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Rainbow Fudge

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Rainbow Fudge

This brilliantly bright and bold Rainbow Fudge is a super wonderific choice to take to a party or give as a gift!

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  • Prep Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Total Time 13 hr 30 min
  • Servings 32

Rainbow Fudge  

As prepared by tbspErin

Color your holiday world like never before with this Rainbow Fudge recipe from our Secret Stash collection -- just for Tablespoon.com members!


Fudge is the staple of holiday staples. Dark and rich, it finds its place on cookie plates everywhere this time of year.

But wait! This fudge, this brilliantly bright and bold Rainbow Fudge, will not only color your holiday like a crazy case of Crayolas, it'll rock your Christmas socks and blow the fuse on Rudolph's nose! What a super wonderific choice to take to a holiday party.

Come along with Team Tablespoon as we pair up with our kitchen-expert pals down in the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens to make this incredible treat.

Get Prepped


First, organize your stuff. We got down to the kitchen, and this was the scene -- the ingredients were all ready to go:

Ingredients for Rainbow Fudge Recipe

And there were 5 beautiful clear bowls lined up in a neat row with about 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk in each.

Bowls of Sweetened Condensed Milk

We learned how to line a loaf pan with foil the right way, like this:

How to Line a Loaf Pan with Foil



So now we're set to make a rainbow!

Melting, Mixing and Colorizing


Grab the first of your five boxes of white baking chocolate. White chocolate can be finicky -- we found Baker's works really well.

White Chocolate to Make Rainbow Fudge

We'll do one color at a time, so chop up one box of white chocolate at a time.

Chopping White Chocolate for Rainbow Fudge

Add the chopped white chocolate to the sweetened condensed milk in one of the bowls.

Adding Chopped Chocolate to Bowl



Microwave the sweetened-condensed milk and the chocolate choppings on high for 1 minute.

Microwaving White Chocolate and Sweetened Condensed Milk

Stir 'til smooth. Getting sweet enuf for ya yet? Just wait ... it gets better!

Stir White Chocolate Mixture Until Smooth

Add 1/4 tsp. vanilla and stir again.

Adding Vanilla to White Chocolate Mixture

Now Let's Start the Layers


Time to get our colors on. We'll begin with purple layer 'cuz we're laying down the colors in reverse order.

Purple Layer


Using regular food colors, add 9 drops of red and 6 drops of blue.

Adding Red and Blue Food Coloring for Violet Layer

Stir ...

Stirring Red and Blue Colors

Keep stirring until completely combined.

Violet Chocolate for Rainbow Fudge Recipe

Pour that into the prepared loaf pan and spread it to the edges.

Pouring Violet Layer for Rainbow Fudge

Tap the pan on the counter to make it burp up the air bubbles. Thwack it nice and flat onto the counter a few times. Air bubbles = holes in the fudge, and we don't want that!

Tapping Fudge Layer to Get Air Bubbles Out

Then put it in the FREEZER for 15 minutes or until the top appears set. This step is super important because it keeps the layers separate.

Layer of Rainbow Fudge in Refrigerator

And the pretty purple layer is done!

Blue Layer


Now you're gonna do that exact same thing for all the other colors.

So, chop the chocolate, microwave and melt it with the sweetened condensed milk. Add the vanilla, then add 18 drops of blue food color to get the blue layer.



Pouring Blue Layer for Rainbow Fudge



Tap it on the counter to release the air bubbles and return it to the FREEZER for 15 minutes. Beautiful blue layer ... done!

Green Layer


Gumby layer, comin' up! Same process as before, but add 18 drops of green food color this time.

Pouring Green Layer for Rainbow Fudge

Tap it on the counter, and return it to the FREEZER for 15 minutes. Gorgeous green layer ... done!

Yellow Layer


Here comes the sun! Same process as before, but add 12 drops of yellow food color this time.





Pouring Yellow Layer for Rainbow Fudge

Tap it on the counter and return it to the FREEZER for 15 minutes and ... the yellow layer's done!

