When you think of cheesecake, you don’t always think of fudge, do you? Well after you try out this Swirled Mint Cheesecake Fudge Recipe, you won’t be able to separate the two. This has to be one of the most beautiful, tasty, and simple recipes you will ever make.
Swirled Mint Cheesecake Fudge Recipe
Mint Fudge For St. Patrick’s Day
With mint in the title, you might be wondering why the green? Well, it’s St. Patrick’s day! I’d have to be pinching myself if I didn’t have green in here somewhere! And to top it all off, there are shiny gold sprinkles on top! If I didn’t know any better I’d think it came straight from the land of the lucky!
Easy To Make Fudge Recipe
I may be exaggerating my baking abilities a little bit here, but it is pretty tasty! Thus fudge recipe without condensed milk doesn’t take long to make it, but waiting for it to set up into fudge seems to take forever! I’d advise you to grab a snack and the remote because you’re going to need them.
Take a look at how easy it is to make this Swirled Mint Cheesecake Fudge Recipe:
Swirled Cheesecake Fudge For Kids
I love to create easy recipes your kids can help you with. This easy microwave fudge recipe without condensed milk is definitely one of those recipes! They can help with just about every step! The little ones will get a kick out of dumping the colored drops of the fudge recipe into the pan and making the swirls! And of course, the sprinkles are always a hit with the kids, am I, right moms?!
• 2-12-ounce bags of white chocolate chips
• 1 stick of unsalted butter softened
• 1-3.4-ounce box of cheesecake flavor instant pudding
• 1/3 cup milk
• 3 cups of powdered sugar
• ½ teaspoon sea salt
• 1 teaspoon mint-flavored extract
• Green food coloring
• Gold sprinkles or colored sugar
• 8×8 baking pan lined with parchment paper
• Cooking spray
• 1 knife, chopstick, or wooden skewer
Step 1: Spray pan with cooking spray and cover bottom and sides of the pan with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium-size bowl, add butter and white chocolate chips. Melt in the microwave in 30-second bursts until completely melted and smooth. Do not cook for more than 30 seconds at a time or the mixture will burn. Stir until smooth.
Step 2: Mix the salt and mint extract into the melted chocolate mixture.
Step 3: Add pudding and milk to a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. [The consistency will be much thicker than when you usually make pudding.]
Step 4: Fold the pudding into the melted chocolate mixture.
Step 5: Slowly add in the powdered sugar, about ¾ cup at a time. You can use a hand mixer for this step, but you can also use a sturdy spoon.
Step 6: Continue to add powdered sugar until the mixture is smooth and the consistency that fudge would be at this step. If it appears too thick, add a tablespoon of milk., If it appears too runny, add 1-2 tablespoons of powdered sugar.
Step 7: Separate mixture evenly into two bowls.
Step 8: Add green food coloring into one of the bowls. Add 1-2 drops until you get your desired color.
Step 9: Using a spoon, alternate adding the green and white fudge mixture until the bottom of the pan is covered.
Step 10: Using your knife, chopstick, or wooden skewer, swirl the mixture up and down and from left to right. Repeat until the fudge mixture is gone.
Step 11: Press sprinkles into the top of the fudge.
Step 12: Cover baking pan with foil and place in refrigerator until fudge is firm. Place fudge on cutting board and cut into 1-2” pieces and enjoy!