Animal Cracker Fudge
Author: Guava Rose
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 4 mins
Total time: 14 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 T. butter
  • 12 oz. bag (vanilla) white chocolate chips
  • 10 oz. bag mini marshmallows
  • 1-1/2 c. animal cracker pieces
  • 1-1/2 c. chopped nuts, dried fruit, mini M&M's (or combination of)
  • Whole animal crackers
  • Sprinkles and/or other small candies
Instructions
  1. Line a 8"x8" pan with foil. Spray foil with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Fill a large pot a little over halfway full of water. Cover, turn the heat on high and bring water to a boil.
  3. Place butter and chocolate chips into a large mixing bowl. Open lid of pot and place the mixing bowl over the boiling water so it is able to rest on top of the pot. The water should touch the bottom of the bowl, but not sputter up the sides of the pot (you don't want water to get in the bowl). Pour out some water if you need to. Turn heat down to medium high. Stir chocolate occasionally with a rubber spatula until the chips are melted.
  4. Stir in the marshmallows. Carefully lift up the bowl and place in the microwave for 1 minute on high.
  5. Replace bowl back onto the pot of simmering water. Stir the melted marshmallows and melted chocolate chips together, then mix in the animal cracker pieces and nuts. Having the bowl over the hot water helps to keep the mixture soft enough while you mix everything in.
  6. Pour into the prepared pan and pat mixture down evenly with the rubber spatula. Press whole animal crackers in rows on top of the fudge. Scatter sprinkles and candies, pressing them down to stick. Chill for 1-2 hours until firm.
  7. Remove fudge from pan by lifting up the foil. Peel off foil. Cut fudge into pieces, with one whole animal atop each piece. Store in an airtight container.
  8. Variations: Use semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips; chopped oreos, peanut butter sandwich cookies, or graham crackers to mix into fudge instead of animal cracker pieces.
Recipe by Guava Rose at https://www.guavarose.com/2012/12/animal-cracker-angels-and-peppermint-roses/