Cookie Monster Fudge
Smooth and creamy fudge packed with chocolate chip cookies and Oreo cookies. Oh– and it’s BLUE! Just like Cookie Monster :)
Big news (for my little world anyway)! I re-introduced dairy and chocolate back into my diet last week!! ????
I made these cookies to celebrate, and ate my way through all the butter and chocolate-filled items I’ve been missing for the past several weeks, and promptly got a stomach ache that lasted the entire weekend. And baby seems to be tolerating it pretty well, so that’s exciting! Remember how he hasn’t been sleeping? Well, I finally reached a point of desperation and decided to start feeding him a little cereal at night even though it’s a little early. And IT WORKED. He’s still waking up twice, but we’re *almost* consistently getting a 4-5 hour stretch in the beginning of the night! Woot!
Anyway. When I saw that he tolerated the cereal perfectly fine, I decided to give dairy and chocolate a try again (for me, not him of course! ????). It’s basically been amazing.
So anyway. This fudge.
I’ve had this idea rolling around in my brain for a few months, but I wanted to wait until October to post it. You know. Since it’s Cookie Monster fudge. Monsters… Halloween.. it kind of goes, right?? And how cute is it?? Or is that just me? I kept telling my husband how cute I thought this fudge was, and I think he thought that was kind of a strange way to describe blue fudge filled with cookies. ????
But really. I do kind of think it’s adorable.
I was a big Sesame Street fan as a kid, and Cookie Monster always kind of resonated with me (shocker). Have you seen these Cookie Monster Cupcakes?? Seriously. The cuteness just kills me. And that’s where the idea for this fudge came from.
I do wish I had thought to add some googly eyes…. but I didn’t. I just added lots and lots of cookies!
This is my favorite fudge recipe ever. It’s just vanilla, but I used these Wilton Candy Melts to make it blue.
Candy Melts work exceptionally well in this easy fudge recipe. They melt smoothly without seizing (you can even make this fudge in the microwave!). And since candy melts harden up so nicely, this fudge cools and hardens just enough to be the perfect fudge consistency. It doesn’t melt in your hands or get overly soft at room temperature, but it’s not too hard either. The sweetened condensed milk combines with the melting candy to soften it up just a bit so that it’s JUST RIGHT.
Plus, you get to use cute colors with melting candy (versus using chocolate chips). Of course, you don’t have to make this blue. Feel free to use white candy melts or white chocolate chips instead if you’d rather. Just be sure to use low heat on the stove top if you use white chocolate chips, otherwise they’ll burn and seize.
I think Cookie Monster usually likes chocolate chip cookies. And even though he and I are on the same page there, I added mini Oreos to this fudge as well. Because… well, Oreos. Duh. Who doesn’t want Oreos in their fudge?? Each and every bite is packed with cookies enrobed in creamy, vanilla fudginess.
I think Cookie Monster would approve.
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- 3 cups Wilton Blue Candy Melts
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup mini Oreos + more for topping
- 1/2 cup broken up chocolate chips cookies (like Chips Ahoy) + more for topping
Line an 8x8 baking dish with foil.
Over low heat on the stove, stir together the candy melts and the sweetened condensed milk until melted and smooth.
Stir in the cookies pieces. Pour the fudge into the baking dish.
Press cookies into the top of the fudge. Allow to cool for 3-4 hours until completely set (you can speed this up by putting it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes).
Cut into squares to package or serve.
Today’s fudge takes me back to this Oreo-filled Dark Chocolate Mint Truffle Oreo Fudge.
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