Red Layer


Rad red on its way! Same process as before, but add 18 drops of red food color.

Pouring Pink Layer for Rainbow Fudge

Tap it on the counter to release the air bubbles like usual, but this time you're going to refrigerate it instead of freeze it -- so place it in the REFRIGERATOR for at least 12 HOURS to harden the whole rainbow brick up.

Finishing it Up


After the rainbow brick has been refrigerated at least 12 hours to firm up, take it out of the fridge and remove the fudge from the pan, foil and all.

Loaf Pan of Rainbow Fudge

Carefully remove the foil from the fudge. The foil can stick, but don't worry. Just take your time and peel it away.

Removing Foil from Rainbow Fudge

Flip 'er over and keep peeling...

Removing Rainbow Fudge from Pan

Brick of Rainbow Fudge

Then trim the edges so you have straight sides.

Trim the Edges for Rainbow Fudge

We cut it into rectangle slices, but you can cut it into any size pieces you want.

To make rectangles like we did, mark off about 1" intervals both directions. No need to be perfect. Just eyeball it up or use a ruler if you want.



Measuring Rainbow Fudge

Then cut your colorful fudge brick into pieces to share.

This fudge is softer than typical fudge, so use a sharp knife. If it gets too soft to slice easily, just return it to the fridge to firm up a bit more.

Slicing Rainbow Fudge

Oh, yah, baby ... this is gonna totally make you the bestest guest at the party.

Rainbow Fudge Pieces Ready to Eat

Now, there's only one thing left to do -- clean up the prettiest kitchen mess ever.

Empty Bowls after Making Rainbow Fudge

Here's the full recipe, so go color your holiday fun!

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Rainbow Fudge

Ingredients

2
cans (14 oz each) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
5
boxes (6 oz each) white chocolate baking squares, chopped
1 1/4
teaspoons vanilla
(red,
liquid food color blue, green and yellow)

Directions

  • 1 Line 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with foil.
  • 2 Divide sweetened condensed milk between 5 microwave-safe small bowls, about 1/2 cup per bowl.
  • 3 To make the bottom PURPLE layer, add 6 ounces of chopped white chocolate to one bowl of the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute; stir until smooth. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Tint PURPLE by adding 9 drops of red food color and 6 drops of blue food color; stir well. Immediately pour fudge mixture in the bottom of a foil lined pan, spreading to edges. Firmly tap pan on counter to even out layer. Place in freezer for at least 15 minutes or until top appears set.
  • 4 For the BLUE layer, add 6 ounces of chopped white chocolate to one bowl of the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute; stir until smooth. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Tint BLUE by adding 18 drops of blue food color; stir well. Gently pour and spread mixture over PURPLE layer in pan. Firmly tap pan on counter to even out layer. Place in freezer at least 15 minutes or until top appears set.
  • 5 For the GREEN layer, add 6 ounces of chopped white chocolate to one bowl of the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute; stir until smooth. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Tint GREEN by adding 18 drops of green food color; stir well. Gently pour and spread mixture over BLUE layer in pan. Firmly tap pan on counter to even out layer. Place in freezer at least 15 minutes or until top appears set.
  • 6 For the YELLOW layer, add 6 ounces of chopped white chocolate to one bowl of the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute; stir until smooth. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Tint YELLOW by adding 12 drops of yellow food color; stir well. Gently pour and spread mixture over GREEN layer in pan. Firmly tap pan on counter to even out layer. Place in freezer at least 15 minutes or until top appears set.
  • 7 For the top RED layer, add 6 ounces of chopped white chocolate to one bowl of the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute; stir until smooth. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Tint RED by adding 18 drops of red food color; stir well. Gently pour and spread mixture over YELLOW layer in pan. Firmly tap pan on counter to even out layer.
  • 8 REFRIGERATE at least 12 hours until cold and firm. Cut into 8 rows by 4 rows, trimming edges as desired. If fudge becomes soft during slicing, return to refrigerator to firm up. Store covered in the refrigerator.
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