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Orange Sherbet Fudge

If you like orange sherbet you will like this fudge.  The first time I tried it I fell for it.  A co-worker brought it to a potluck and I just had to get their recipe.  You can use another flavor instead of orange if you like another better.

Orange Sherbet Fudge

1/2 stick margarine

3 cups sugar

3/4 cups heavy whipped cream

1 (10-12 oz.) white chocolate chips

3 teaspoons orange extract

1 small jar marshmallow creme

10 drops red food coloring

5 drops yellow food coloring

Grease a 9″ x 13″ pan with margarine.  Mix margarine, sugar, and whipped cream and boil for 4 minutes.  Next, add the marshmallow creme, orange extract, and white chocolate chips tot he mixture.  Mix well until the mixture is a smooth consistency. (The mixture will become thick and hard to stir.)

If you want a marbled looking fudge, take out one cup of the mixture and set aside.  Add the food coloring to the remaining mixture and pour it into the 9″ x 13″ pan.  Drop spoonfuls of the mixture you set aside into the pan and streak it through the orange mixture with a knife to create a marbled look.

Refrigerate until set and cut into squares.

Suggested variations

3 teaspoons mint favoring and 12 drops green food coloring

3 teaspoons peppermint flavoring and 12 drops red food coloring

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The Best Candy Recipe (Not Even I Can Mess This One Up)

Like everyone else, I wanted to find the perfect recipe to make for potlucks or as a gift for the holidays.  During the search for a candy recipe I tasted Sour Cream Fudge at a family gathering.  It had been brought to the event by my sister-in-law who soon shared the recipe with me.  Admittedly my biggest cooking weakness is making cookies and candy; however, I have made this fudge for several years with near perfect success.  As the title states, “Not even I can mess this one up.”

Despite the fact that sour cream isn’t normally thought of as a fudge ingredient, it is surprisingly delicious.  Everyone who has eaten this fudge has enjoyed it. I even have requests for it at Christmas from my husband’s co-workers, family, and friends.

Sour Cream Fudge

Ingredients

3 cups White Sugar

1 ½ cups Sour Cream

1 cup Margarine (2 sticks)

1 tray Candiquik (or Almond Bark)

1 ½ cups chopped Pecans (optional)

2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Line the bottom of a 13” x 9” baking pan with wax paper or grease lightly with margarine.  Chop or shred the Candiquik.  Combine white sugar, sour cream, and margarine in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

  Sugar mixtures will burn your skin severely. Watch for bubbling and splatter.

Continue cooking the mixture until it reaches the soft ball stage.  Near the completion of this stage the color of the mixture will become a slightly richer color and glossier in appearance.  This takes approximately 30-40 minutes depending upon your stove.

Remove the saucepan from the heat source, add the shredded Candiquik, vanilla extract, and chopped pecans, stirring as you add the ingredients.  The mixture will become thick very quickly.  Pour the fudge into a 13″ x 9″ baking pan and allow it to cool completely before cutting it into squares and serving.

I hope this becomes one of your family’s favorite recipes like it has mine.  Enjoy!

Sour Cream Fudge