Friday, July 27, 2012

Dove Fudge

Having three boys, ages 5,3 and 1, I feel many emotions on a daily basis.

True Love, seriously love my boys. I didn't know this kind of love existed.
Irritated, even though I love them with all my heart, they know how to push my buttons.
Respect, I honestly respect every mother out there doing their best to raise their children.
Eternal Joy, these boys make me smile and laugh every day.
Devoted, no matter what, I am devoted to my family. I don't want to be doing anything else.

Don't know if you noticed the first letter of all those wonderful feelings.
TIRED. Straight up tired.
Judge me if you will, but I'm just keepin' it real.
Being a mother is truly exhausting, but I rest at night knowing that this is just a season of motherhood. 

I am enjoying every moment, awesome and not so awesome, being a mommy.
There will come a day when I will wish I was just potty training and not drivers training.

For now  I will cherish life's simple pleasures. 
When my 3 year old reaches up and grabs my hand. When my one year old squeezes my neck because I am his world. Or when my 5 year old still crawls in my lap to cuddle. 

Oh yeah.... and Chocolate.

My dear friend just had her third boy and I wanted to make her something special.
A simple pleasure.
I know her favorite thing ever is Dove promises, so I bought her bag. I didn't stop there.
I wanted to go one further, so I made fudge. 

Yes! Fudge. With Dove chocolate candy. Wowzers good!

A magical piece of you time.  Think of them as energy bars. 

I'll let you in on the goodness, I'm all about helping another mom out.

Dove Fudge
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 can (5 oz) evaporated milk
2 Squares semi-sweet chocolate
1 bag Dove milk chocolate promises
(minus the 4 or 5 I ate)
1 jar (7oz) marshmallow creme
1 tsp vanilla
(I scraped 1/2 vanilla bean and used 1/2 tsp vanilla)

Let's begin!

Line your pan(s) with foil.

I used 2 squares of the semi-sweet chocolate just because I felt like it.
Unwrap all your yummy Dove candies. I may have eaten a few, as well as my son who snuck one while he was helping unwrap. 

Chop it all up and set aside.

Bring sugar, butter and milk to a full rolling boil in a large saucepan on medium heat,

Boil 4 min or until 234 degrees on candy thermometer.
Remove from heat.

Add chocolate and marshmallow creme; stir until melted
Stir in vanilla. (I used 1/2 scraped vanilla bean and 1/2 tsp vanilla)

Pour into pan.

I cannot tell you how creamy dreamy this fudge is.

I want to run out and buy every other flavor Dove makes and try them.

Dove in no way reimbursed me for this love.

Seriously though, go buy some.
Have a mommy moment.

Baking from my heart to your kitchen,

Cast Party Wednesday
The Mandatory Mooch


  1. OMG !!
    Theses look so delicious!
    They surely seem to be creamy-dreamy :)

  2. Dove chocolate is my ultimate favorite! This looks good!

    1. Thanks so much. I just love reading your blog.

  3. This looks dreamy!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch.

    Thanks, Nichi

    1. It's been posted. Thanks for reminding me ;)

  4. Yes, chocolate has helped me make it through those TIRED days so many times! This is awesome fudge!

    1. I couldn't find your button to link back to your party. Did I miss it somewhere?

  5. This looks awesome.... I love dove chocolate and love fudge, and think I need to go out and buy some dove chocolate right now... Thanks for sharing on foodie friends friday

  6. You know I love these! Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe was chosen to be on Today's Feature Post from Cast Party Wednesday! Thank You for sharing your recipe with us! ---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---

  8. Dawn,
    This looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday last week. I appreciate YOU! Can't wait to see what you link up next :)

  9. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!! The party is live at

    Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

  10. MMMMy oh MMMMy! This sounds fabulously wonderful. Congrats on being featured at Foodie Friends Fridays. I'd say you deserved that recognition for sure. Thanks a million for sharing - PINNING!

  11. Just to let you know that this were my host favorites for our Foodie Friends Linky Party last week... thought I bought all the ingredients but forgot the marshmallow creme so will have to wait to make them.. Thanks for sharing.