Oreo fudge

 I have never made fudge before.  Last week while scrolling Pinterest I found a picture that looked similar to what I have pictured above.  My husband loves Oreo's.  He loves Oreos almost as much as he loves me.  I knew I had to make this. The only problem is that every single recipe called for marshmallow fluff and that has eggs in it.  I don't eat eggs, and dangit if I was going to be making something like this I wanted to taste it.  So I altered the recipe using marshmallows and corn syrup. I also increased the portion of Oreo's by a lot, because the online recipes just did not have enough cookie goodness.  This stuff is good you guys.  It is sweet.  Very sweet. But so good. So good I had it for breakfast, and maybe even midmorning snack.  I admit nothing.
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can)  Evaporated Milk
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) White Morsels (I used 4- 4oz bars Ghiradelli white chocolate)
  • 1.5 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • I package crushed Oreo's
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
LINE 9-inch-square baking pan with foil.

COMBINE sugar, butter and evaporated milk in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

STIR in chocolate, marshmallows, corn syrup, crushed cookies (reserve about 1/4 cup to sprinkle on top) and vanilla extract. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining crumbled cookies on top. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into 48 pieces. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

I left my cookies sort of big.  The online recipe said to finely crush them. I didn't want that, I wanted to cut it up and have pieces of cookie be visible. I wanted you to get that bite that appeared to have a "whole cookie" effect.  I am glad I made this choice.  Fine cookie crumbs would not have been as crunchy and delightful.  If you don't want to use the marshmallows and corn syrup you can substitue that with 1-7 oz jar of Marshmallow fluff. I prefer the taste of actual marshmallows to the fluff though 

One thing I would change about this, is at the end I would drizzle some melted semi sweet chocolate over the top and lightly swirl it in before putting it in the fridge to cool.  White chocolate is very sugary sweet and I think having the semi sweet chocolate in there to cut the sweetness would help.  I'm going to go home tonight and pour some over the top and see what happens.  Maybe...if I don't eat it all before then.