Three pieces of shamrock fudge on a green shamrock shaped platter.
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St. Patrick's Day Fudge

Melt in your mouth St. Patrick's Day fudge with the original Fantasy Fudge recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author The Savvy Age

Ingredients

  • I use the Original Fantasy Fudge recipe not the imposter! recipe
  • Metal Shamrock cookie cutters
  • Parchment paper or sheets
  • Cooking Spray

Instructions

How To Cut Fantasy Fudge With Cookie Cutters

  • The key to cutting fudge with a cookie cutter is making sure the inside of the cookie cutter and the edges of the cookie cutter are continuously greased with cooking spray. This is very similar to dipping a cookie cutter in flour when making cut out cookies. Not enough flour = cookie dough stuck in cookie cutter. Not enough cooking spray = fudge stuck in cookie cutter which is something you definitely want to avoid.
  • Make your favorite fudge recipe (I use the Original - not the imposter! - Fantasy Fudge recipe).
  • Let the fudge set according to the directions. I put the fudge into the refrigerator to ensure a solid set after the fudge has cooled.
  • Section the fudge into a large square or rectangle.
  • Spray the shamrock cookie cutter with cooking spray.
  • Firmly press the shamrock cookie cutter into the fudge and lift out of the fudge.
  • Gently remove the fudge shamrock from the cookie cutter.
  • Repeat!

TIP: Practice makes perfect! Along with using cooking spray it is necessary to get a feel for the pressure needed with your batch of fudge and your cookie cutter. The first shamrock may be a throwaway which means a yummy snack for you! By the third shamrock things will be rolling quickly along. I use the parts of the sheet of fudge which may have air pockets to test out the cookie cutter and the pressure needed for to cut a clean shamrock.

    I store the Shamrock Fudge in the refrigerator to keep the shape intact and protect the fudge from changing temperatures in the kitchen. I do prefer metal cookie cutters, but did try a plastic cookie cutter and it does work... but does take a wee bit more labor.