Fudge has always been one of those "hit or miss" recipes for me. I've made it many times and tried different recipes, but I find that if I don't boil it for exactly the right amount of time, the outdoor ambient temperature isn't quite right or the stars aren't aligned on that particular day then the stuff just doesn't set! Alright alright, I may have made those last two things up, my point is that making fudge the traditional way can be problematic. So, I decided to put together a foolproof "cheat" recipe... straightforward, no sugar thermometer required and you'll have a batch of tasty fudge ready in a snap.
Silicone molds have become one of my absolute favorite kitchen gadgets. They are so easy to use and come in so many fun shapes. When it comes to creating 4th of July desserts, I find myself grabbing my star shaped silicone molds time and time again.