I first made this fudge a few years ago for our family Christmas. You may have seen it around the web, but I just love how quick, easy and festive it is! Here is the simple, 5-minute recipe for this Christmas fudge wreath.
First gather your ingredients.
- 12 ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup of butterscotch chips
- 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- Candied green and red cherries for decorations
In a medium sauce pan, combine your chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, condensed milk and vanilla extract. Heat on low, stirring occasionally to make sure all the chips get mixed in.
Keep the can from the condensed milk after you pour it in. Wash it out, then wrap it in saran wrap because this will be use to make the hole in the wreath.
While you wait for your ingredients to heat, grease the inside of a round cake pan with softened butter. (I use butter in a bucket straight from the fridge and just smear it around with a paper towel.)
Keep a close eye on the ingredients you are heating. You want to make sure and mix them well so you get a creamy finished product.
If you’re like me, you are probably doing 18 other things (cooking dinner, cleaning the living room, doing laundry, etc.) while making fun desserts, so hope like hell that you don’t use the wrong cooking utensil when mixing your fudge. Meaty fudge is not a good combo!
Cut the red candied cherries in half to represent berries and cut the green candied cherries into quarters to represent leaves.
Placed the can in the middle of the cake pan. Once your fudge is creamy and all the ingredients are melted and mixed, scoop the mix into the pan around the can. (Haha, that’s funny to say.) Leave it lumpy on top for texture.
Once you have all the fudge in the cake pan, arrange your candied cherries to represent berries and leaves.
Once you have garnished your fudge, simply stick it in the refrigerator until it thickens and is solid.
Once you have left it in the fridge long enough, remove the can from the center and use a knife to remove the wreath. Now you can eat and enjoy.
There are many different ways to make this fudge. Some people add pecan or walnuts to the fudge. You can make a chic white wreath by substituting the semi-sweet chocolate morsels for white chocolate chips. You can add any type of garnish on top that suites your style. But here at our house, we like things simple and “stuff” free. And chocolate by itself is just fine with me.
I’m serving my wreath tonight when we have some friends over for a little Christmas get together. I’ll be sure to snap some pictures for you of the finished things.
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