This Cotton Candy fudge tastes perfectly like cotton candy! The pink and blue colors are a pretty addition to any party.
The last day of school here was on Monday. Which is basically the worst last day of school in the history of the earth. The last day of school is already pointless enough, but then to have it on a Monday? It kind of felt like that weird last piece of bread that you know is technically still useful, but you always throw it away because it just doesn’t feel right.
That’s what it was. The last piece of bread, but for school.
By last Sunday night, I was so completely sick of signing all the things and packing all the lunch that I literally felt like I might die if I packed another lunch. Honestly, the whole process only takes like four minutes, but for some reason my brain had built it up to the equivalent of an hour of manual labor. I felt a glimmer of hope when it crossed my mind that there might be a stray Lunchable hiding underneath a package of ham or maybe behind a jar of pickles, but there was no Lunchable to be found.
My poor son. His last sandwich of the 4th grade was tainted by the flavor of my anger, resentment, and self-pity. And peanut butter.
WHAT WAS I THINKING.
By 4 pm today I had already declared our house a “drama free zone” and threatened to sell the kids to a drama llama farm. By 5:30 I was gazing longingly at my boxed wine, contemplating taking a quick sip from the spout.
I’ve heard that it only counts if you pour it in a glass. Kind of like how candy that you find on the floor doesn’t have any calories in it.
All I want to know right now is WHY.
Why do I always get in such a hurry for school to be out?
Why do I always take teachers, those blessed saints among us, for granted?
Why do yellow Starbursts exist?
I just have so many questions about life.
On days like this, when you’re dismayed and need some reassurance, I really recommend drowning your sorrows in fudge.
Some would say that’s a ridiculous idea, but I assure you otherwise. Fudge is always loving, always supportive, and doesn’t talk back, need to be pottytrained, or try to con you out of expensive iPod apps.
Fudge for president!
This fudge in particular is so fun and really does taste like cotton candy. I used cotton candy floss sugar in the fudge and added some cotton candy flavoring as well. It’s really perfect and SO pretty!
I topped it off with THIS cotton candy rock candy, but you could also use regular sprinkles.
- 1 1/2 cup pink vanilla cotton candy sugar
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup salted butter
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups (12 oz bag) white chocolate chips
- 7 oz jar marshmallow creme
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cotton candy flavoring oil
- Line an 8x8 square pan with oil and spray lightly with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- In a heavy saucepan, combine both sugars, heavy cream, and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Keep on a low boil for several minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 234 on a candy thermometer.
- Remove from heat and stir in white chocolate chips and marshmallow creme until melted and smooth. Add candy flavoring oil and stir to combine. Pour mixture in pan and spread evenly. Top with sprinkles or rock candy.
- Refrigerate until firm, then cut into squares and serve.
**heavily adapted from the Kraft Fantasy Fudge recipe
I hope you love this as much as I do — it’s so fun and so yummy!
Have a great day!