I have had a crazy past few months. I sold my condo and moving into my new house got delayed, so I ended up in a hotel for a month and a half. After cooking dinner almost every night (for several years), going that long without a good home-cooked meal was torture. Once our new house was available, we spent every day after work tearing out carpet, painting and remodeling a bit.
We finally moved in the day before Thanksgiving. Just so you know, after living in such small quarters, the new house feels like a mansion :) I still have a million boxes to unpack and if you saw this Instagram pic, it's a mystery as to what is inside some of them. Ha ha!! But . . . hey, it sure feels good to sleep in my own bed again.
I have learned that I don't think I could ever build a house from the ground up. It took me hours and several trips to different stores just to pick out a ceiling fan. I pretty much hated one thing about every single one and I finally settled for one with clear glass instead of frosted glass. I still want to know why a ceiling fan can't just use regular light bulbs?
Hopefully, I can now get back to posting more regularly. I have had this fudge idea in my head for a long time and I finally was able to make it last weekend. It's just as good as I had hoped.
I love the flavor of Mint OREOS and when mixed with a vanilla fudge . . . it is rich and creamy and melts in your mouth. I took some to work and it was a huge hit.
This would make a perfect neighbor gift. You could even make a batch with red peppermint OREOS and give them red and green fudge. So pretty.
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adapted from: Natalie T.
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)
16 Mint Oreos
2 (12 oz.) pkgs. white chocolate chips (vanilla chips)
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbl. unsalted butter, cut into chunks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Break the Oreos into small chunks and add half to the bottom of the baking dish. Pour the two packages of white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and butter into a large microwave-safe dish. Microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth and creamy (Mixture can also be melted together on the stove-top).
Stir in vanilla until well combined. Pour over Oreos in baking dish and spread fudge out evenly. Top with remaining cookie chunks and press down slightly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set. Cut into pieces and serve.
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