Coconut Fudge Pie

This easy no bake Coconut Fudge Pie has three delicious layers just waiting for you to dive right in to.

Coconut Fudge Pie - easy no bake coconut cheesecake topped with chocolate fudge pudding. This is one delicious pie!

I’m sure  you realize by now that it isn’t a coincidence for me to have a treat that coincides with a “national holiday”, right?

Yes, I’m crazy enough to know that today is “PI” day.  No, I did not forget the “E” at the end.  Although when I hear the word PI, the only thing I think of is crust, filling, and Cool Whip.

I most definitely do not think of math and school and numbers and and any other 3.14 things.   Nope, definitely just sugar on the brain. [Read more...]

Strawberry 3 Musketeers Fudge

This easy 2 ingredient fudge gets a fun twist from the Strawberry 3 Musketeers candy bars on top.  Who can resist a fun pink fudge that tastes amazing too?  It is the perfect treat to celebrate Valentine’s Day with…or just a random Wednesday, if that’s how you feel.

Strawberry 3 Musketeers Fudge - 3 Musketeers candy bars add a fun twist to this easy strawberry fudge

 Why is it that the entire world seems to slow down when you are falling through the air?  And let’s clarify that I don’t mean the love kind of falling…

I only wonder that because yesterday was that day for me.   Let’s just say that pink converse shoes with no tread are not a good idea on ice and snow, no matter how cute you think you look in them.   Just words of wisdom from my bruised self to you.  Take it or leave it, but seriously don’t wear them.     Thank goodness for yummy strawberry fudge waiting at home for me to soothe my bruised body and ego with. [Read more...]

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

This easy Chocolate Peppermint Fudge will steal the spotlight at any party when you show up with it on your cookie trays.

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - easy 3 ingredient chocolate fudge with a homemade peppermint patty topping

 I am so sorry to do this to you again.  No, I’m really not that sorry.

Are you guys completely tired of my peppermint obsession yet?  Honest, I have tried jumping off this peppermint train that I am riding.  I did share gingerbread, eggnog, and peanut butter last week…but, I just keep coming up with more fun and exciting recipes that use peppermint.  I kind of get a one track mind when I get obsessed on something.  Just ask my hubby about the scrapbook phase, the card making phase, and the current food prop phase.  He will just roll his eyes and tell you that I am a crazy lady.  It’s a good thing he loves me.  He puts up with me and my “hobbies” that change all the time.

How about I promise that I won’t take up your feed again with peppermint…at least this week.  I can’t make any promises for next week :-)   [Read more...]

Strawberry Fudge Magic Bars

Chocolate covered strawberries are the top thing for Valentine’s Day treats….these Strawberry Fudge Magic Bars are much easier than dipping strawberries though.

Strawberry Fudge Magic Bars from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - strawberry, fudge, and Oreos in one amazing magic bar

Last week I asked everyone on Facebook what was the first thing you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day desserts.  Almost everyone said chocolate covered strawberries!

I was planning on making some cute cupcakes with those flavors, but then I ran out of time for that.  Lucky for all of you chocolate and strawberry lovers, I already had made this pan of Strawberry Fudge Magic Bars.   I know it isn’t quite the same or as fancy, but the taste is out of this world.

Strawberry Fudge Magic Bars

I love how you can throw a bunch of ingredients into a pan and cover it with the sweetened condensed milk, and when it comes out of the oven something magical has happened to it.  Think unicorns and fairies…yup, just as magical as those.

The milk seeps into all the parts of the bars, and it becomes this delicious gooey bar that you just can’t resist.  I say can’t resist because…well, I kept sneaking little bites of these until I finally sent a box over to the church and threw the last couple bites into the garbage.

Anyone else do that at times too?  Not send the goodies away, but throw away the rest and then cover it with coffee grounds or dust or something like that?

Strawberry Fudge Magic Bars - chocolate and strawberry in a delicious magic bar

 Let’s talk Valentine’s Day for a minute?  Do you have big plans?

We usually don’t do anything big or special for the day.  I think it is more important to show love and affection throughout the entire year instead of focusing on one day.  But this year, we are actually going out on a hot date.

