Fruit and Nut Fudge- Nestle

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fruit and nut fudge

Chocolate covered raisins are one of my favorites.  I love to incorporate this dynamic duo in my fudge recipe I make for the Holidays. This Fruit and Nut fudge is an exceptionally pleasing experience both in preparation and consumption.  It’s so easy to make, you’ll be done in 10 minutes flat!  Then the fudge will need to be chilled before slicing for about an hour or so.  I like to make it in the morning before work and by the time the day is winding down, it’s ready to slice.  I used NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, chopped walnuts and raisins.  The creaminess comes from using NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk.  The decadent chocolate flavor is enhanced with the pleasing nutty walnut crunch and sweet, chewy raisins that makes each bite extra special and delicious.  It’s tradition for me to prepare fudge around the Holidays because I like to add little squares of heaven to cookie baskets that I give to friends and neighbors.  What I love about making fudge is the simplicity and versatility of it. You can use a variety of chocolate and fillings to suit your taste buds making this to die for treat a personalized and tasty gift for someone special.  For a  beautiful presentation, be sure to line your baking dish with foil and wait until your fudge if fully chilled before cutting with a sharp knife.  Simply lift the fudge out of the dish by grabbing the ends of the foil and lay on a flat countertop before cutting.  This will ensure a “clean” slice every time. #Feast4All #CollectiveBias

 

fruit and nut fudge

The baking aisle will hold Nestle ingredients as well as the baking centers displayed around the Holidays in the center aisles.  NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk and NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels can be find at either location.

fruit and nut fudge

 I always find my baking ingredients at .  Not only is Walmart competitively priced, I know the shelves will always be stocked with a variety of inventory ensuring I’ll find what I need when I need it.  Convenience is key especially for a busy Holiday baking schedule like mine.  

fruit and nut fudge 

Sinking your teeth into smooth, rich fudge is pure bliss!  Using Nestle semi sweet morsels have been around for 75 years.  It brings convenience and versatility to all of your baking needs and always a trusted brand in both flavor and quality you can count on for delicious treats.

 fruit and nut fudge

fruit and nut fudge

Contrasting crunch of the walnuts and sweet, plump raisins make it decadent and sinful.  Make a double batch if you are serious about your fudge.  I don’t know if you will be able to part ways with these huge squares of heaven for gifting.  It’s not easy!

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Fruit and Nut Fudge 

Fruit and Nut Fudge
Serves 12
Walnut and raisins are mixed into this classic fudge batter and chilled to enjoy by the slice. Rich, creamy and decadent and a crowd pleaser.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups granulated sugar
  2. 1 1/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  3. 4 tablespoons butter
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  6. 3 cups NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  7. 2 cups raisins
  8. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  9. 1 cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. For thick slices, line 8-inch-square baking pan with foil. For thinner slices line a 13 x9 inch glass casserole dish. Spray foil with butter baking spray.
  2. Combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in marshmallows, semi sweet chocolate morsels, raisins, walnuts and vanilla extract. Stir vigorously for 1 minute until marshmallows are fully melted. Pour into prepared baking pan; cool for 5 minutes. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours (depending on thickness) or until firm. Remove by lifting foil and slicing fudge on a flat countertop.
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Very Vanilla Brownies

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of McCormick – Baking Superiority . The opinions and text are all mine.

It’s baking season! Time to stock up on vanilla, sugar and flour and pull out your best recipes. These Very vanilla brownies will definitely be making my baking to do list this year. If you are a vanilla lover you will want to give them a whirl. The intense vanilla flavor comes from using premium quality all natural pure vanilla extract. I use McCormick because that’s what my Mom used when I was a little girl. I remember her treats were always the tastiest because she always used the best ingredients. You definitely shouldn’t skimp on quality when baking especially for the Holidays. These Very vanilla brownies are cake-like and fudgy at the same time. It’s like a melt in your mouth kind of bite with huge all natural, extraordinary vanilla flavor. The vanilla frosting is fluffy and sweet and tops the brownies with added indulgence. Taste the difference and bake with McCormick!

very vanilla brownies

As you can see McCormik has been around a long time. I am a brand snob, especially when it comes to ingredients for baking and you should be too. Good quality vanilla that is pure and all natural will make your baked goods stand out and shine! That’s the difference McCormik makes.

very vanilla brownies

Speaking of standing out and shining, these Very vanilla brownies do just that. They are so moist and chewy that it’s hard to eat just one square. The frosting makes it taste like a cake but the fudge like texture is reminiscent of a typical brownie. It’s the best of both worlds in my opinion and would be perfect for Holiday baking.

very vanilla brownies

Happy Baking!

Very Vanilla Brownies

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter
1 bag (10 oz) white chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoon McCormik pure vanilla extract
3 eggs
 
Very Vanilla Frosting
2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons McCormik pure vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons warm water or milk

Directions

Heat oven to 350ºF. Line an 8 x 8 inch square glass baking pan with foil. Spray entire pan with baking spray made with flour. Set pan aside. In a small saucepan, heat butter and white chocolate chips over low heat, stirring with wire whisk frequently, just until melted. Remove from heat and cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

With a wooden spoon stir in remaining brownie ingredients until well blended. Spread evenly in pan.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

For frosting; In an electric mixer beat butter for 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add remaining ingredients until mixed thoroughly and frosting is smooth. Once brownies are cooled completely, spread frosting evenly over brownies and add sprinkles if desired. Slice and serve.

