Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mountain Man Fudge

I'm not really sure where we got this recipe.  I just remember that K brought it home once from somewhere.  Possibly a Primary Activity?

It just so happens to be in my brand spankin' new binder-of-just-about-every-recipe-I-have.  Not really a new binder, just one I threw together of all the miscellaneous recipes I had from here, there and everywhere.  The ones I printed off the internet, got from friends, or who knows where else.  THAT binder.  Do you have one of those?

Anyway, I don't know that pioneers really made fudge but it sounds like something they may have done had they had things such as Ziploc bags and such.  Wouldn't you agree?  So, to honor our pioneer heritage during the week of Pioneer Day, we made Mountain Man Fudge.  I kind of think of it as Lazy Man's Fudge.  No cooking required and you get to eat it almost as quickly as you made it.

Here's what you'll need for each Freezer Ziploc bag (or other brand of your choice - freezer kind are best since they are less likely to bust open ;)):

2 T. cocoa powder

3/4 c. powdered sugar

1 oz. cream cheese

1 T. butter

dash of vanilla

Here's what that might look like... Kind of ugly, eh?

Why are only three of my children present in the picture, you ask?  Well, I'll tell you.  K had this crazy notion that going water skiing with her dad and some of his buddies would be more fun than making fudge.  Pssshhh!  I tell ya, kids are nuts sometimes.  {She actually had a great time :)}  And C was in bed.  That's right!  In bed at 7:00.  No, that is NOT typical.  He had been a STINK!  More on that later....

On to more important matters such as mashing bags.

Mash your bag until everything inside is well incorporated.  {I even 'let' B mash a bag... yeah, he wasn't so interested}

Cut the tip off...

And enjoy!  Or just let the kids enjoy.  It's extremely sweet but the kids sure love it!




Sheryl said...

VERY COOL! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share some of your recipes with us?
I hope to see you there!

Meagan said...

That looks amazing! I am definitely going to try that! Thanks for sharing!