There is a mall about an hour away from us that is called the “fashion mall”.  We went there once and walked around.  Let’s just say they call it the fashion mall because it is every high end store you can think of…we felt a little out of place walking around in our jeans.  The few people we did see were dressed up in business suits and heels.  It’s safe to say we stood out!  A lot!!

So, we are going to get all dressed up and walk around the mall, act all snooty, and talk with British accents.    It’s going to be a blast!  Then we are headed to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner and of course cheesecake.

Strawberry Fudge Magic Bars - chocolate, strawberry, and Oreos in one delicious easy bar

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Strawberry Fudge Magic Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 24 bars

Strawberry Fudge Magic Bars

Chocolate covered strawberry cake bars...the best Valentine's magic bars.

Ingredients

1 Strawberry cake mix (18 oz.)
1 stick of butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup strawberry ice cream topping
1/2 cup hot fudge topping
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup miniature marshmallows
2 cups Berry Oreo cookie chunks
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
1/4 cup snowcap candies

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix and butter until crumbly. Add the egg and vanilla and mix completely. The dough will be very thick. Press into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan.
  2. Spread the fudge topping over the cake mix dough. Sprinkle with the marshmallows, chocolate chips, and cookie chunks. Drizzle the strawberry topping over the top. Pour the entire can of sweetened condensed milk over everything. Sprinkle with the snowcap candies. Bake for 35 minutes at 350* This needs to cool completely before cutting into it. Cut into 24 bars.

Notes

*If you can't find the Berry Oreos, feel free to use regular Oreos.

http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2013/02/strawberry-fudge-magic-bars/

Here are a few more Valentine’s Day desserts that we love:

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes 2

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Nutella Marshmallow bars1-1

Nutella Marshmallow Bars

Strawberry Chocolate Cheesecake 2

Strawberry Chocolate Cheesecake

Fluffernutter Fudge Brownies

I recently learned something new about my desserts…

Fluffernutter Fudge Brownies - brownies with fudge and Reese's is the way to go when a chocolate craving hits www.insidebrucrewlife.com
They can be used just like money in certain situations.
My oldest son has been using desserts in trades to get more/better lunches at school.
At lunch time, he gives anyone who wants a “taste” of the sweets…
then whoever will trade him the best lunch item, gets the goodies.
fluffernutter fudge brownies, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Reese's Pieces, fudge brownies
So far he has gotten pizza, garlic bread, and a plate of french fries.
I haven’t decided whether to be upset that he is trading away his lunch that I lovingly made,
or happy because so many of his friends are wanting my sweets…
For now I am going with happy because everyone likes good reviews of the things they make.
It is just like getting comments on this blog from someone who made your recipe and loved it.
Which by the way, I LOVE to hear from you guys when that happens.
Totally makes my day…just sayin:-)
Fluffernutter Fudge Brownies - brownies with fudge and Reese's is the way to go when a chocolate craving hits www.insidebrucrewlife.com
If you are looking for a fast and easy brownie to take to any picnics or family gatherings,
these Fluffernutter Fudge Brownies have your name written all over them.
Chocolate brownies made from a box…or get jiggy and make one from scratch if you like….whatev.
I’m kind of a box mix girl for now.  But only because of convenience.
Then whip up an easy fudge from chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk
and fill it with whatever candy floats your boat.
My boat is always floating with marshmallows and Reese’s candies.
Something about that peanut butter and marshmallow stuff that just gets me every single time.
Last week I made a pan of these for our church picnic…
and the only thing that came home from the picnic was a plate of crumbs.
Love it when that happens.
Of course my son wasn’t too happy because then he didn’t have anything to barter with on Monday.
He actually had to eat his own lunch that day.
I guess he forgot about the cookies in the freezer.  Ooops!
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Fluffernutter Fudge Brownies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 24 brownies

Fluffernutter Fudge Brownies

Chocolate brownies topped with a marshmallow, peanut butter cup fudge...grab a cup of milk because you are going to need it.

