3-Ingredient Cracker Jack Fudge
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The perfect “quickie” treat for the holidays! Our 3-Ingredient Cracker Jack Fudge will have all your party guests begging for more.
This time of year it’s helpful to have a couple fast and easy recipes in your arsenal to get you through the season of perpetual parties.
I like to have the ingredients for these recipes in my pantry all holiday season. That way, if I need to pull something together in a hurry, it’s not a stress.
Fudge is always a big hit around the holidays.
Over the years, I have used a simple chocolate and unsweetened condensed milk base to make all sorts of quickie fudge recipes to take to seasonal gatherings and give as gifts.
This year, I’m adding in just one extra ingredient that offers a lot of wow-factor… Cracker Jacks!
That’s right, soft decadent chocolate fudge covered in crunchy caramel popcorn and peanuts.
Our 3-Ingredient Cracker Jack Fudge can be made in just five minutes, and needs only a short time to chill in the refrigerator before cutting.
It looks impressive, tastes like heaven, and provides a lovely textural balance!
Ready to make it?
How Yo Make 3-Ingredient Cracker Jack Fudge
Start by melting the chocolate chips into the sweetened condensed milk. this can be done over low heat on the stove top, or in the microwave.
Stir the mixture until very smooth. Then spread it evenly in a lined baking pan.
Quickly press Cracker Jacks down into the fudge, before it has time to cool. Then chill.
3-Ingredient Cracker Jack Fudge is a festive holiday treat in 5 minutes.
What’s not to love?
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3-Ingredient Cracker Jack Fudge
- 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
- 3 ounces Cracker Jacks
- Line an 8X8 inch baking dish with foil, wax, or parchment paper. Open the Cracker Jack boxes and remove prizes.
- Pour the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a small sauce pot. Set over low heat. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is completely melted into the condensed milk. *This can also be done in the microwave. Place in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 1-2 minutes. Stir. Do not microwave longer than needed to melt the chocolate.
- Pour the chocolate mixture into the lined baking dish. Spread evenly from corner to corner.
- Then pour the Cracker Jacks over the fudge before it has time to cool. Press the Cracker Jacks down into the fudge so they stick.
- Chill the fudge for at least 30 minutes to harden. Once hard, lift the fudge out of the pan by the corners of the paper. Cut and serve. Or place the fudge in an air-tight container to store.
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Thanks for this great idea! I needed a quick treat for an impromptu gathering and had a bag of Cracker Jacks on hand. This was my first time making fudge and everyone seemed to enjoy it. The Cracker Jacks didn’t stick as well as I’d hoped, though I did press them in right away. But overall a quick, fun a unique idea.
I am going to make this next week but use Fiddle Faddle (the caramel one) instead of Cracker Jacks. I know it will be delicious!
I used to make fudge to give to all my teacher friends and they looked forward to it. The microwave fudge I made was:
1 can Eagle Brand milk
1 bag, 10 oz, chocolate semi-sweet chips
1 bag, 10 Oz, butterscotch chips (or can use peanut butter chips here if you prefer. I do not like butterscotch but in this recipe you do not taste the butterscotch, believe me!)
Heat in microwave at short intervals until blended well and melted.
Stir in about 1 cup of chopped pecans, more or less according to your liking.
Pour into a 9×13 pan lined with buttered parchment or waxed paper
You can let it set out and get hard or if you want it rather quickly, put pan in refrigerator for 30 mins or so. Makes for a great gift, I put mine in decorated tins and people love it.
Will come back next week after I make your recipe and let you know how it went !
Oh wow, so easy, and I can only imagine how tasty it must be too! :-D Love the idea of some quick and easy fudge, and love your unique and creative inclusion of those cracker jacks, how cute!