butter
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup evaporated milk
12 oz. pkg. white chocolate chips
1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow crème
3 teaspoons orange extract
12 drops yellow food coloring
5 drops red food coloring
In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, sugar, and whipping cream. Cook and stir on low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 4 minutes.
Remove from heat, stir in white chocolate and marshmallow crème. Remove 1 cup and set aside. Add orange extract and coloring to the remaining mixture. Stir until blended. Pour into an 8 or 9 inch square pan that has been lined with foil and sprayed with nonstick spray. Drop reserved mixture by tablespoons on top and cut through with a knife to swirl.
Let pan cool in refrigerator for several hours until set.