Ingredients

1 box brownie mix (13×9 pan size)
1 cup snack sized Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chopped (about 12)
1 cup miniature Reese's Pieces
2 cups marshmallows
2 cups chocolate chips
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  1. Prepare brownies according to the 2 egg directions on the back of the box. Bake about 25 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. In a saucepan combine the chocolate chips and milk. Heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and let cool 2 minutes. Stir the marshmallows, peanut butter cups, and pieces in by hand gently. Spoon on top of the brownies and spread out. Work quickly with the fudge because it will set up very quickly. Let cool until set. Cut into 24 squares. Store in a tightly sealed container.
http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2012/09/fluffernutter-fudge-brownies/
Any of these Reese’s treats would make good picnic food too:

Mint Chocolate Cookies and Cream Fudge

Two layers of fudge and cookie chunks makes this Mint Chocolate Cookies and Cream Fudge kind of hard to resist.

Mint Chocolate Cookies and Cream Fudge  - chocolate fudge topped with a mint Oreo cookie fudge  www.insidebrucrewlife.com


Today is my reveal for the Secret Recipe Club.
This month I had the priviledge of choosing a recipe from
Hilary’s blog Baking Bad.
I was pretty excited to get hers because she lives about an hour from me,
but we have never met…one day maybe?
Mint Chocolate Cookies and Cream Fudge  - chocolate fudge topped with a mint Oreo cookie fudge  www.insidebrucrewlife.com
I was so inspired to cook some better food as I went through her blog…
inspired to actually make some yummy food
like this and this.
But my heart is always pounding after
yummy sounding and tasting desserts…
so off I went to check out her treats.
I knew the minute I saw the mint cookies and cream fudge
that this was it…plus I had just bought mint oreos.
Cha-ching!!!!
This was going to be awesome!
And the best part was going back later and
realizing that Hilary adapted it from my blogging BFF Aimee :-)
Mint Chocolate Cookies and Cream Fudge  - chocolate fudge topped with a mint Oreo cookie fudge  www.insidebrucrewlife.com
If you have been reading my blog for any time at all,
you know one major thing about me…
I love to jazz my desserts up with all sorts of sugar bling.
Hilary’s fudge got the royal treatment in my kitchen.
First it was given a bottom layer of dark chocolate fudge.
Then it was topped off with the cookies and cream layer
that had been colored a bright fun green color.
I seem to have a thing for two toned fudge.
Remember the Cappuccino Fudge and the Red Hot Fudge???
This fudge may have converted me from just using
a can of frosting for my fudge.
I absolutely loved how creamy the sweetened condensed milk and fluff made it.
Definitely a good thing I sent most of it to work with my husband…
otherwise I would be face planting
right into the pan of about now!!!
Mint Chocolate Cookies and Cream Fudge

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: about 50 squares of fudge

Mint Chocolate Cookies and Cream Fudge

Chocolate fudge topped with a mint Oreo fudge.

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Layer
2 cups dark chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon butter
1/2 jar Marshmallow Cream (7 oz. jar)
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
For the Mint Layer
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon butter
1/2 jar Marshmallow Cream (7 oz. jar)
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
10 mint Oreos, broken into chunks
green food coloring

Instructions

    For the Chocolate Layer
  1. In a small sauce pan, combine the chocolate chips, butter, sweetened condensed milk, and marshmallow cream over medium heat. Stir until completely melted together.
  2. Stir in the vanilla and salt. Pour into an 8x8 pan that has been lined with wax paper. Refrigerate until set.
  3. For the Mint Layer
  4. In a small saucepan, combine the white chips, butter, sweetened condensed milk, and marshmallow cream over medium heat. Stir until completely melted together.
  5. Stir in the vanilla, salt, and a little bit of green food coloring. Stir in the broken mint Oreos. Pour on top of the chocolate layer. Top with extra broken cookie pieces. Refrigerate until set. Let the fudge come to room temperature before cutting.
http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2012/02/mint-chocolate-cookies-n-cream-fudge-src/

Red Hot Oreo Fudge

Red Hot Oreo Fudge - two layers of fudge mixed with Oreo chunks and red hot candies #fudge #Oreo #redhots http://www.insidebrucrewlife.com

Today is a super fun day!
You get Red Hot Oreo Fudge…
AND you get directed to 5 other amazing blogs
with more yummy fudge recipes!!!
Just in time for Valentines Day too!
You would think we planned it that way or something:-)
The fudge hop links are at the bottom.
Don’t worry, we will get to them…I promise!!!
But first let’s talk about red hots.
I don’t know why, but when I think of red hots
it reminds me of Valentines.
Can I tell you a secret?
I don’t really like red hots (unless it is in this jello)…
but I discovered that if you melt red hots into vanilla frosting
it turns into a yummy, slightly cinnamony goodness
that is hard to resist!
Believe me I know…because I didn’t resist it very well:-)
It is super easy to make because it only takes 2 ingredients.
I love no fail fudge.
(mostly because I can’t get the real stuff to set up)

