Whether it be the regular season or the playoffs or the college football season or the superbowl – wow that is alot of football! And don’t forget Fantasy Football season! Football fudge is always a welcome treat! I profess I do love the original Fantasy Fudge recipe I grew up with for the holidays. So what a better way to combine your favorite fudge recipe with football to make cute little football shaped fudge and please your favorite football fans.
How To Make Football Fudge
This is a simple fudge recipe with the original ingredients for Fantasy Fudge.
Icing and I am “making” it the easy way as in store bought icing in a tube.
Parchment paper or sheets
Gallon plastic bag or disposable decorator bags
Decorator tip is optional
Lay out your materials prior to beginning to make the fudge as you know how testy chocolate fudge can become if not molded from the moment it is ready.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or my new favorite parchment sheets.
Spray your cookie cutter with cooking spray. Place on lined cookie sheet.
Make your favorite fudge recipe or the Original Fantasy Fudge recipe.
Cut out your fudge footballs with your cookie cutter. To ensure a clean cut make sure the inside of the cookie cutter is always greased with cooking spray.
Let set in refrigerator for 1-2 hours depending upon the fudge.
How To Decorate Fantasy Football Fudge
If you have bought the ‘icing in a tube’ and have decorator tips on hand, simply decorate the fudge with the stripes or piping.
The homemade version is to use a disposable decorator bag and again the decorator tip can be optional as you are just piping the stripes or the border and cut off the end of the bag. A plastic gallon bag works also. Simply fill the bag with icing and cut off the end of the bag.
The icing should be a stiffer decorating icing (my favorite recipe without egg whites) used for cakes or cookies.
Another Way To Make Football Fudge
I first attempted football fudge for the fantasy football season using parchment paper templates. This does work but is the opposite method by cutting the football fudges with a template from a rectangle of fudge and then decorate with icing. The first go was a little rough with this method and I do prefer the cookie cutter method – but – the bonus with the templates is the ability to make multiple footballs quickly. You can judge for yourself as my first attempt was chronicled? for posterity in How Not To Make Fantasy Football Fudge – but you get the idea.
There are positives and negatives to making Football Fudge with a cookie cutter or a paper template. It depends how handy you are with cutting shapes from fudge or how patient you are to manipulate a cookie cutter in fudge. Either way works it is personal preference and after a few tries the process does go quickly.
Enjoy your Football Fudge and while it does take a wee bit of effort the results are appreciated by all your football foodies.
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