Tag: marshmallow

Easy Fudge “Treat” with Chocolate and Marshmallows

Chocolate marshmallow fudge treat

Fudge has always been one of my favorite candies. I love all varieties, from English clotted cream fudge to high-end candy shop stuff to the sugary peanut butter kind sold at school bake sales. And no trip to Rehoboth Beach would be complete without a box (or two!!) from The Candy Kitchen on the boardwalk; I’m partial to the maple walnut variety. And the vanilla, the butter pecan, the chocolate cheesecake…You get the point.

Fudge on display in a candy shop

So, when I learned that June 16th had been designated as National Fudge Day, of course I had to whip up a batch or two of my favorite treat.

Finding myself short on time, I decided to skip my tried-and-true classic fudge recipes and attempt one of the many “quick” methods that are all over the Internet. Most of these recipes call for some combination of chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and a couple of other add-ins, with no special equipment required other than a microwave. (In contrast, more traditional recipes combine ingredients like sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa powder, and generally require a candy thermometer and boiling on the stovetop for some period of time.)

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Homemade Mallo Cups: A Twist on a Classic Candy!

homemade mallo cups

I’ve always loved Mallo Cups. Every Halloween, I was the weird kid who bypassed the Snickers and Twix and Milky Way in search of these tasty, old-fashioned marshmallow treats.

Maybe it’s my central Pennsylvania upbringing. (Mallo Cups are made by Boyer Candy, based in Altoona, PA.) Or, maybe it’s because I love all things coconut. Either way, Mallo Cups are the perfect blend of delicious milk chocolate, gooey marshmallow, and crunchy coconut. And yet, they’re sadly underappreciated when it comes to classic candies. They fall second perhaps only to the 100 Grand bar which, like the Mallo Cup, is difficult to find at any time of the year other than Halloween.

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