Cookies & Cream Fudge ~ #SundaySupper
This week the #SundaySupper team is celebrating recipes inspired by our favorite holiday movies and music.
During the entire month of December, there’s an endless loop of holiday films playing on the tube and Jingle Bells blasting from my iPod. I can happily watch the same holiday films over and over without complaint.
I’ll proudly admit that I’m the annoying gal with too much Christmas cheer each year… Unless, of course, you find me in a long line at the Walmart with granny checking customers out at a pace slower than a fat slug. Then you’ll here me whine, complain, and a guffaw like an annoying 2 year old that was forced to Christmas shop from dawn until dusk.
I drive Squirrel nuts! He likes the holidays well enough, but I tend to take holiday cheer to the extreme. I get, “Why are we putting all this junk up just to take it down in 2 weeks.”
What we? There is no we, people. It’s all me. I climb the attic stairs and drag the Christmas boxes down. I put the decorations up. I bake the cookies, fudge, and macaroni and cheese. I hang the stockings with care. Then, I take down the decorations, clean up the dishes, and gently place the stockings back in their rightful box until next year.
We—psht! I’m lucky he carts the for-reals tree out the door for trash pick-up. Don’t let that handsome face fool you. It’s all me.
I have several favorite Christmas films, but there are two I absolutely love and make a point to watch every year: The Santa Clause and Elf.
Will Farrel is my man. Seriously, the man is hilarious. I own almost all of his films and watch them over and over. I pulled an Elf move and added a bunch of sugary cookies to a bowl of white chocolate for a delicious holiday treat.
The base is a mixture of melted white chocolate, butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Mix it all up and stir in a ton of crushed chocolate chips, and you have yourself thick, creamy fudge.
The cream cheese creates a velvety base for the cookies and helps balance out the sweetness of the white chocolate and powdered sugar. This cookies & cream fudge is melt-in-your-mouth good.
The crushed Oreos add a chocolatey crunch.
Cookies & Cream Fudge
Creamy, sweet white chocolate fudge loaded with crushed Oreo cookie pieces.
3 cups white chocolate chips, melted and cooled
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
26 Oreo cookies, crushed
Line a 9-by-13-inch pan with parchment paper. Lightly spray the parchment with baking spray or grease with butter.
In the bowl of your stand mixer attached with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Slowly add the powdered sugar until thoroughly combined. Mix in the melted chocolate until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
Stir in the crushed Oreo pieces.
Spread the mixture evenly into your prepared pan. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into 1-inch cubes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.