5-Minute Microwave Fudge Recipe

5-Minute Fudge from the Prepared Pantry

This microwave fudge is ridiculously easy. Just mix it up in a bowl, stick it in the microwave to melt the chocolate, and pour it into a pan. It’s that simple and still has a great flavor and a nice texture. How this Microwave Fudge Works How does a fudge cooked in the microwave still work and taste just as good as regular fudge cooked on the stove? It all has to do with the reactions from the four main ingredients: chocolate, cocoa, baking soda, and sweetened condensed milk. The combination of the baking soda and cocoa changes the character …

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Snow Topped Mountains (Chocolate Microwave Cookies)

“Those must be baked cookies.” Actually, they are baked in the microwave but you cream the sugar and butter together just as if you were going to bake them in the oven. These snow-topped mountain microwave cookies are chocolate walnut cookies that are baked in the microwave and then sprinkled with powder sugar to make a delightful dessert. Snow Topped Mountains Microwave Cookie Recipe 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cocoa dash of salt 3/4 cup butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup walnuts 2-3 tablespoons water powdered sugar for dusting Directions Mix the flour, cocoa, …

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Rocky Road Microwave Cookie Bars

“Dad, anything with marshmallows and chocolate has to be good.” Katie was right; they are good. These interesting cookies are almost like candy bars—a chewy confection with nuts and chocolate. These are very quick microwave cookies. With all the ingredients on the counter, it took us eight minutes to pop these cookies in the microwave. We made several batches, tinkering with them to get them just right. Everyone declared them “very good”. Rocky Road Microwave Cookie Bars Recipe This recipe will make sixteen 2 x 2-inch squares. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 cup quick rolled …

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Cranberry Coconut Bars

Cranberry Coconut Bars are microwave cookies that can be mixed right in the baking pan–talk about convenience and easy cookies. These cookies aren’t your typical cookie with chocolate chips and gooey goodness packed inside; they have a little extra with fruit, nuts, and coconut. But they’re so scrumptious and easy, we had to include them. They’re sure to be a hit. If you are not fond of dried cranberries, consider substituting dates, raisins, or chopped apricot pieces in this recipe. Cranberry Coconut Microwave Cookie Bars This recipe will make sixteen 2 x 2-inch squares. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup …

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How to Manage Your Germ Factory: The Kitchen Sponge

“Sponges are the perfect incubators for germs and mildew.  Never wipe your counters with a sponge–you’re smearing germs everywhere.”  I’ve always known that wet sponges were big germ factories!  Pick up a sponge that has been left wet in the sink and smell it—Phew! So periodically, I threw my sponges in the laundry and washed them with my clothes.  Bad idea, adding more germs to my dirty laundry.  The washing machine doesn’t always get those germs out.  And if I leave the clothes in the washing mashing machine before drying, incubating germs in my laundry. (If you put enough bleach …

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