Orange Creamsicle Fudge

orange creamsicle fudge

This Orange Creamsicle Fudge took me back in time to when I was a little girl. My brothers and I would chase down the Ice Cream truck every Summer with scraps of change we found under the couch cushions  to treat ourselves to Push Up Pops.   Do you remember Push Ups Pops?  It is a creamy orange vanilla sherbet ice cream crammed in a push up container wrapped in polka dot paper that you pushed from the bottom up to make the ice cream pop out from the top to lick. Today, I made an Orange Creamsicle Fudge that is reminiscent of this favorite childhood treat of mine. Instead of vanilla chips I used White Chocolate and the smell and taste took me back in time. A light Orange fragrance blanketed with the sweet smell of white chocolate was too much to handle. I had to have a lick of the hot mixture after I poured it in the pan to cool, and let me tell you it was amazing. It was sweet and creamy, cool and refreshing and took me back to my childhood. It tasted exactly like the classic Push Ups but in the form of Fudge which was a fun swap to make for such a popular flavor combination. I plan on making Orange Creamsicle Fudge at the start of every Summer for my kiddos. I know they will love it and hope that they  remember it as a sweet childhood treat mom used to make for them each Summer.

 orange creamsicle fudge

This really ages me but honestly, I am not that old and this couldn’t be a classic blast from the past. Seems like just yesterday I discovered these and ate them every week in the Summer as a kid. That really was just yesterday. I  am not pushing 40 (wink wink). 

These look great in pretty cupcake liners and would be perfect for serving handheld individual sweets at a your next party.

orange creamsicle fudge

orange creamsicle fudge

 I used a 8×8 Baking pan from Williams-Sonoma because I wanted nice thick slices.  You can use a larger pan for thinner pieces.  For more coupons and deal from Williams-Sonoma please visit this link.

 

Orange and Vanilla compliments each other so well there is even a candle made with the famous duo.  I happen to have this same candle because it’s my Husbands favorite  Yankee Candle  EVER!

Orange Creamsicle Fudge

Orange Creamsicle Fudge
Serves 1
A creamy white chocolate and orange flavored fudge. Cool for 2 hours in the refrigerator to set it up quickly
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Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
2 hr 5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
2 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1.5 sticks butter
  2. 2 cups granulated sugar
  3. 3/4 cup heavy cream
  4. 1 package (12 oz) white chocolate chips
  5. 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff
  6. 1 tablespoon orange extract
  7. orange (or a combination of red and yellow) food coloring
Instructions
  1. Prepare a 8x8 pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. 2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cream, and butter over medium heat. Continually stir the mixture until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves. Brush down the sides with a wet pastry brush.
  3. 3. Bring the mixture to a boil, and once it starts boiling, cook for 4-5 minutes stirring constantly
  4. 4. Remove the pan from the heat and immediately stir in the marshmallow cream and white chocolate chips. Stir until the white chocolate has melted and the fudge is completely smooth.
  5. 5. Working quickly, pour about a third of the white fudge into a bowl and set aside. To the remaining fudge, add the orange extract and orange food coloring, stirring until it is a smooth, even color. It is important to perform these steps quickly, because the fudge will start to set if you take too long, and the end result will not be smooth.
  6. 6. Pour the orange fudge into the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer. Drop the white fudge over the top by the spoonful, then drag a table knife or toothpick through the fudge to create orange-white swirls. You can spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray and gently press them into the top to smooth out the swirls, if desired.
  7. 7. Allow the fudge to set in the refrigerator for 2 hours. To cut, pull the fudge out of the pan using the foil as handles. Use a large sharp knife to cut the fudge into small 1-inch squares. Store Orange Creamsicle Fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, and bring it to room temperature to serve.
Adapted from about.com
Adapted from about.com
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Comments

  1. sharon klod says:

    Hi! love your idea for orange fudge, sounds divine! I am just a little confused about the ingredients though. You said 6 ounces of butter with 1.5 sticks in parentheses. I read that as 1 1/2 sticks of butter as the sticks are always 8 ounces so I am not sure how much butter to use. Can you clarify? Thank you so much!
    Sharon Klod

  2. Your “Orange Creamsicle Fudge” sounds amazing! I just (now) read the recipe, and I’ll get everything I need in order to make this fudge the next time I go to the supermarket. I also remember “Push-Up Pops”, but I guess that I’m older than you are….since I remember something from my childhood which were called “Creamsicles”. They consisted of vanilla ice cream on a popsicle stick, and they had the most delicious orange flavored coating on them. They were shaped like a Fudgesicle. They always sold out very quickly at our little corner grocery store. They were my very favorite ice-cream treat when I was a kid. Your “Orange Creamsicle Fudge” sounds as though it will taste very much like those “Creamsicles”, and I’m definately going to make them after my next grocery shopping trip. Thanks for taking me back to my childhood. Please keep those ‘old recipes’ coming.

  3. what is marshmallow fluff?

    • buttercream bakehouse says:

      It is a marshmallow spread. You can usually find it near the peanut butter as fluffernutter sandwiches are all the rage. :)

  4. One of my favorite flavors of all time. Wonderful!!!

  5. Congratulations…this post was featured on Create It Thursday #9! Thanks so much for sharing such an awesome idea! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/07/create-it-thursday-9-plus-feautres.html

  6. Oh, my, that sounds amazing! Always have loved creamsicles–in fact, that’s one of my fave beverage flavors, too–but never thought to make fudge out of it. Nice! (Visiting from the SITS FB page, BTW…)

    • love the flavor too! I used to buy a drink mix at the grocery store called T.G.I.F. Dreamsicle (made with vodka)! You just mix with crushed ice in a blender and,,,,oh my! Soooo good! But can’t find it anymore! Guess I should contact TGI Fridays and see if they still sell it anywhere!

  7. Love your blog! Come share some posts on our social network – thesouthernc.com. Great spot for southern bloggers to mix & mingle on our virtual front porch!

  8. Be still my heart, That is my all time favorite flavor it just reminds me of so many happy memories. Coming over from Katherine’s Great blog. Kathy

  9. Wow! This looks amazing! I am a huge fudge fan. I’ve pinned it and I’m now following you on Facebook! Thanks for linking up at the Katherine’s Corner blog hop. I’d really appreciate a follow-back if you get a chance.

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