No Bake Cookie Dough Fudge
One of the things I miss the most since learning I was pregnant is licking the bowl! Since I do a lot of baking, you can only imagine how many cookie dough and cake batter covered bowls I have had to leave behind. It's taken a lot of will-power but somehow I have made it 5 months.
Finally, I decided to give in to my indulgence! Well, sort of.
Instead of licking the dirty, cookie dough covered bowl, I decided I needed to make my own version of edible cookie dough. Thus we have the no-bake cookie dough fudge!
It's basically like eating little squares of cookie dough, but with absolutely none of the risk! This way I can have the best of both worlds!
How to Make It
In a small saucepan, stir together flour and sweetened condensed milk. Place it over medium heat and add in butter. As the butter melts, stir it into the flour.
Then add in the brown sugar and vanilla and stir until you have a nice smooth mixture.
The purpose of doing this over the stove instead of just in a bowl is two-fold.
- Raw flour can actually pose a risk of salmonella as well, thus you should always heat it up before adding it into a raw mixture like this.
- Buy melting all the ingredients together, you ensure that you have a smooth, non-gritty fudge.
Let the mixture cool a bit, then add in your chocolate chips.
Transfer the fudge to a baking dish and pack down to form a nice smooth surface. Cover the surface with plastic wrap, then let it chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
Once it's chilled you can cover it with a layer of chocolate, or you can just cut it up into pieces and serve immediately!
And a little goes a long way! I bet that just one little square will be enough to satisfy your craving for cookie dough!
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup butter, softened and cut into pieces
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Stir together sweetened condensed milk, flour, and salt in a small sauce pan until a thick paste forms.
- Place the saucepan over medium heat and add in butter. As butter melts, stir into flour mixture. Constantly stir to ensure that the flour mixture doesn't burn.
- Turn off heat and stir in brown sugar and vanilla until the mixture is nice and smooth. Let sit and cool to room temperature before stirring in the chocolate chips.
- Transfer the mixture to a square baking dish and use the back of a spatula to press into the corners and into a flat surface. Let chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Optional: melt additional chocolate chips and drizzle on top for a chocolate topping.
- Cut into squares and serve immediately or store in an air-tight container in the fridge.