This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.
I’ve always enjoyed experimenting in the kitchen. There used to be a TV show that was called something like “Just Like Mom” where kids would “cook” by making up recipes the way they thought they should be. It was a funny show – ketchup was used in cookies more often than you would think.
In middle school I started experimenting with both different flavor profiles as well as ingredient substitution. One of my first attempts at creating something different was with fruit muffins. I tried different juices in place of the other liquids in muffin mixes to see if I could amp up the flavor. For example, cranberry and blueberry muffins had cranberry juice mixed in. From there I learned that flavored liquids could really change the overall taste of whatever I was making.
I love using International Delight creamers in my recipes for this reason. They have so many flavors to choose from! One of my absolute favorites is the Heath flavor. I mean, you can’t go wrong with chocolate and toffee, right? Heath bars have always been near the top of my list for candy bars. I have a lot of childhood memories of my Mom cooking with them. She used them in her Chocolate Trifle, to top her Ice Cream Bars, and lots of other ways.
So when my husband recently suggested that I make some fudge, I thought I’d add in the I.D. creamer and see what happened. The results were really yummy. Okay, in my opinion, they were more than yummy: I feel like I created pretty much the best homemade chocolate-based fudge I’d ever tried (I can’t say fudge, period, because my Grandmother makes world-class peanut butter fudge).
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate bits
1 3/4 cups butterscotch bits
1 cup International Delight Heath Coffee Creamer
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp chocolate extract
pinch of salt
1 Heath bar, crushed
- Spray a 9×9 pan with cooking spray and set aside. You can also line it with parchment paper for easy removal, if desired.
- Place chocolate bits, ID creamer, both extracts, and salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds; stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds on HIGH and mix thoroughly. If ingredients are not completely incorporated at this point, continue to microwave in 15-30 second bursts until smooth. Keep an eye on the mix, as chocolate can go from “almost there” to seized, gritty and hard in the blink of an eye.
- Add butterscotch bits and mix until fully melted and mixture is smooth. If you are unable to get all the butterscotch bits to melt, microwave for 15 second bursts, stirring thoroughly after each, until desired consistency is reached.
- Mix in crushed Heath bar.
- Pour fudge batter into prepared pan and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours, or until set. It’s best to refrigerate overnight if possible.
This stuff is so good it’s sinful. The fudge practically melts in your mouth, but then you get those great little nuggets of crunch from the crushed Heath bar.
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