February 14, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookie Fudge

Did I tell you I found Biscoff (finally!) at a local grocery store?

Did I tell you I gave up candy for Lent (again)?

Today is Valentine's Day and I gave up candy for Lent, which (most conveniently) began yesterday.  No, I'm not Catholic, but I don't see anything wrong with giving something up that I consider a major vice.  

I'm a big believer in dessert everyday, but I'm not a believer in letting yourself have whatever you want, whenever you want it.  Sure, I could eat one of these wraps every single day.  Would it break the bank if I went to get one for lunch once a week?  Probably not.  But why would I want to get myself in the habit of eating out regularly for lunch?  (I've already got a nasty thrice-a-week Starbucks habit.)
Same goes with candy.  It's SO easy to eat candy whenever, wherever.  And *most* of us do.  By saying, "NO CANDY, KRISTIN!", I'm making the choice to become cognizant* and aware of my mindless, all-day-long sugar consumption.

So, really now, it's a very analytical* decision.

(*I'm sorry.  I have to use big words on my blog.  I can't use big words at all, all day long. My brain needs exercise.)

Are you giving up anything for Lent?  

This is the really-easy fudge recipe made with Biscoff instead of peanut butter.  It's yummy.  You should try it.  I, honestly, could gnaw on a big plate of fudge all day long.  (Just like I can eat candy all day...maybe I should abstain from the fudge too..)


Chocolate Chip Cookie Fudge

1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate OR semi-sweet chocolate chips (you can split the chocolate with some white chocolate ones if you like)
1/2 cup Biscoff spread
2 t. vanilla
1 cup crumbled chocolate chip cookies (I used these leftover Congo Bars.)

In a microwaveable bowl, melt the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and Biscoff together at 45 second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth.  Stir in the vanilla.  Fold in the cookie chunks.
Spread into a foil lined 8x8 pan (or, I used a pie pan).  Stick it in the freezer until hardened (about an hour).  Let it soften a little before cutting.  

8 comments:

Kim said...

We are giving up red meat for lent. I tend to eat lots of it just because it's easy and it goes in a lot of the kid friendly food I make for our family! I'll start substituting ground turkey and ground chicken in some dishes. I wish I was a sweets person. I was a baker for a year too...I do crave chocolate a lot and I would rather have candy than anything!

Meg said...

No freakin' way. That fudge looks so beautiful (I can use that word for food, right??)!! And good luck with the candy. I'm not giving up anything for Lent - I am the definition of a binge-eater, so I never last the 40 days and feel bad about myself if I go nuts one day. Instead, I am eating in moderation, 1 dessert a day, and exercising (in some way) every single day.

Rebekah said...

Yep, I'm going to need to make fudge sometime soon. I didn't grow up participating in Lent, but the idea of giving something up to focus on other things is a great idea.

Angi said...

Uh, yum. I don't give up anything for Lent, but I have drastically cut back my sugar intake since the beginning of the year. I feel a lot better, that's for sure! The first few weeks are the hardest. :)

Katie said...

that looks SOOO good! way better than the valentines day fudge I made!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I really should give something up. Like candy. Or cookies. Hmmm. Maybe I'll think about this... :)

Hima said...

I'm not Catholic, but I think giving up something for Lent is regardless is a really cool idea! It's a testament to your willpower, I guess.
It's my parents' anniversary and my guidance counselor at school's birthday next week and I'm making them your sugar cookie fudge!

Hima

Katie said...

This fudge looks so good!! We tried the crunchy Biscoff a while ago, fell in love, and have never been able to find it again, sadly.

I gave up sweets for Lent too, and I'm already craving them. Do you do the cheat on Sundays?