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Kids Thanksgiving Table

If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year and need inspiration for a kids Thanksgiving tablescape, look no further.  I came across this sweet little girls Thanksgiving table that I couldn’t resist sharing.  The color palette is pink, brown and orange with touches of Fall like pinecones, pumpkins and Turkeys for Thanksgiving.  I love that Alexandra from Enchanted events and designs stepped out of the box and created a fabulous tablescape that even the adults would be jealous of.  Even though this sugar and spice Thanksgiving themed tablescape is geared toured girls, you can easily swap out the pink for baby blue and make it boy friendly.  If you need a unisex color palette go for lime green, brown and orange and you can’t go wrong.  My favorite is the flower and pumpkin centerpiece with coordinating fresh flowers.  It’s so bright and welcoming!  Happy tablescaping ya’ll!

Kids Thanksgiving Table

kids thanksgiving table

To make a simple table runner, simply go to your  nearest fabric store and choose a fun fabric that coordinates with your color ppalette  Stripes, polka dots, flowers are a design will do.  Keep the tablecloth a solid coordinating color so it does not compete with your print.  No need to sew the table runner, simply fold and iron to flatten the ends and to produce a crisp crease.

kids thanksgiving table

Personal touches create a thoughtful display that is engaging for your little guests.  Adding their names in a creative way like this cute acorn charm will help them figure out their seating.  If you can’t find a charm for your glasses, simply spray paint acorns gold or any color you like and use a sharpie to write their names.  You can lay the acorn on their plates or next to their glasses so they know where to sit.

kids thanksgiving table

Pinecone Turkey’s are simple to make and fun for the kiddos too.  Here is a tutorial on making your own fabulous Turkey.

kids thanksgiving table

kids thanksgiving table

This party first seen on Bird’s Party Blog.  Check out Bird for more party inspiration and tons of colorful, bright ideas for decorating a fabulous event.

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Blueberry Cake Mix Crumble

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Blueberry crumble is given a modern twist with a sweet cake-like topping made from three simple ingredients. Vanilla cake mix, oats and butter. This adds an additional layer of sweet goodness to an already irresistible dessert. Speaking of irresistible, have you ever noticed how delectable baked blueberries taste? The transformation of a dry, tart and firm blueberry into a plump, juicy, deep purple miracle is simply divine. In fact, this Blueberry cake mix crumble is so juicy, you may find yourself with a messy oven after you bake it. Not to worry, that’s just the blueberries bursting with flavor and the makings of an incredible delicious dessert. It’s nothing that EASY-OFF® Fume Free Oven Cleaner can’t tackle swiftly. With the Holiday season fast approaching, your oven will soon be working in overtime so you need back up for messy (and totally worth it yummy) dishes that are bursting with flavor while baking. EASY-OFF® Fume Free Oven Cleaner is a gem. You don’t have to worry about inhaling harmful fumes to have a clean oven and the elbow grease you’ll encounter is kept to a minimum. The EASY-OFF® Fume Free Oven Cleaner is designed to cut through tough grease and baked on food making it convenient to use and a surefire way to keep messy ovens usable on a moments notice.

The blueberries are tossed in sugar and lemon juice bringing out even more plump and juicy blueberry flavor. Remember…don’t fear the clean up.

Before- dirty oven and spilled over Blueberry Cake Mix Crumble

After- sparkling clean oven and ready to use

and a totally delicious Blueberry cake mix crumble baked to perfection.

Add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream to top it off. Even more amazing, even more indulgent.

RECIPE- Blueberry Cake Mix Crumble

Ingredients

Filling

6 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

Topping

1 cup vanilla cake mix

1/2 cup oats

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 stick butter, softened

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix filling ingredients in a medium bowl until blueberries are thoroughly coated. Pour into an 8 inch square baking dish sprayed with butter cooking spray.

In an electric mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. In a small bowl mix cake mix, oats and salt. Stir into butter on low speed. With your fingers, crumble mixture onto prepared blueberries. Dollops here and there are fine. Mixture does not have to touch or be evenly spread onto blueberries. The butter will melt while baking and spread the mixture on its own.

Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until cake mix topping is golden brown and blueberry filling is bubbly. Let come to room temperature and cool for about an hour after baking. serve slightly warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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 Blueberry Cake Mix Crumble

Blueberry cake mix crumble
Serves 8
A sinfully delicious and juicy blueberry crumble made with a crunchy, sweet cake mix crumble topping. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Filling
  1. 6 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  4. 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  5. 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
Topping
  1. 1 cup vanilla cake mix
  2. 1/2 cup oats
  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 stick butter, softened
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix filling ingredients in a medium bowl until blueberries are thoroughly coated. Pour into an 8 inch square baking dish sprayed with butter cooking spray.
  2. In an electric mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. In a small bowl mix cake mix, oats and salt. Stir into butter on low speed. With your fingers, crumble mixture onto prepared blueberries. Dollops here and there are fine. Mixture does not have to touch or be evenly spread onto blueberries. The butter will melt while baking and spread the mixture on its own.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until cake mix topping is golden brown and blueberry filling is bubbly. Let come to room temperature and cool for about an hour after baking. serve slightly warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Notes
  1. Use mixed berries, peaches or strawberries in place of blueberries if desired. Fresh or frozen work fine.
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