Make Mom an Edible Garden Stone using Cookies and Cream Fudge!
We have probably all seen the plaster handprints that you can make Mom for Mother’s Day. This takes that idea, but transforms it into an edible garden stone instead.
Making fudge with my Nana was one of my favorite holiday activities. While she primarily made chocolate fudge, I am a fan of many different kinds of fudge. Including cookies and cream fudge. How handy then, that cookies and cream fudge looks very similar to concrete.
The recipe for cookies and cream fudge is fairly simple, combine white chocolate (I used almond bark) with sweetened condensed milk, a dash of salt, and some vanilla. Then, when that it all melted and combined, stir in some crushed chocolate sandwich cookies.
When that is ready you pour it into a prepared round pan, a cake pan would be perfect. I lined mine with parchment paper, but foil would work as well. The fudge will need to sit for about 45 minutes before it is ready to make your hand imprint. While I waited I decorated mine with colored candies in a pattern around edge.
I had a vision of layering the kids handprints, largest to smallest, in my garden stone. But it didn’t really work out. You can see the largest handprint and then vaguely the smallest one. I suppose it’s the thought that counts for that idea.
I used a wooden skewer to write a message in our fudge garden stone after the kids had helped me with the handprint. (I did make sure they washed their hands first.) Then I put the fudge in the refrigerator to help it get firm.
Cookies and Cream Fudge Edible Garden Stone
24 ounces white chocolate or almond bark
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 sandwich cookies, crushed
decorations of your choice
Melt the chocolate according to package directions.
Add sweetened condensed milk, salt, and vanilla, stir until combined.
Add cookie crumbs and stir to combine.
Pour fudge into a lined round pan and smooth the surface.
If desired, decorate your fudge. Allow fudge to sit for approximately 45 minutes before making a handprint.
Place fudge in refrigerator for at least an hour.