White Chocolate Fudge gone Grinch! Grinch colored and sprinkled — not even the Grinch could resist!
Grinch Fudge? How could anything this sweet be named after such a sourpuss? This white chocolate, simple to make, no candy thermometer required fudge would even make the Grinch’s heart grow 3 sizes!
“Max! Help me!! I’m feeeeeeling!!”
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I am participating in a fun blogger’s group this week called “Christmas Sweets Week.” All week long I will be sharing delicious recipes to tantalize even the sweetest of a Sweet Tooth! On Monday, I shared a recipe for Winter Wonderland Snack Mix. It’s a delicious snack mix dressed up in Winter White, glistening like a new fallen snow. As you can see today is all about this Grinch Fudge, Friday will boast a Salted Caramel Mocha Smoothie and last, but certainly not least, Saturday — with an Orange Meltaway Cookie Recipe!
Sweets & Treats gave each of us two packages of sprinkles. I chose “ Mean One,” and another that will be getting used at Valentine’s Day! The idea of this fudge was 100% inspired by these adorable sprinkles!
What Simple Ingredients go into this White Chocolate Grinch Fudge?
- cream cheese
- powdered sugar
- vanilla extract
- white chocolate
- lime green food coloring
- “Mean One” Sprinkles
Another sponsor of Christmas Sweets Week: Dixie Crystals
You know that saying “Third Time is a Charm?” It totally rang through with this recipe. I made this fudge twice before this successful attempt. To say that candy thermometers and I have a fickle relationship, would be an understatement. Sometimes I have no problem at all, other times? Garbage.
My Eggnog Fudge ALWAYS comes out great. My Peanut Brittle? Sometimes it’s perfect, other times I need to keep my dentist on speed dial. So, after two attempts at a fudge I found in an old church cookbook, both of them not setting up and resembling the color of pea soup — I went in search of a fudge that didn’t require a candy thermometer.
The color part? I am going to tell you, the recipe says “Lime Green Food Coloring” — use that. If you use the regular green, it’s going to come out more “blue-green” and not Grinch colored at all. I love the gel food coloring the best. The colors are super vibrant.
Grinch Inspired Treats for the Holidays:
- Grinch Cookies from LeMoine Family Kitchen
- Grinch Cocktails – 3 Ways from The Spruce Eats
- Grinch Pretzels from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
- Grinch Rice Krispy Treats from Sara’s Baking Studio
- Grinch Popcorn from Two Sisters Crafting
Isn’t that little Grinch in the background, cute? Our boxers have a monthly subscription to BarkBox, and it came in last month’s box. Well, not that one exactly. Theirs is bigger, and very well loved. This little guy is a Christmas present for my Puppy-Nephew, Tony.
They also got an Antler like the dog wears on that Grinch movie. Even though he looks super cute — Theo wasn’t a fan. I put it on Libby, but he kept yanking it off of her head. I guess he didn’t want her to wear it either?
This fudge was super easy, and came out so well. It makes an 8×8 pan, and not having to use a candy thermometer was fantastic. One hint — if you want your fudge to be whiter, don’t use the pure Mexican Vanilla. It’s deep brown color will take the vibrance out of the green. Use a clear vanilla extract.
Time to make some Grinch Fudge!!
- 12 ounces of good quality white chocolate, melted according to package instructions
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
- 2 Teaspoons clear vanilla extract
- Neon Green or Lime Green Food Coloring
- 2/3 cup "Mean One" Sprinkles, divided
- Butter bottom and sides of an 8x8 inch baking dish. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with your mixer until smooth.
- Melt chocolate according to package instructions, stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
- Fold melted white chocolate cream cheese mixture. Mix in food coloring until desired color is achieved. Fold in 1/3 cup sprinkles. Spread into prepared baking dish.
- Top with remaining sprinkles, gently press into fudge.
- Chill for 1 hour, then cut into 1 inch squares.
Use LIME colored food coloring, not green. You won't achieve this color with regular green. This makes a beautiful all white fudge, too.
Serving Size:1 piece
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 69 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 16mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 10g Protein: 1g
Wednesday’s #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes:
Boozy Salted Caramel Apple Cider from The Beard and The Baker
Christmas Punch from Juggling Act Mama
Frozen Caramel Hot Chocolate from Eat Move Make
Peppermint Hot Chocolate from Mildly Meandering
Crockpot Red Velvet Hot Chocolate from April Golightly
Gingerbread Caramel Coffee Martini from Daily Dish Recipes
Gingerbread Spice Caramel Latte from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Gingersnap Eggnog Shooter from Seduction In The Kitchen
Glogg from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Hot Buttered Rum from Moore or Less Cooking
Salted Caramel Almond Hot Chocolate from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Salted Caramel Hot Apple Cider from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Sugar Cookie Cocktail from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Vanilla & Spice Hot Mulled Wine from The Baking Fairy
Maple Bourbon Old Fashion Bread Pudding from Cheese Curd in Paradise
Almond Roca from Everyday Eileen
Christmas Cookie Bark from The Mandatory Mooch
Creamy Cheese Fudge from Take Two Tapas
Grinch Fudge from An Affair from the Heart
Milk Chocolate Toffee Fudge from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Reindeer Food Snack Mix from Big Bear’s Wife
Chocolate Mint Cookies from Platter Talk
Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookies from With Two Spoons
Festive Coconut Macaroons from For the Love of Food
Gingerbread Bars with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting from Sweet Beginnings
Gingerbread Cupcakes from The Redhead Baker
Gingerbread House Layer Cake from Love and Confections
Holiday Pavlova from My Suburban Kitchen
Hot Chocolate Whoopie Pies from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Joulutorttu (Finnish Christmas Tarts) from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Merry and Bright Marshmallow Filled Christmas Cupcakes from Lady Behind the Curtain
Minty Grinch Dip from Who Needs A Cape?
Oatmeal Maple Cream Pies from Blogghetti
Pecan Pie Cheesecake from The Crumby Kitchen
Peppermint Stick Cookies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Red Velvet Cookies from Live Love Texas
Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Cups from The Spiffy Cookie
Santa Belt Cupcakes from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
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