With all these winter storms this year, we have had plenty of family time together. In fact, maybe a little too much! To keep us from getting on each others’ last nerves, we need to keep busy on snow days and work together on projects once in a while, rather than everyone doing something different and getting in each others’ way all the time. Making treats together is always a fun project for the family! Although Thing 1 loves to work in the kitchen, Thing 2 is happier in front of the computer or XBox, so sometimes it takes a bit of convincing to get him to participate in a cooking activity. But, when there is the promise of a sweet treat at the end of the project, I can usually get Thing 2 on board pretty easily!
I found a great recipe for strawberry fudge and wanted to try it to see if it was as good as it looked. It was! I love this recipe because the only cooking involved is done in the microwave, and the ingredient list is totally manageable for a project with the kids, even younger ones. It only takes a few minutes to make so they won’t get tired in the middle and leave you to finish up by yourself! Plus, with Valentine’s Day coming up really soon, it is a very timely treat and you can even make a double batch to send into school for a classroom Valentine’s Day party. It is amazingly easy to make and SOOOOOO good. Next time we make it, I may do a double batch, all for us!
I think you will not be surprised to learn that Thing 2’s rating of this recipe was 5 biscuits out of 5! Too bad we can’t count it as a serving of fruit, haha!
Recipe adapted from CookiesAndCups.com.
- 1 (16 ounce) can of strawberry frosting
- ½ teaspoon strawberry extract (I also used raspberry once when I was out of strawberry)
- 1 (12 ounce) bag of white chocolate chips
- ¼ cup red and white sprinkles (optional)
- Spray an 8x8 dish with cooking spray.
- Mix the strawberry frosting and strawberry extract thoroughly. Set aside.
- Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave, on 50% power, stirring often, until smooth.
- When the chips are completely melted, stir in the strawberry frosting and the sprinkles and mix well.
- Spread the fudge batter in the 8x8 dish. Top with additional sprinkles if desired.
- Place in the refrigerator to set.
- Makes approximately 12-16 fudge squares, depending on the size you cut.
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