Gingerbread men (make that boys) with their red candy buttons and innocent smiles are cute treats for kids. When they grow up, gingerbread boys become smooth, dark chocolate gingerbread fudge. They are a bit less sugary sweet, but they still win you over with the allure of their ginger, cinnamon and clove cologne. They’re not softies on the outside, but when you go in for the kiss, they melt in your mouth.
This weekend I’ll be attending a girls-only solstice-themed birthday party with a fudge contest. Not that it matters who wins (umm, whatever), but I hope the ladies agree that chocolate gingerbread fudge is where it’s at.
Chocolate Gingerbread Fudge Recipe
I based this chocolate gingerbread fudge off of the chocolate balsamic fudge that I made a few years ago. That recipe was based on a fudge recipe from Joy of Baking. I experimented with another recipe, but found that this one produced the best results with the least opportunity for error.
Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes
If you like the idea of chocolate and gingerbread, you may want to try my chocolate gingerbread cupcakes. You might even want to experiment with putting the orange glaze that I used on the cupcakes on this fudge.
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Prior to posting this, I asked my Facebook community what they thought of the first paragraph. Thanks to a comment by Stephanie Johnson, I removed one line. If you are wondering what got cut, head over to Facebook and have a look. Leave a comment there, letting me know if you think I should have kept it.