Moose Droppings (Chocolate Fudge Candies)

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…well, fall.  But this week is THE week, right?!  As you know, I am a total sucker for all things holiday, and Christmas is undoubtedly my favorite.  I think that’s do to my parents:  over the years, we have cultivated a series of traditions Christmas Eve and Day that never seem to get old.  Here’s what 100% happens without fail e’ry year:

  • my mother and I are the only two who cook (and I secretly love it)
  • My bestie and I sneak away for breakfast on Christmas Eve to catch up on home-town gossip when I get into town and before she leaves
  • after Christmas Eve service, we eat shrimp cocktail and cheese and crackers, receive a new ornament from my mom, and watch Christmas Vacation
  • We eat the same amazing foods every year, and I gain about 45 lbs
  • my parents never put any presents under the tree until after we go to bed Christmas eve, and we are all adults now
  • we still wake up at 7am to open presents, but can’t open them until my dad reads from the Bible while we eat crescent rolls and bacon
  • my nephews find one present they are obsessed with and abandon gift opening for the rest of the morning to go play
  • my siblings, friends, and I go see a movie Christmas evening, and
  • my mom and I make Moose Droppings.

IMG_6544Moose Droppings are little fudge candies that are completely, dangerously addictive, and remind me of childhood like no other.  We have been making this for friends (and ourselves) as long as I can remember, and it’s always such a huge hit.  It’s cheap, incredibly easy to make, and always appreciated.  I love giving it to my close friends and a few coworkers as a holiday appreciation.  Make this today and throw it in the fridge!  It’s great to have on hand for one of those folks you forgot to shop for…. if they last.  They are that good.  This year, I made the candy with sea salt, which was EPIC.

Enjoy!


 

Materials:

  • medium pot
  • spatula
  • large casserole dish or cookie sheet
  • aluminum foil
  • cooking spray
  • large knife (I used a bread knife)

Ingredients:

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1.5 bags chocolate chips (I use dark chocolate)
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla
  • optional:  sea salt to taste (LOVE THIS, give this a try!)

Directions:

  1. Heat sweetened condensed milk over medium heat.  Stir often to ensure that the sides and bottom do not brown/burn.FullSizeRender
  2. Line casserole dish/cookie sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  3. As soon as the milk is hot and just starts to bubble, immediately turn off and remove from heat.
  4. Pour in all of the chocolate and vanilla, stirring constantly.FullSizeRender
  5. Stir until all of the chocolate is melted.IMG_6528
  6. Add in sea salt until combined.
  7. Pour mixture into pan.
  8. Spread into one thin, even layer, using your spatula.FullSizeRender
  9. Place in your fridge for at least an hour, until hardened.
  10. Take out of the fridge, and cut into 1-inch cubes (or  use cookie-cutters to get fancy!).FullSizeRender
  11. Enjoy!

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Moose Droppings (Chocolate Fudge Candies)

  • Servings: 6-10
  • Time: 5 min plus 1 hour
  • Difficulty: easy
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Materials:

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  • medium pot
  • spatula
  • large casserole dish or cookie sheet
  • aluminum foil
  • cooking spray
  • large knife (I used a bread knife)

Ingredients:

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1.5 bags chocolate chips (I use dark chocolate)
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla
  • optional:  sea salt to taste (LOVE THIS, give this a try!)

Directions:

  1. Heat sweetened condensed milk over medium heat.  Stir often to ensure that the sides and bottom do not brown/burn.
  2. Line casserole dish/cookie sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  3. As soon as the milk is hot and just starts to bubble, immediately turn off and remove from heat.
  4. Pour in all of the chocolate and vanilla, stirring constantly.
  5. Stir until all of the chocolate is melted.
  6. Add in sea salt until combined.
  7. Pour mixture into pan.
  8. Spread into one thin, even layer, using your spatula.
  9. Place in your fridge for at least an hour, until hardened.
  10. Take out of the fridge, and cut into 1-inch cubes (or  use cookie-cutters to get fancy!).
  11. Enjoy!
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