Melt the chips…melt the frosting…chill.
Yummy fudge in less than 30 minutes.
Now that’s my kind of fudge!!!
This is technically 4 ingredient fudge
because I added cookies and candies,
but still super easy to make…
and to eat:-)
My biggest advice about this fudge…
use a food processor to crush the red hots if you have one.
I put mine in plastic baggies and
tried to smash the crap out of it with a wooden spoon.
Did you know red hots are super hard?
It took a lot of effort to crush them.
But once I tasted the fudge it was well worth the muscle
I had to put into it.
See how pretty it looks?
Believe me…
it tasted as good as it looks too:-)
Tasted because mine is all gone…that makes me kind of sad.
I’d say it is time to check out some new fudge recipes:-)
Red Hot Oreo Fudge - two layers of fudge mixed with Oreo chunks and red hot candies #fudge #Oreo #redhots http://www.insidebrucrewlife.com
Now for the fun part of the Party…
heading to the other blogs and seeing more fudge.
Be prepared to drool A LOT!!!
These 5 girls are some of my most favorite food bloggers!!!
I love reading their blogs
and seeing the yummy treats they come up with.
And they are all sweet as can be! (the girls, not the fudge)
You are going to love them as much as I do!!!
Red Hot Oreo Fudge

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: about 50 squares of fudge

Red Hot Oreo Fudge

Two layers of chocolate and vanilla fudge with Oreo chunks and red hot candies mixed in.

Ingredients

For the Oreo Fudge
1 can chocolate frosting
1 bag chocolate chips
10 oreos, crunched
For the Red Hot Fudge
1 can vanilla frosting
1 bag white chocolate chips
1/2 c. red hots, crushed

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 pan with wax paper and spray lightly with non stick cooking spray.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate chips. Stir until melted. Stir in the chocolate frosting and continue stirring until melted and creamy. Stir in the cookie crumbles. Pour into the lined pan. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until set.
  3. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the white chocolate chips. Stir until melted. Stir in the vanilla frosting and continue stirring until melted and creamy. Stir in the crushed red hots. Stir a few minutes while the red hots melt and turn your fudge a pretty pink. Pour on top of the chocolate oreo fudge and let set on the counter for 10 minutes. Top with sprinkles and place in the fridge to set up completely.
  4. Let the fudge come to room temperature before cutting into squares.
http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2012/02/red-hot-oreo-fudge-and-a-hop/

Cappuccino Fudge

Coffee and Chocolate Fudge
Something that I have never understood
is how people drive around with their car bouncing.
You know the cars I’m talking about right?
The ones that come up behind you booming.
The bass turned up so high that their car
actually bounces while they wait for the light to turn green.
I have to admit these cars drive me nuts.
Why? Because their “music” actually makes
my vehicle and my body inside bounce.
Honestly if I hear a car like that coming I will
turn down another road or make an unplanned stop
just to avoid sitting at the same red light.
I’m sure the person in the bouncing car
is very nice, but I would prefer not to bounce with him/her.
Now something that I would NEVER avoid is a good fudge.
Last week there was fudge popping up all over blog world
and it made me remember some cappuccino fudge that I
tried this past summer.
Fudge has always been one of those treats
that seemed too hard to make.
Until one year when I bought one of those
food magazines that are at the checkout lane.
Curse you food magazine lords…
you know that if it is right there
and the front picture catches my eye,
then I will buy it.
They really know how to get you.
Anyway, one year there was a recipe for easy fudge.
And by golly, it is the easiest way to make fudge.
Two ingredients and a microwave…
how easy is that:-)
And at this time of year, when there are so many
cookies to make for parties and friends,
we all need a couple easy recipes to make in a jiffy.
Chocolate and Coffee Fudge
Cappuccino Fudge

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 48 pieces of fudge

Cappuccino Fudge

Dark chocolate fudge topped with a coffee fudge. Easy 2 ingredient fudge.

