Brandy Fudge - The Dainty Squid

Brandy Fudge

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Let me tell you about my favorite, absolutely horrible for you, guilty pleasure - brandy fudge! It all started with me attempting to make truffles. I literally have no idea what a truffle is (I mean, unless we're talking about mushrooms!) I've never seen one in person nor do I know what one is supposed to taste like. The recipe I tried left me with something that reminded me of fudge. So the next day I tried again but with my own spin. Instead of making little balls, I poured the mix into a cake pan so I could slice it into squares. I fiddled with the ingredients and even topped it off with some shredded coconut. What I ended up with was perfection. PERFECTION!!! I could eat these until I'm green in the face (which really wouldn't take long considering they're super rich!)
You will need:
4 cups powdered sugar
1 8oz container Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese
16oz chocolate chips*
3T Brandy
Shredded coconut for garnishing

Mix together the powdered sugar and "cream cheese". Beat until thoroughly combined. Melt chocolate chips using double boiler. When they are completely melted add chocolate to sugar/cream cheese mixture and beat again. Finally add in your brandy one tablespoon at a time. Mixing thoroughly after each tablespoon. Pour the mixture into a cake pan that has been lined with parchment paper. Spread the fudge evenly at your desired thickness and garnish with coconut. Let sit in the refrigerator for 3 or 4  hours before cutting into pieces. Store in airtight container in the fridge.
Enjoy!
xoxo

*16oz of chocolate chips is around 1.5 bags my favorite chocolate chips to use. Your measurements don't have to be exact. If you're running low on chocolate chips just accommodate by using slightly less brandy.

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  1. oh god, dying! I will definitely be making this this weekend. The coconut completely tops it off for me because I love that stuff.


    chloe
    www.bythelock.com

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  2. This recipe looks so delicious that I don't think I should ever consider making it. I have a serious chocolate addiction and this recipe could seriously be the death of me. :)

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  3. That looks amazing!! Are they quite alcoholic? I always use the pan and slice method for fudge, as my mother taught me that way... I remember first seeing shop fudge in circular shapes and being really confused that it wasn't real fudge. Thanks for sharing this with us, I can't wait to try it out!

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    1. Um, well you can definitely taste the alcohol but you're not going to get drunk off the fudge or anything... I mean unless you eat tons and tons and tons of it. (This is coming from an absolutely lightweight. I do not drink, at all.)

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  4. Looks super delicious! I'm not a huge fudge fan, but maybe this recipe will turn me around!

    ♥Brooke
    You're In Brookelynn

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  5. Oh my these need to get in my belly!
    Sophie
    x

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  6. Oh my GOSH! Starting off the day with a major craving? Check!

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  7. These look delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe- I can't have dairy and have been looking for an easy and delicious fudge recipe for ages now. I should've known I could rely on your baking talents :)

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  8. oh my, how can something look so good? x

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  9. BEST fudge I ever ate!! I always tell Kaylah not to bring it over! One bite, and you can't stop

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  10. I've been craving sweet stuff all week and these look delicious. I'm going to have to try to make some! Damn, you'd you have to go and ruin my healthy eating streak!

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  11. omg this looks amaaaaazing! I love fudge, and how cool that this is a vegan recipe!!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  12. I wish we had Tofutti in South Africa.

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  13. Can this be made without the alcohol? This recipe sounds so simple and it looks delicious, but I wouldn't use alcohol if I made them.

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    1. I have no idea. You might be able to substitute it for another liquid but I can't guarantee it would be as tasty.

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  14. Oh. My. God.

    These look SO good. I'll have to try out the recipe.

    http://maltmemories.blogspot.com

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  15. This looks A-Mazing!!!! It's funny that you say that you don't know what chocolate truffles are suppose to look like, but you know what a fungus truffle looks like because the chocolate truffle was made to mimic the fungus one. Interesting fact I recently learned that I thought you would enjoy knowing too.

    http://www.sweet-athena.com/foodie-friday-oh-chocolate/

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  16. I always have a little brandy tucked away somewhere in the cabinets... I will have to try this!! Fudge is just too good to not try. Thanks for sharing! I love your recipes.

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  17. Wow! These look absolutely delicious! Also, I made truffles for the first time in the fall (Pumpkin Pie Truffles) - all truffles are is balls of fudge. A lot of recipes for truffles say you can either ball them up and dip in chocolate (or in this case, coconut) or just make regular fudge. Either way, it's got chocolate & brandy so I'm in. Jackpot. Thanks for sharing!!

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