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Root beer float fudge

July 15, 2013
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Root Beer Float Fudge

My daughter and I have a special sort of deal when it comes to caring for her super curly hair.  On braiding days, she gets a root beer.  It’s as simple as that.  No matter how many hours it takes to unbraid, wash, and restyle her gorgeous locks, all she expects for her unending patience is a can of root beer.  Needless to say, my girl really, REALLY loves her root beer.

We were at market a couple weeks ago and bought some root beer concentrate.  I thought Claudia would love the idea of making her own root beer, but then I saw this fudge recipe and we decided to try that instead.  None of us are fans of the over-sweet taste of white baking chips, so I looked around until I found some real white chocolate morsels.  (You could also used chopped white chocolate, if you can’t find morsels.  Or if you don’t mind the flavor of the white baking chips, then just use those.)

When it was all said and done, we liked how the fudge looked with the different layers, but it we thought it would have been tastier if it had all been flavored with the root beer concentrate.  Obviously, that’s a personal preference, because we have some special friends who liked it just fine the way it was.  (Heyyy, Catie and Ashley!)  The recipe makes A LOT of fudge, so make sure you have some friends to share it with too!

Recipe:  Root Beer Float Fudge

(from Shugary Sweets)

3 cup sugar
¾ cup butter
1 cup heavy cream
pinch of salt
3 cup white chocolate morsels
1½ cup marshmallow cream
3 tsp. root beer concentrate

In a large saucepan, heat sugar, butter, salt, and cream until combined.  Bring to a boil and stir continuously for 4 minutes, until it reaches the “soft ball” stage on a candy thermometer.
Remove from heat.  Quickly stir in white chocolate and marshmallow.  Stir vigorously until smooth.
Pour half of mixture into a parchment paper or foil-lined 13×9″ baking dish.  (If lining baking dish with foil, give it a light spray with nonstick cooking spray first.)  To remaining fudge, stir in root beer concentrate. Stir until combined.  Pour over white fudge.  Using a knife, swirl the two together.  Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.  Cut into bite size pieces and enjoy chilled.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Denise permalink
    July 15, 2013 11:49 am

    I need to make a dessert for a group. Any idea how many this would make ? More than 25 ? Looks very interesting and different.

  2. oneordinaryday permalink
    July 22, 2013 9:23 am

    Denise – The fudge filled a 9×13 pan and would easily feed more than 25 people! It made so much, that it’d be perfect for a party or large group.

  3. August 11, 2013 9:10 pm

    Michelle, I’m having a giveaway for Smucker’s ice cream toppings on my blog. One of them is for Magic Shell Root Beer Flavor. As soon as I tasted it, I thought of you and Claudia :-) She would LOVE it.

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