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"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Jack Daniel's Fudge ~ Holiday Prep

Don't throw tomatoes at me, ha ha!  I spent the Labor Day weekend laboring in the tomato patch(s).

Hubby and I had to re-tie the 100-some tomato plants and finally finished them up yesterday.  By the time we picked tomatoes, it was too hot to remain out there, and too late to start a batch of anything with tomatoes.

I tried a new recipe to see if it would be a different spin on a holiday treat for gatherings.  I lined a 13 x 9 pan with parchment paper, then lightly oiled it.  You could use non-stick spray if you prefer.  I didn't use much at all really.  

Pour 1 cup of Jack Daniel's Whiskey over 2 pounds of sifted powdered sugar and stir.

Melt 12 oz. chocolate chips.  These non-gmo chips only come in 10 oz. bags, so that is what I used, but will add 2 oz. this coming Christmas when I take it to the gatherings.  You pour this over the powdered sugar mixture and mix very quickly, mixing well, then press into your prepared pan.

Let it sit 30 minutes.  Remove from parchment paper and then cut and let sit another hour until firm.  Delicious!  The whiskey is not cooked out for this recipe, and is an "adult" fudge.  The only problem now, is that only have 3 adults in this house, and a huge pan of fudge to eat, ha ha!  I think I will put it in the freezer.  

That new recipe took very little time, and I should have really been crocheting, but tomatoes are on the stove top again today.  Another batch of pizza sauce is reducing.  I have never canned "spaghetti" sauce, so I looked a few recipes up. The ingredients are very similar to my pizza sauce, so I'm not canning it.  If I need "spaghetti" sauce I will just pop open the pizza sauce and add my home canned tomato paste if needed.  


Susan said...

Oh, boy. There are a few adults on my holiday list who would live this!

Kristina said...

Susan, a few family members on Hubby's side of the family have tasted it and last night I got a call from another one wanting to taste it, ha ha! It's pretty good. You just have to stir quickly, as it hardens fast, after you add the chocolate.

RB said...

The fudge sounds fabulous and easy. I wonder how you'd make it alcohol free though, cause you know it's going to be a fight to keep kids out of chocolate. LOL
I hope everyone's having a wonderful, safe day.
God bless.

Kristina said...

RB, my adult kids did not like it, other than my oldest daughter. She took half the pan to her condo, which she shares with many friends. The rest went to Hubby's family. Word got out, and we even got calls last night for more, ha ha! I just gave them the recipe.

Sam I Am...... said...

Sounds delicious although I'm not much of a candy eater. Great gift for those who are though!

Kristina said...

Sam I Am, it tastes great if you like Jack Daniels. It makes a wonderful gift.