How can I reuse or recycle completely dry fudge?

Recycle This regular Anna left a question on the Suggestion page back in APRIL but I somehow missed it until now – sorry Anna!

Her question was:

How could I use completely dry fudge? I have two big boxes of completely dry Irish fudge that I’d like to find a use for. The fudge isn’t crumbly but dry and hard – hard enough that I don’t want to risk my coffee grinder with it.

Is there a way to make it soft again? Or just break it to small pieces somehow or soak in coffee or something.

Mmm, fudge. Between my misunderstanding about crackers on Tuesday and yesterday’s leftover turkey recipe round-up, Recycle This has conspired to make me feel hungry all week!

Could it be grated with a cheese grater and used as sprinkling on top of cakes/foam-y drinks?

This “failed fudge fool” recipe might work too – make it into a creamy dessert.

Any other ideas?

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8 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle completely dry fudge?”

  1. Alice says:

    Ha, give it to me, I’ll whack it with a hammer and then either crunch or suck the pieces. How wrong can fudge go?

    I’m prepared to take the risk if anyone else wants to send me their unwanted fudge – I will take on providing a fudge disposal service to the Recycle This community…

  2. Roger says:

    I personally don’t understand how this could have happened, your lucky if fudge lasts more than a couple of hours in my house, If you try microwaving it for a short time it might soften, like dryed up bread, beware though it may be thermo-nuclear.

  3. Jim says:

    I guess I would have to find a way to moisten the fudge. a) I love that stuff and b) I have no idea what else to do with it!

  4. I’m not sure but sounds like you might be able to use it as sprinkles for ice creams.

    If you treat it like a block of parmesan or other rock solid Italian stinker then you should be able to make tasty little shavings with the tiny side of a grater.

  5. anna says:

    I guess I could give a small update on what I ended up trying with that fudge :)
    1) I tried grating some to then add like parmesan on anything that would need a dose of sweet. It ended up breaking a small plastic piece of an attachment that I use on a stick blender turning the whole nut and other pieces chopper unusable. I stilll need to get somehow a replacement for a plastic piece in it. Maybe a parmesan grater would have worked better but didn’t have one.
    2) I tried melting it and making it as a renewed fudge or sauce. A few drops of coffee added to it made it turn out a neat fudge sauce (which is way gone).
    And how did it ever end up drying? My husband forgot it in a cupboard after one of too many trips he had to make to visit me while I was still stuck in Ireland.
    If I’ll ever end up finding more too dry fudge I might try also the method 2 but then see how it would turn as a liquor.

  6. Nance says:

    My experience is this: I found frozen fudge(1 gallon freezer bag full) from last year in our second freezer. Not wanting to waste it I Googled all kinds of ideas and put a few together.
    I ground up the thawed( but still in chunks) in the vitamix ,keep it dry. Put in in my dutch oven and added 3 cups of 2% milk (one chocolatier was clear to NEVER add water) and 1/2 cup of real butter,stirring constantly. I melted it all and threw in a half a bag of large marshmallows.
    let it boil for a short period and poured in a buttered 9 x 13 glass pan.
    Its cooling as we speak and so far it tastes delicious!
    Don’t throw it away.

  7. Peanut says:

    Put in bag over night with brown sugar clay man, bread slices, or damp paper towel. Cut into smaller pieces and heat alil if you need to, nuke it or what ever.

  8. Brandon says:

    You can put it in a sauce pan with a little bit of milk/cream & re-cook it. It will take some trial and error as you will need to find the right consistency for it to setup without being too hard. A candy thermometer would be useful & cook to around 232 degrees. Poor out in a bowl & whip it until it cools down.

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