Welcome to Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita's Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today,
Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.
Do you believe in Christmas miracles? I do. Thanks to the wondrous world of Google, Uncle Bob spotted NinjaBaking.com. Suddenly, after one e-mail, after decades of no contact, I was introduced to my mother’s half-brother and his family. A few Christmases ago Uncle Bob was sitting in my living room with my Aunt Eva catching me up on family history. Sadly, he is no longer here.
Aunt Eva and Cousin Eva in the Azores
I am blessed, however, to remain in conversation with Aunt Eva and her lovely daughters. My experiences with my new extended family have been heart-warming and inspirational. Every year Cousin Amy sashays herself into the elite echelon of America’s top fencing champions. Aunt Eva continues to knit incredible scarves and sweaters and take on Facebook with her iPad. And my Cousin Eva always impresses me with her adventures in and out of the kitchen.
A generations old family fudge recipe with a Ninja Baker Pocky cookie sticks twist.
To kickoff the #ChristmasWeek celebration, I am sharing a family recipe - Cousin Eva’s fudge. I’ve added matcha green tea Pocky, white cheesecake Pocky bits and red M & Ms to add holiday cheer and deliciousness! But, the real richness is derived from the generations of love cooked into this deep chocolate sweet.
Christmas magic is all about savoring the goodness in the world. Biting into this fudge may remind you of the childhood wonder of the season. Deep, dark smooth chocolate marries crunchy Pocky cookie bits in this fudge recipe.
1½ cups of crushed chocolate graham crackers or teddy bears
plus additional bears or cracker crumbs for garnish
- 2½ tablespoons of organic coconut spread or softened butter
- 4½ ounces of dark chocolate chips
- 4½ ounces of semisweet chocolate chips
- 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon instant espresso
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup chopped cheesecake Pocky
- ½ cup chopped green tea matcha Pocky
- ½ cup red M & M chocolate candies
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.
Coat an 8” x 8” pan with cooking spray.
Crush chocolate graham crackers or teddy bears in a food processor with coconut spread or softened butter. Press the well combined mixture into the
8” x 8” pan. Bake for 5 minutes in a 350 oven. Cool.
In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed milk, espresso and cinnamon. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Spread the fudge mixture evenly over the chocolate graham crust. Garnish with chocolate graham teddy bears, Pocky bits and M & Ms.
Chill in a refrigerator for 3 hours.
Visit all the other Christmas Week Peeps for more Holiday Baking Goodness: Coconut Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Covered Spoons by Cravings of a Lunatic Chocolate Shortbread Bars by Juanita's Cocina Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks Frosted Sugar Cookies by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts Peppermint Mocha Brownie Cookies by Chocolate Moosey Holiday Pinwheels by That Skinny Chick Can Bake Cranberry Pistachio Eggnog Bark by See Aimee Cook Chocolate Peppermint Donuts by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen Cranberry-Orange Gin Fizz by The Messy Baker Pocky Fudge by Ninja Baking Vanilla Wafer Holiday Bark by Dizzy Busy and Hungry Peanut Butter n' Jelly Thumbprints by The Little Ferraro Kitchen Buckeyes by My Catholic Kitchen Coconut Cream Tres Leches Cake by The Dutch Baker's Daughter Gluten-free Cinnamon Star Cookies by Masala Herb Nanny's Pecan Pie by Food Lust People Love Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies by Jen's Favorite Cookies My Mother-in-law's Fudge by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker Peppermint Brownie Pops by Home Cooking Memories Chocolate Cherry Hazelnut Fudge by Rants From My Crazy Kitchen Flourless Peanut Butter Nutella S'Mores by Cupcakes & Kale Chips Cranberry Yogurt Cookies by Mom's Test Kitchen Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake by Liv Life Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies by Try Anything Once Culinary Peppermint Fudge by Like Mother Like Daughter
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***This giveaway is for one Magimix by Robot-Coupe 3200XL 12-Cup Food Processor (in white)! This giveaway is open to Continental US residents only . When the contest concludes, the winner will be chosen by random draw. The winner will be notified through e-mail and they will have 3 days to respond or another winner will be chosen.***
*****Disclaimer: This giveaway is being provided by Magimix by Robot-Coupe. #ChristmasWeek bloggers have not received product or been compensated as a part of this giveaway.*****
Green Tea Pocky, white cheesecake Pocky and red M & Ms
make Cousin Eva's Fudge merry and bright and ready for Christmas!
Wishing you Christmas magic and miracles.
The Ninja Baker
© ™ Watkinson 2012
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