April 13, 2009

Recipe of the Day - Jelly Bean Fudge

Carl at the Candy Dish Blog, the official candy blog of the National Confectioners Association, wrote up a terrific blog post today about what to do with those left over Easter jelly beans.

So for those of you out there that are faced with a mountain of Easter treats without any idea on how to consolidate and get rid of some of the Easter cheer, try out this recipe from About.com author Elizabeth LaBau.

"The Easter Bunny Has Expired" Jelly Bean Fudge Recipe

8-inch square cake pan
Aluminum foil
Microwave-safe bowl
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons

2 cups (12 oz) white chocolate chips
2 cups jelly beans
1 (16 oz) can vanilla frosting
1 tsp rum extract
1 tsp coconut extract

Prepare an 8-inch square cake pan by lining it with aluminum foil.

Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 40-second increments until melted, stirring in between.

Stir in the extracts and the vanilla frosting, and mix until well-combined. Allow to sit and cool for several minutes.

Reserve 1/4 cup of jelly beans. Stir the rest into the fudge, and spread the fudge in the prepared pan, smoothing the top.

Sprinkle the reserved beans on top of the fudge, pressing them lightly into the top.

Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.

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