$100 Fudge

Title: $100 Fudge

Servings: 2 dozen
Category: Dessert

1 Bag Butterscotch Chips
1 Bag Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 Bag Mini Marshmallows
1/2 Jar of Chunky Peanut Butter (or Creamy PB & Chopped Peanuts)

Combine butterscotch chips and chocolate chips in a glass bowl. Place in the microwave for 1 minute and stir. Repeat until the ingredients are melted (but not too hot or runny). Add peanut butter and stir until throughly combined. Fold in marshmallows until evenly distributed. Line a 9×9 glass pan with wax paper (or grease the baking pan instead). Pour ingredients into the glass pan and place it in the refrigerator until it has set-up (approximately 1 hour). Cut into desired pieces and enjoy.

We went to an auction at our church to help raise money for a group of people that were going on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. The point of the auction was to sell baked good at the highest possible price. Once we looked over all the delicious treats, we decided to buy the plate of towering fudge. My husband and I pooled our extra money together to ensure that that item was ours. We got into a bidding war with our friends, and the price was getting higher and higher by the second. $10…$20…$40…$70… In a desperate moment, I yelled, “ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS.” A hush fell over the crowd and the pastor (who was playing the roll of the auctioneer) looked at me and said, “Are you sure?” I nodded yes and before we could change our mind he said, “SOLD”. We were now the proud owners of our precious fudge. Once we sampled it for the first time, we wanted to know how this mind-blowing, life-changing delicacy was created. After frantically asking everyone at the auction, we were informed that the confectionary wizard had left the building and was moving out of town that week. NNNNNNNOOOOOOO!!!!!

(6 months later) We were at a friend’s Easter brunch and another guest introduced herself as we arrived. Instantly, we recognized her name and connected it to the maker of the mystery fudge. The auction story was recounted, and we begged her for the recipe. She laughed at our excitement and said, “It has four ingredients: butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and peanut butter.” Blank stares appeared across our face when we realized how simple this recipe was (and how much money we spent on it at the auction). For years, we kept this recipe under lock and key…telling only the legendary story of how the fudge was named.

Aaron, Dana & Naomi Kangas
Pre-K (4 year olds – Mrs Leland’s Class)
Southside Christian School Recipe Book


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