S’mores Fudge – All the flavors of a campfire favorite, minus the hassle of a fire. No need to wait for vacation to whip up a batch of this decadent treat!
Okay, so it’s not officially summer yet, but it sure is feeling like it, lately here in Massachusetts, with temps in the high 80s. Finally, some warm weather. The kids have been swimming in the pool and we have been toasting marshmallows and of course, we’ve been making s’mores.
Usually for us, s’mores are a special treat for when we are away on vacation. Every year, in August, we rent the same house, on the same lake in Maine, with the same people and do the same thing. Relax! I know, that may sound boring, but trust me it isn’t. The kids spend the days outside on the lake, water skiing, knee boarding and tubing from the minute they wake up, until it’s too dark to keep going. At night, we usually will light a fire and sit around, making s’mores (maybe the adults have a few cocktails). Sitting around a fire is a great family activity, because you are all there, actually talking. No electronics to get in the way, no distractions, just actual conversations!
The other thing we do while on vacation in Maine is head to Old Orchard Beach for the day. We hit all the same gift shops every year and nothing ever changes. The one thing we always do is hit the pizza stand and the candy store and buy a box of fudge. It’s so ridiculous because fudge is so expensive, but yet, it is so easy and is certainly not expensive to make at home. So since I was on a mission to make something s’mores related and I didn’t want to do the same old same that so many other people are doing on Pinterest, it seemed like a great idea to combine my two vacation favorites into one amazing treat….S’mores Fudge.
Let me warn you, you’ll want to cut these squares small. This S’mores Fudge is super rich and a small piece will more than satisfy your sweet tooth. And if it doesn’t, well then, I won’t tell if you have two 😛
- 2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
- 3 T butter cut into small cubes
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 t kosher salt
- 1 1/2 C mini marshmallows
- 1 1/2 C chopped graham cracker about 5 sheets
Prepare 9x9 pan w/ cooking spray and then line pan with a sheet of wax paper (or parchment paper).
Prepare a double boiler by bringing a saucepan of water to a simmer and placing a tight fitting glass bowl on top.
Place butter, chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in bowl and heat until everything is melted, stirring almost constantly until well incorporated (about 5 min)
Turn off heat. Stir in vanilla and salt. Stir in 1 C mini marshmallows and 1 C chopped graham crackers.
Spread into prepared pan and sprinkle remaining marshmallows and graham crackers on top. Refrigerate 2 hours before cutting.