Ingredients

2 c. dark chocolate chips
1 can dark chocolate frosting
2 c. white chocolate chips
1 can white canned frosting
1 Tbsp. heavy cream
2 Tbsp. instant coffee
chocolate covered coffee beans (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl microwave the heavy cream for just a few seconds and then add the instant coffee. Set aside to dissolve.
  2. Line an 8x8 pan with foil for easy removal later. Microwave the chocolate chips until melted. Make sure to stir every 30 seconds to avoid scorching them. Place the container of chocolate frosting in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir and then heat again for 30 seconds. The frosting should slowly begin to melt. Once it is able to be poured out, quickly stir into the melted chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate.
  3. Heat the white frosting for 1 minute. Stir and heat again for another 30 seconds or until pourable. Stir in the heavy cream coffee mixture. Melt the white chips, again being carefully not to scorch the chips. Stir the coffee frosting into the melted white chips. Pour on top of the chocolate layer. Place coffee beans every inch. Let set before cutting.
http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2011/12/cappuccino-fudge/
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Cookies from Me to You!

Every year I bake LOTS and LOTS of yummy cookies
and this year was no different:-)
I just HAD to bring lots of goodies with me
when going to visit our families.
So today I wanted to share with you just a few of my favorites.

1. Peppermint Patty Brownie Bites
I definitely had to come up with a holiday brownie bite…
these are by far my favorite brownie bite that I have done yet.
These blew all the others out of the water;-)
You know the drill…bake your brownies like normal.
Roll the brownie around whatever you want and then dip in chocolate.

This time for the brownies I made homemade peppermint patties.
(I got the recipe HERE from Joy of Baking)
It says don’t use peppermint extract…but that is what I had,
so…I used it and it was just fine.
Just use 1/2 tsp. extract and 1/4 tsp. canola oil.
These were super yummy!!!!
I love the fact that there is a double layer of chocolate…
because I “had” to dip the peppermint balls before
rolling them up in brownies;-)
Definitely going to add these to my “have to make” Christmas cookie list!!

2. Brownie Covered Oreos
I saw this recipe HERE at Picky Palate
and I just knew that I had to try this out.
The oreos get softer in the baking and are
absolutely scrumptious!!!!
Almost like a deep fried oreo but not quite.
Try them…you are going to love them!!!

3. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
This is my ALL TIME FAV cookie!!!!
(maybe because of the pb cup inside)
Take your fav peanut butter cookie recipe,
roll in a ball and dip in sugar,
then bake for 8 min in a mini muffin pan.
Take out and press a pb cup in the middle.
Let set a few min before removing from the pan.
Refrigerate until the choc is set…
if you can wait that long;-)
I usually have to eat one right away!

4. Mashed Potato Fudge
I found this recipe a few years ago in an old magazine
and now I make it every year because it is that good.
But only if you are a coconut lover…
they remind me of a mounds bar.
You can get the recipe HERE since I can’t send you my magazine.

Now that I have eaten all these cookies…
time for my New Years Resolution.

Bake less and work out more!

HHHHAAAAA!!!!

Yea, that made me laugh too;-)

Don’t worry, I plan on baking lots more this next year.

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Mashed Potato Fudge

Yes, you read that right. These delicious treats actually have mashed potatoes in them. I wasn’t sure at first when I read the recipe, but the more I thought about it, the more intrigued I became. I am sure glad curiousity got the better of me because these are AWESOME! If you like Almond Joy candy bars without the almonds, then you better make a batch of these. They are so yummy, I just had to share the recipe. This is definetely going to be a keeper recipe. I am sure that I will make it every Christmas from now on.
Mashed Potato Fudge
1/4 c. hot mashed potatoes (i just used 1 baked potato, and scooped out the insides)
1 tsp. butter
2 1/2 c. confectioners sugar
1 1/2 c. shredded coconut
1/2 tsp. vanilla
dash salt
6 oz. choc. chips, melted
Line 8×8 pan with foil and butter foil. In a bowl, mix the potato and butter until blended. Add the sugar gradually and beat until well blended. Add the coconut, vanilla, and salt. Spread in prepared pan and spread melted choc on top. Chill until firm. Cut into squares and enjoy!
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