Thursday, December 10, 2009

School Fudge (12 Days of Christmas Treats)

School Fudge

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... School Fudge!
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Rolo Cookies!
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Peanut Butter 'Sandwiches'!
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Tiny Chocolate Chip Cookies!
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Santa Buttons!
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Cranberry Crumb Bars!

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Chocolate Crinkles!

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Cinnamon Roll Cookies!
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Microwave Peanut Brittle!
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me ... Almond Lace Cookies!


These cookies are in fact the first thing I ever remember making by myself. You've probably had these before; at least all the schools around here used to make pans of this fudge, slice it into bars and wrap it in cellophane. I think it sold for about a quarter, and it was very good. When I took these into work the first thing I heard was "These taste just like school fudge bars!" This recipe is from our ever popular Purple Church Cookbook, and every time I make them I think of the lady who submitted the recipe. She was so much fun, and treated us girls like princesses! Plus I loved the independence I was given when Mama let me make these myself. (No oven required!) So basically these cookies are a Christmas goodie filled with chocolate and peanut butter and wrapped in a hint of nostalgia. Every recipe is better when it comes with a dose of nostalgia, don't you think?

School Fudge
Confabulation in the Kitchen

Printer-friendly recipe

Ingredients:
2 cups granulated sugar
1 stick unsalted butter
4 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup milk (I used whole milk.)
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used natural, organic.)
2 cups oatmeal (I used quick-cook, in the large can.)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
1. In sauce pan, bring sugar, butter, cocoa and milk to a boil over medium heat. Boil for about 45 seconds.
2. Remove from heat and add peanut butter, oatmeal and vanilla.
3. Drop onto waxed paper and let cool.

2 comments:

  1. those are preacher cookies... lol not school fudge! LOL :-P Merry Christmas my friend! I hope you are having a great holiday season!!

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  2. I've never heard or tasted them by whatever name they're called.

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    ~ingrid

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