foodie fridays: easy five minute fudge with gingerbread marshmallows & caramel sauce

easy five minute fudge with gingerbread marshmallows & caramel sauce

Growing up, I had a lot of great-aunts around me.

As a seven year-old kid, I didn’t really understand how awesome they were. I thought, “GOSSSSSH”, there are sooooo many old people here that smell like mothballs and wear wallpaper-flower dresses. Okay, not really. They really smelled like butterscotch and had dresses with giant shoulder pads. But, as you might guess, I was a wee-bit of the dramatic side.

What I didn’t realize then, was having a lot of “greats” meant there’s was a good chance I’d live a long and healthy life. Most of my great-aunts lived well into their 90′s; and yet, the best part was, that they stayed sharp as tack. I can only hope that the day I turn 90, I am still full of sass and shakin’ my tookus.

easy five minute fudge with gingerbread marshmallows & caramel sauce

Even though I didn’t fully “get” my elders when I was a youngin’, I will say, I had one particular great-aunt that I really admired. My Great Aunt Zel was a jokester and she made the most insane fudge over the holidays. Thick, chocolaty, nutty fudge that was so delicious, you’d have a hard time leaving the dessert tray alone. Maybe that’s how she stayed so young? She drank tons of red wine and was a chocoholic. Did you hear that Fountain of Youth?!

easy five minute fudge with gingerbread marshmallows & caramel sauce

Anyways, this recipe I’m sharing today is inspired by her famous fudge. Note to self: grab the fudge recipe when I head home for the holidays. This recipe is super, super, like stupid super easy to make. Do you have five minutes? Great! Throw all the ingredients in a saucepan, melt, stir, pour into a pan, and let cool. Viola! Easy fudge in 498671.34 seconds.

But whatever you do, don’t forget the gingerbread marshmallows. Seriously, life changing and elderly approved.

easy five minute fudge with gingerbread marshmallows & caramel sauce

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