Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I Scream You Scream We All Scream for....fudge?

You know this time of year that the magic takes place and calories disappear, fat grams don't go to your hips, and sugar is just sweet...not fattening. No, really. My sons call it "Mommy Magic". Mommy says it's not there, therefore it IS NOT THERE! Anyway, Evil Sister and I were discussing the cookie exchange from the past weekend (the one I didn't get to attend) and the subject of Velveeta cheese fudge came up. One of the girls had gotten it from a Paula Deen cook book and made it for the CEX. I started laughing because I know this fudge well, as probably does nearly every Southern Girl breathing. Yes people, I have capitalized Southern Girl. We are Proper Ladies. I have already demanded that everyone down here give Evil Sister (ES) the proper respect, for she is after all from...wait for it...South Jersey. So, once I mentioned Velveeta Fudge in the blog rooms, at least one person (to whom I have already forwarded the recipes) has already asked "what is Velveeta Fudge?" Pardon me while I wipe the drool off the keyboard, but just the mere mention of it sets me to salivating. I can no longer enjoy it until I figure out how to make it from Splenda...that pesky Diabetes II, you know. But I still enjoy making things for the rest of the family, if I can't stand over the finished (and sometimes unfinished) product like Paula does, sampling and smacking and ohhhing and just p*ssing me off in general. (Because I can't do that anymore...) So, I am prepared to do what we do in these rooms, I'm prepared to share the recipe. I won't even take credit for it, because my Mama got the recipe off the back of a Velveeta box about thirty years ago, I guess. So, it's easy, it's good and because I know a certain pal in here who is fond of peanut butter fudge, why I even have a recipe for Velveeta PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE! How good is that? Okay, get ready to highlight the heck out of these pages and copy down the recipe that will make you Queen of the Party Scene. (Has anybody ever noticed that when I talk about cooking my Southern accent can be cut with a knife?) That's spelled nyffe...



Velveeta Fudge:

3/4 lb. (12 oz.) VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product or VELVEETA Made With 2% Milk Reduced Fat Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup (2 sticks) butter


6 squares BAKER'S Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
2 pkg. (16 oz. each) powdered sugar (about 8 cups)
1-1/2 cups chopped PLANTERS Pecans (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla




PLACE VELVEETA, butter, chocolate and corn syrup in large microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 min.; stir. Microwave an additional minute; stir until well blended.
ADD chocolate mixture, in batches, to sugar in large bowl, beating with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended after each addition. Stir in pecans and vanilla.
POUR into greased 13x9-inch pan. Smooth top with spatula; cover. Refrigerate several hours or until firm before cutting into 1-inch squares to serve. (For longer storage, wrap tightly and freeze up to 2 months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight before serving.)



Okay, now for the Peanut Butter Velveeta Fudge...



1/2 lb Velveeta cheese

2 lbs powdered sugar

3/4 cup butter

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 cup peanut butter


Melt first 3 ingredients together in microwave. Add remaining ingredients. Knead like bread dough until you can no longer see the sugar. Roll candy with a glass. Spread into greased pan. Refrigerate until set. Cut and enjoy!




22 comments:

LivingTheLife said...

OMGawwwwddd! Jersey! Wow...well, the poor thing "bless her heart" can't help it...it's where she lives but it isn't where she has to stay! Remember too, when a Southern Lady says..."bless her heart"...somebodies fixin' to get trashed or they have just been trashed...zawls I'm sayin~

I guess I'm not a true Southern gal...even though I've lived in the south all my life...Well, Texas...the Southern COUNTRY...I have never had nor heard of Velveeta Cheese Fudge...why, goodness gracious...I must be running with the wrong crowd....I am going to try this, though...b/c my friend tells me it is THAT good! I'll let you know...

One more thing...remember our email and the discovery of having so much in common...well, there is more...my sweet hubbin is a diabetic...has been for over 20 years...this is a result of having to have 90% of his pancreas removed due to a condition he has had since he was 5...they removed all but 10% when he was a Junior in high school...yeppers...he's a walking miracle...in more ways than one...in my eyes...

Blessings...Merry Christmas...it's just around the corner...and we can't stop it now!!

Teresa

Sandi McBride said...

