Since this is my first Christmas after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I did a bit of candy making this week to make certain I’d have something sans-gluten to enjoy at the party.
One thing I did was to add praline topping to my regular fudge recipe!
The praline topping was the same one I added to the pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake I made for Thanksgiving,( Recipe HERE) Turns out it’s yummy on fudge too!
I had a bit of an issue with the praline topping separating from the fudge, but even with that issue, this recipe is great. Oh, and no one will miss the gluten!
Praline Fudge~Gluten Free Naturally
As always when you’re cooking gluten-free double check your ingredients!
*3 Cups sugar
*1 and 1/2 sticks butter
*1 can-5 oz. evaporated milk
*1 and 1/2 pkg (12 squares)Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate-Chopped
*1 jar (7 oz) Marshmallow Creme
*1 tsp Vanilla Extract
***Before you start making your fudge, get all ingredients ready to make the topping. You’ll need to quickly make the topping as the fudge cools.***
*1 cup brown sugar
*1/3 cup whipping cream
*1/4 cup butter
*1 cup powdered sugar (sifted)
*1 teaspoon vanilla extract
I’d love to know what fun thing you’ve got planned for weekend, whatever it is you’re doing….
Line a 9x 13 inch pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. This will make the fudge thin, which I think is better because when adding the topping this is super rich. But you can also use an 8 inch square pan for thicker fudge.
Bring sugar butter and milk to full boil in large pan on medium heat. Stir continually. Boil and stir 4 minutes or until candy thermometer reads 234*F.
Add chocolate and marshmallow creme, stir until completely melted.
Stir in vanilla.
Quickly, make the praline topping~
Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat – stirring. Boil, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Let stand for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally.
Pour (spoon) on top of fudge-spreading to cover…Work quickly, it set up pretty fast!
~I’m wishing you a weekend full of merry making my friends~
Can you believe that it’s already the last weekend before Christmas? Have you guys got big plans for Saturday and Sunday?
Our big family Christmas party is this weekend at our house, it’s the same Saturday every year so everyone can kinda keep that date open. That helps since our family is growing like crazy, this year, even with a few not able to make it, there will be 25- 30 people packed into our tiny house for dinner, dessert and the “Mean-Santa” gift exchange!
Do you guys do a ‘white-elephant’ or ‘mean-santa’ exchange? As I understand it, the white-elephant version is one where you bring a wrapped gag gift and mean-santa is one where you bring a gift you’d actually want to receive! We put a $10.00 limit on the gift, but it could be done with a lesser amount!
Do you want to see your family and friend’s true personalities? Do a mean-santa exchange! The first year it totally surprised me to see a few of the sweet and quiet ones get ruthless stealing gifts from small children! (So far, I never get a gift I really want ’cause I can’t bring myself to steal it! I’m gonna try to be ruthless this year though!)
This photo is from 2009
Last year there were a lot of food gifts which didn’t go over quite as well…so we’ve banned food gifts this year 🙂
(side-note…look how different my den is from one year to the next…holy cannoli!)
For food at this party, it’s always the same…The Husband makes loads of his 2 lasagna recipes: Traditional Lasagna and his (delicious) chicken lasagna,( recipe HERE). We add salad, bread, and of course 50 desserts!
Everyone brings their favorite Christmas sweets, which are so delicious, but most are full of gluten!
Linking with Heather Settings for Four!