Hope everyone had a great Christmas, if you celebrate, and if not happy almost New Years Eve! Hard to believe 2015 is just about done and we're onto 2016. The years move by so fast. They seem to pick up speed every year - not much we can do about that except enjoy every moment.
I figured some fun fudge would be appropriate to ring in the new year. I call it ambrosia fudge, mostly because its got lots and lots of mini rainbow marshmallows. There's no fruit it in which is the main stay of regular ambrosia salad but I'm going with the other definition of ambrosia - or food/drink of the greek gods! This fudge is pretty and very sweet so I think it fits!
Although now that I think about it, the marshmallows are fruit flavored - orange, strawberry, lemon and lime so I think that actually covers the fruit part for ambrosia salad.
The recipe is really easy with 3 basic ingredients - vanilla chips, frosting, and the marshmallows.
Mix them up and spread into a 9X9 baking pan and sprinkle with lots of pretty sprinkles.
Maybe you could call it just regular marshmallow fudge but I think that's kinda boring. A friend suggested mermaid fudge? or bubble fudge? What would you call it??
Whatever you call it they are perfect little bites of decadence for your New Years eve shin-dig!
Easy and so fun to make too. If you wanted to add dried or freeze dried fruits you could morph it more into the ambrosia "salad" type of fudge. I've listed that as optional in the directions below.
Are you ready for 2016? Well it's coming whether we like it or not! Thanks so much for reading, sharing, and pinning posts from the year. Can't wait to share more in the new year!
Have a happy and safe New Years! See you in 2016!
How to Make Ambrosia Fudge:
- 2 cups of vanilla chips
- 1 can of store bought frosting
- 3 cups of mini rainbow marshmallows
- 1/2 cup of dried or freeze dried fruit (such as pineapple, oranges) - optional
- various sprinkles
- Line 9X9 pan with parchment paper or foil
- Melt chips in microwave (in microwave safe bowl) on high. (2-3 30-second intervals)
- Stir in frosting
- Stir in marshmallows and fruit (if using)
- Spread into pan. Even out with spatula.
- Top with sprinkles. Push sprinkles in slightly with a spatula to ensure they stick to fudge.
- Let set for 1 hour at room temperature or refrigerate for 15 minutes (to speed).
- Turn fudge out onto cutting board and cut into squares.