Oh T, you do make me laugh! But you know, ES loves me so much, they sold it all and moved down here to God's country...or it may have been to be closer to the daughter she claims I stole who lives here...either way, they're here now, and well and truly trapped! I fling my web wide and haul it in quickly, lol!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ok - well, hummmmmm. Cheese in fudge? Does it taste like chocolate or cheese? I know I live in the south - in North Carolina, but I grew up in Michigan...Really, this is a real recipe?
Penny

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I've never had Velveeta Fudge. I'm a live-long devotee' to the fudge recipe that used to be listed on the side of the Hershey's unsweetened cocoa tins way back in the day. I finally found one of those tins in a junk shop here in town - paid $8.00 for it just so I could have that recipe. And the one time I attempted to cook it, it boiled over and permanently scarred my flat cooktop. I swear, it it ain't burning, I ain't cooking....lol

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Sandi, I am soooooo having trouble bending my mind around cheese in fudge. Should I just trust you? (I've already destroyed $20 worth of ingredients in a certain crockpot candy recipe.)The more I think about it, the more I'm remembering just how "cheesy" Hershey chocolate is anyway...maybe I could trust you. :)

Thanks for sharing what I know is a treasured family recipe!

Mockingbird Hill said...

Hey...where are all of the fresh, healthy fruit recipes?? Oh...wait..there's NO fresh, healthy fruit recipes at Christmas!!

Better print this off and add it to my recipe stash (waddle, waddle, waddle)

Cassie

Christine of Epiphany said...

Ooohhh~~~~






* I feel faint *

Susie Q said...

Oh whoa...whoa, whoa, wow.
I need to go lay down now...

Oh wow...I need me some fudge.

Hugs,
Sue

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Sandi, well it sounds delicious, and that name, Velveeta Fudge, like it would just melt in the mouth like velvet....Jenn and Jacqui xo

Wanda said...

Would you believe I've never had Velveeta Fudge? Not sure I've ever even heard of it, either. But it must be good!

My check-up is next Thursday, the Thursday after Christmas. I've been pigging out on sweets since October and have not been exercising. I know every thing they can count will be high. Maybe I should call and reschedule for at least February or March. That way I can enjoy more sweet stuff, then lay off it a couple of months and try to get a few more pounds off. Hmmmm....I'm thinking that's a good plan.

Jodie Adams said...

Sounds yummy, you know i love me some fudge!!

Liz said...

How fantastic - I am going to introduce the fudge to New Zealand -not the entire country , but just a select few and keep my secret recipe -wink wink to myself, after all a girl has to have a few secrets :):)

Adla said...

Sandi... Fudge it up in here... Lets have a fudge partayyyyyyyy... I wonder how your southern drawl sounds like :) Cheese and chocolate is a great combination. Tiramisu is the excellento example so I'm sure this ones sure to kick some ***!
You keep surprising me with your whisking talents ! Go girl

joan said...

Okay Sandi,
This is a totally new one for me. Does it really taste good? I can't even imagine cheese in fudge. I almost have to make it just to try it out. It does look easy though. Too funny though!

justabeachkat said...

Okay...I guess I'm meant to have some fudge. I just visited Kari and saw what she made for hubby's office and now here you are talking about fudge. Yep, that's a sign....I need fudge. Now people!

I'm a true Southern Girl, with capital letters, and I've used Velveeta Cheese in lots of things, but never ever fudge. I got to ask Mama about this!

Merry Christmas!
Hugs!
Kat

Mary said...

Guess thats not something I could make can't even understand the recipe!!!! Did you say that both our nations speak same language? Hope you OK busy here been for physiotherapy this am Is the cure worse than the disease????

Sandy said...

You are so funny!
I love that fudge too but I do have a hard time getting my head around CHEESE and CHOCOLATE together. Just seems YUK when you think about it ~ but like some miracle it tastes divine!

Sending many Christmas wishes and blessings from our family to yours!

Sandy :)
PS Your tray is on it's way!

Jeanne said...

Okay I'll have to take those recipes to try after the craziness of this week. I'm sure a good old southern recipe will tasty very good in January. Sandi an very Merry Christmas to you and your family. So glad we've "met". {{HUGS}}

Pam said...

YUM! You know I've heard of taht before but I don't think I've ever tried it! Yep, fat doesn't count till January right?

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Okay, I've bought the Velveeta. They don't even keep that stuff in the coolers...it's on the shelves with the pasta...that makes me a wee bit nervous right there.

Katherines Dream said...

Hi Sandi.....I am sending Christmas Wishes and hugs across the sea and hope that you and your family have a lovely time and All The Best For The New Year Too !
Hugs,
Carol xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

All righty now....I have a Mexican Fudge recipe that I think I positively will have to throw out into blog land. Your recipe has my mind all in a dither. I have just got to try that. :) Lynn