Looking for a beautiful spring dessert idea? This Jelly Bean Fudge is packed with flavor and fun!
**This post is sponsored by Jelly Belly® jelly beans**
Do any of you sit around, watch tv, and think about food? It’s normal right? It’s also normal to hide “said food” from family members. Am I still right?
I grew up with three brothers, so hiding food is how I managed to enjoy my favorites. Mom would come home from the grocery store and I never complained about helping her unload. To me, this was my opportunity to scope out the goodies and “hide” my favorite items. You know, my favorite candy, my favorite cereal, etc. My brothers would never know there was a box of fruity sugary cereal in my room because they never saw it in the first place! If you’ve ever seen 3 boys pour themselves a huge tupperware bowl of cereal, you would understand how a little girl would be left with the crumbs in the bottom of the bag. It was survival of the fittest…or outsmart the boys!
Anyway, I’ve noticed that as an adult I still have a tendency to hide food. Not necessarily in my room, but I’ll push those cookies to the back of a cabinet and behind the jars of olives and green beans where my kids are sure to not take a second glance.
Or I’ll buy my favorite candy and hide it in cabinet with the pots and pans.
And then, while sitting and watching my favorite tv shows, I think about food. And where in the world did I put it and hide it!?!
Jelly Belly® jelly beans are one of those “favorites” that I hide. These are premium GOURMET jelly beans. You can share with your kids, if that’s the kind of parent you are, but I prefer to store these away for some “me time.”
Unless of course I’m creating a fun treat. One for kids AND adults. How great is this easy, Jelly Bean Fudge ring? Wouldn’t it be gorgeous on your Easter dessert table? Or for Mother’s Day? Wrap it in cellophane and it would make a wonderful gift for new mom, or a teacher, or a friend’s birthday!
As I stared at the packages of Jelly Belly® jelly beans, the cute pastel flowers spoke to me! I knew I had to decorate this special fudge with some adorable jelly bean flowers.
How to make Jelly Bean Fudge
Making this fudge is super easy too.
I used my 9 inch springform pan and wrapped it in foil. I then took an empty can (it was those green beans from my pantry in case you were wondering) and wrapped that in foil too.
Press the foil real firm around the can and the edges of the pan. Set this aside while you make the fudge.
For the fudge, there is no candy thermometer needed. Just follow the recipe below.
Slowly stir in your Jelly Belly® jelly beans (I used the Spring Mix for inside the fudge) and pour your hot fudge mixture into your prepared pan.
Sprinkle with your green sanding sugar.
Then, use the JEWEL Spring Mix of the Jelly Belly® jelly beans to create fun flowers for the top of the fudge. Press them in gently on the top of the fudge.
When you’re all finished decorating, refrigerate the fudge, uncovered, for at least 4 hours (or more)!
When you’re ready to place on a plate, unclasp the springform pan to release the fudge. Peel away the foil, gently.
For the center can you may need to use a small butter knife and wiggle the can out carefully.
Place your fudge ring on a serving plate and fill the center with extra Jelly Belly® jelly beans. Leave a small knife near the plate, so your friends and family can serve themselves. ENJOY!!
**This post is sponsored by Jelly Belly® jelly beans. While I have been compensated to create this lovely Spring recipe, all opinions and views are 100% my own!**