Sunny Fudge Sandwiches
by Christa Upton
Sunny Fudge Sandwich Mixture in Hot Pot
Recipe 48 in the Solar Hot Pot
Sunny Fudge Sandwiches
This is one of my hubby’s & kids’ favorite treats. But this time we are trying it with homemade “butterscotch” (instead of store-bought butterscotch chips), a recipe I found here:
(We couldn’t find any store butterscotch chips with no artificial flavors AKA chemicals!)
However, in this case, we want the butterscotch melted anyway, so we’ll stop the recipe above (link) at the melting/cooking part.
Before you start this recipe, read to the end. It’s an experiment I’m trying and not perfected at ALL, so you might want to check out my later thoughts and better yet, consult a candy-making expert! LOL
Please post below if you find out what will make this work better!
10:00 am—1/2 c. coconut oil, 1/2 c. butter--cut up, & 1 c. brown sugar: put in Solar Hot Pot, cover, set up facing the sun, set timer for 60 minutes.
11:00 am--DO NOT STIR. Check to see if sugar has dissolved and oil and butter have melted. If so, leave another 15-30 minutes in the Solar Hot Pot but try not to let it bubble. (Take off lid to let out heat if needed.)
(If sugar has not dissolved, make sure sugar dissolves first and THEN leave another 15-30 minutes.)
If at any point your mixture separates or the sugar won’t dissolve, add a teaspoon or 2 of very hot water and let the mixture dissolve and settle out.
We had to do that after the first hour because our sugar wasn’t dissolving enough. But by the end of the first hour, it was already bubbling, so it probably cooked too early.
I think it needs to be checked after only 30 minutes (at 10:30, with this schedule) or maybe even earlier and some of the heat let out (unless really early in the morning or in the evening).
I don’t know, maybe it would be better to add a bit of water right at the beginning? We’ll have to try (good excuse to make this again. LOL)
Even after adding water, it wouldn’t mix, so we put it out another 15 minutes to see what would happen.
It’s still not mixing well, so we’re going to continue with the recipe and hope that peanut butter and cereal cover all mistakes. LOL
11:15 am--1 t. vanilla, 1 c. peanut butter: add to mixture in Hot Pot, cover, adjust to sun, set timer for 15 minutes.
11:30 am—stir well to see if peanut butter has melted enough. (If not, leave in Hot Pot until mixture is all melted and you can stir it smooth or at least smooth-ish.)
Ours--it still won’t mix. It looks kind of disgusting but smells wonderful. LOL
When melted, pour over:
8 cups of crisp rice cereal in large bowl
Stir to coat cereal. Press 1/2 of mixture into buttered 9 X 13 inch pan. Chill.
Wipe out Hot Pot to get ready for chocolate (or just leave, if you don’t mind a wee bit of butterscotch and p.b in your fudge center. Though actually might still want to wipe the top edges so it doesn’t cook on there & become difficult to wash.)
12:00 pm—12 oz. (2 c.) chocolate chips, 2 t. water, 1 c. powdered sugar, 2 T butter: put all in Hot Pot, cover, set up facing the sun, set timer for 15 minutes.
12:15 pm—stir to see if chocolate chips have melted enough. (If not, let go until melted.) If so, stir thoroughly and spread mixture over chilled cereal mixture. Spread remaining cereal mixture over top. Press gently. Refrigerate.
Well, mistakes or not, it turned out GREAT!!! The cookies are falling apart a little more than the kind with store-bought chips, but the flavor is just as good (if not better)! Everyone is very happy with them.
TWO recipes left to go, to make 50 recipes for the Solar Hot Pot!!!