Orange is the New Black: Chocolate and Vanilla Fudge Swirl (Swirrl, Swirrl)

A review of Crazy Eyes’s Chocolate and Vanilla Fudge Swirl (Swirrl, Swirrl) from the Orange is the New Black cookbook.

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Crazy Eyes’s Chocolate and Vanilla Fudge Swirl (Swirrl, Swirrl)

Crazy Eyes (Suzanne Warren) started off as one of my favorite characters is Season 1, whereas I really had to warm up to some of the others.  I just love her!  Don’t get me wrong, I know she’s totally insane, but she really does have a lot of love to give and is a deeply caring person despite her craziness.

To see the Swirrl, Swirrl scene, jump ahead to about 1:30 in the video below.  Though the full 2 minutes features Crazy Eyes and her Dandelion 🙂

I don’t make fudge a lot, so I was a little bit nervous going in, though the instructions seemed pretty simple.

20180701_141008To start, evaporated milk, sugar, and salt are combined in a pot and boiled over the stove for about 5 minutes.  Then I let it cool for 2 minutes before stirring in marshmallows until they’re completely melted.

Next the vanilla and chocolate chips were added and mixed to create that “swirl” look.  This is where things started to fall apart a bit for me.

I over-mixed here, unfortunately, so mine turned out mostly chocolate-looking with very few small white spots.  I also stopped a couple of times to take pictures for this blog, which was apparently a mistake.  This fudge cools VERY quickly, so by the time I “poured” it into the pan it was pretty stiff already.

20180701_141532Since the fudge was a bit too cool by the time I scraped it into the pan, it was a struggle to flatten it out.  But I managed to get close.  Then I pressed some chocolate chips and marshmallows into the top and put it in the fridge for a couple of hours to harden.

I was a little bit worried about the marshmallows on top, since they didn’t seem to stick to the fudge, but while the fudge hardened they must have adhered themselves to it because they didn’t roll off or anything once I took it out of the fridge.

Despite the over-mixing and early hardening, the fudge was delicious!  It was a bit crumbly, but it might have been less so if I hadn’t overmixed the marshmallow mixture with the chocolate chips.

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I should mention that they list “chopped walnuts or pecans” in the ingredients list, but it never turns up in the actual instructions of the recipe.  So while I had them ready to go, they never actually ended up in the final product.  I think you can add them in when you toss in the chocolate chips, though.

20180701_171550Taste: 9/10

The fudge was very tasty!  It has a very rich chocolate taste to it, but the marshmallows tone it down a bit.  It kind of reminds me of rocky road…and it probably would have even been closer to rocky road with the walnuts added.

My husband thought it’d be better without the marshmallows on top, but I personally liked them being on there.  He thought it’d be better to just stick with chocolate chip topping.  To each his or her own!

Difficulty: Average

Mostly this recipe is made over the stove-top.  It’s mainly mixing ingredients together, but when you get to the part where you add in chocolate chips, be prepared to move quickly!20180701_171535

Cost: Average

You’ll need to purchase evaporated milk, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows.  You may also need to pick up sugar and walnuts or pecans.

Suggestions:

Have the vanilla and chocolate chips already measured out and ready to pour beforehand, so that you can move quickly once it’s time.

And you don’t mix the chocolate with the marshmallow mixture as much as you think!  Just a few good swirls should do the trick.  Remember that it does continue mixing a little bit while you’re pouring it into the pan.

If you’d like to add in the walnuts or pecans as well, I would suggest tossing them in with the chocolate chips.

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