How CUTE is this fudge? I've been very inspired by watermelon lately. I love the contrast between pink core, white rind, green shell and how saturated and cartoon-ish the fruit becomes whenever it is represented.
I chose to represent this summery treat in fudge-form using a white chocolate base, dye colorings for the layers, and dark chocolate crispy pearls for the seeds. Although I cut the fudge into huge honkin' wedges for these photos, these pieces are far too big for anyone of normal sugar tolerance to handle. Since fudge is so rich, make sure to only do pieces about 1"x1"!
White Chocolate "Watermelon" Fudge
1 8oz package of cream cheese
4 cups confectioners sugar
1 + 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12oz white chocolate, chopped or chips
Red + Green Food Coloring (Wilton gels suggested)
2 tablespoons Valrhona Dark Chocolate Pearls or Mini Chocolate Chips
1. Line an 8x8" baking pan with plastic wrap
2. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth
3. In the top of a double boiler over lightly simmering water, heat white chocolate, stirring until melted and smooth
4. Fold melted white chocolate into cream cheese mixture.
5. Separate mixture into thirds and dye one third red and one third green
6. Spread the green fudge into first, smoothing with an offset spatula. Allow to set in fridge for 3-4 minutes.
7. Spread the white fudge in second, smoothing again with an offset spatula. Allow to set in fridge for another 3-4 minutes.
8. Spread the red fudge layer third, smoothing once more with an off set spatula. Place chocolate pearls or chips to look like seeds. Allow fudge to set in fridge for at least 2 hours.
9. Cut rough edges off first, then cut fudge into 1"x1" squares.