I am very late to the Oreo party. I don’t know if they’re just not as big a deal in the UK as they are in America, or if I was just sheltered from them due to my mum’s dislike of them (although she loved this fudge as well as these cupcakes so I’m starting to think she knows NOTHING about Oreos). Whatever the reason for me only discovering them about a year ago, it means I am way behind with experimenting with them in recipes.
I saw this recipe (check out the rest of the blog too, there’s some ace stuff on there!) a few weeks ago and I knew I’d make it soon. There are a lot of recipes I get very excited about and then forget about almost immediately (short attention span) but I have been thinking about this recipe ever since I found it, and last week I finally got round to making it!
Part of the reason this appealed to me so much is that I am a huge, huge fan of cheat’s fudge. I honestly don’t think I’ll ever make proper, traditional fudge ever again (though there’s a good one here if you fancy it!). This takes no time at all to melt together and then a few hours later (or overnight, if you can wait) it’s ready for eating. Nom nom nom. No messing around with thermometers and burning your face when you stick it in the hot sugar mixture. What? You’ve never done that? Oh. Yeah. Me neither… Let’s make some easy fudge!
Cookies and cream fudge
Adapted from Fake Ginger
Makes 64ish squares, depending how you cut it
575g/20.3 oz white chocolate, broken into chunks
397g/14 oz tin of condensed milk
10 oreos, broken into eighths
Line a 9×9 inch square tin with baking paper.
Put the white chocolate and condensed milk in a large pan and heat very gently over a low heat, stirring frequently, until the chocolate has melted. The mixture should be smooth and stick to itself. Stir in the oreos.
Scrape the mixture into the tin and level it, pushing it into all the corners. The mixture it quite stiff and will not spread on its own. Put the tin in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight, for the fudge to set. Cut into squares (I did 8 by 8).