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Springtime Jelly Bean Fudge

My friends and I had chocolate covered jelly beans for the first time recently and we really loved them. To keep the fun alive, I made this jelly bean studded fudge out of white chocolate, then decorated the top with flowers made of more jelly beans. It's truly a jelly bean lover's delight, and perfect for the springtime.
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Jelly Belly sells huge bags of their irregular jelly beans for half price. I actually found a big bag for 99 cents at the dollar store! For this recipe, it doesn't matter what the beans inside the fudge look like, so this ended up being a super cheap batch of fudge with at least 50 servings.

Total Time: 1 hour plus 4 hours to set

Yield: 50 pieces of fudge

Source: My twist on fudge made by Sugary Sweets

Ingredients:

Steps:

  1. Line a 9 inch springform pan with foil and grease the sides bottom.
  2. Wrap foil around an empty tin can, grease the bottom 2 inches, then place it in the middle of the pan.
  3. In a large pot over low heat, melt the marshmallows with 1 tablespoon of water.
  4. Add white chocolate chunks and stir until marshmallows are almost all melted. Remove from heat.
  5. In a medium saucepan, put sugar, heavy cream, unsalted butter and salt.
  6. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Once it is boiling, continue to boil for 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  7. Pour over marshmallow mixture.
  8. Beat this mixture with an electric mixer for about a minute until everything is blended and smooth.
  9. Sort through your jelly beans to find colours for your flower decorations for the top of the fudge. You'll need about 1/2 cup.
  10. Find 1 1/2 cups of grass and earth toned jelly beans for inside the fudge. Pour in and mix well.
  11. Pour into prepared pan.
  12. Sprinkle top with green sugar.
  13. To make a flower, poke a jelly bean into the fudge, then lay 7 jelly beans around it to make petals.
  14. Make more flowers, then pop in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  15. Gently twist the can and it will pop out. Release the latch on the springform pan and remove the fudge. The foil will easily peel off.
  16. Fill the middle with 1/2 cup of jelly beans.
  17. Cut and serve.
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