Amazing gingerbread fudge shaped like tiny gingerbread men. This fudge recipe has become my favourite of all time. It is bursting with flavour!
Today is our last day to celebrate Christmas Week. I'm so bummed it's over. It flew by way too fast. Although my waistband is breathing a sigh of relief right now. It's been a very fattening week.
Thank you all for joining us this week. It's been a pleasure to bring you all these amazing holiday recipes. Our third year of Christmas Week was a total blast. So many recipes, so little time.
A huge thank you to my co-host for the week. Susan is such an amazing person, I am so lucky to have a friend like her in my life. She keeps me calm when life spins out of control. Which seems to be often. Thank you Susan, I heart you and appreciate having a partner in crime for these events.
Another huge shout out to all our bloggers who joined us this week. It's a lot of work to pull of events like this. Yet they not only pulled it off, they did so with ease and recipes that blew my mind. I'm so happy they all joined us this year.
I whipped this up pretty quickly, and snapped some super fast photos because my son is here visiting from Calgary. So I'm working limited hours. I took these with artificial light so I may try to find a few minutes to snap some new one in natural light tomorrow. We'll see how it goes.
My suggestion is not to fret if your gingerbread men do not turn out perfectly. There's no such thing as a perfect man anyway, right. Imperfections make a person better. It gives them something special. So make sure you make some perfectly imperfect gingerbread men today!
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- 2½ cups light brown sugar
- ¾ cup evaporated milk
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons corn syrup
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- optional: allspice I'm not a big fan but you can use it
- Combine the brown sugar, evaporated milk, salt and corn syrup in a medium size saucepan. Cook the mixture over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Stir occasionally.
- Once the sugar is dissolved bring the mixture to a boil. Allow it to bubble up for a couple of minutes, but do not scorch it. Now reduce to a soft boil by reducing the heat to a medium-low heat. Let it bubble for few minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add butter to the pan, but do NOT stir yet.
- Let the butter rest int he mixture without stirring until a candy thermometer reaches 110 degrees. Once it reaches that temperature you can remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Stir in vanilla and spices. Mix by hand with a wooden spoon.
- Beat the fudge with a wooden spoon until it loses it's gloss, but not so much that it hardens yet. You want it a bit pliable to pour into silicone gingerbread mold.
- Pour into the silicone mold carefully. It's okay if the men are imperfect. Aren't all men? *holiday giggles*
- Pop you mold in the fridge until the fudge sets up. It should be in there at least an hour, up to about 4 hours.
- Remove the men from the pan. Place on a platter, or start biting their heads off right away.
- Serve with a big old gingerbread loving smile!
Swing by all the participants to see what they've been whipping up for the holidays:
- Biscoff Chocolate Chip Cookies by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
- Norwegian Lefse by Farm Fresh Feasts
- Chocolate Dipped Madelines by My Catholic Kitchen
- Chocolate Mint Fudge by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Caramel Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies by Mind Over Batter
- Boozy Cherries by Cooking In Stilettos
- Chocolate Mint Fudge by Food Lust People Love
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Toodles and smoochies! xx
These little gingerbread men fudge guys are so cute. Where did you get those adorable molds? I looked all over but couldn't find any with the face and button details. Who makes the mold that you used? I love them.
Thanks so much!
I'm trying to remember where I grabbed that one from. I think my daughter was with me when I bought it so let me ask her tomorrow and get back to you with an answer. I wish I had bought a few so I could do larger batches.
Thanks Kim for checking this out for me. They are just the cutest little guys. Love your blog. I started a blog last year but haven't posted for awhile. I am not very computer savvy. I love doing it. It called cozycornercook. I need to get back to it. Hope you can remember where these gingermen came from. I'll keep looking as well. If I find them I will let you know so you can buy some more for larger batches.
Hey Marcy. I'll swing by to check yours out. I'm not savvy at all. It's a bit difficult to blog if you're not, but not impossible. Are you using WP or Blogger? I have both of mine on WP but I started on Blogger. Personally I think it's a lot more user friendly if you're doing everything yourself.
I think it was Walmart, but I'm going to keep looking into this. I got sidetracked today and my hooligan is already off to bed, she's up at 4:30 am every day to go to the university so she hits the hay early. I went looking for the plastic mold in the blog room and it's missing. Hubs must have put it away. Whenever he does dishes I can never find anything. Ha. As soon as I dig it up I'll alert you. I know I'm going through all my Christmas shopping receipts this weekend so it's likely it'll pop up in those. I'm thinking it was Walmart, Target or Canadian Tire. But I will figure out which soon. xx
I found the silicone gingerbread men candy molds on walmart.com 24 molds to the pan.
I know it's not necessary for sweet treats to be totally adorable but these absolutely are. I love them! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!