When it comes to holiday gift-giving, things can get ugly. There’s always someone, that one stubborn person, who refuses to tell you what they want. Do they really want nothing or do they merely enjoy messing with you? Regardless of their motives, those people make the holidays exponentially more difficult than necessary.
The good news is that food is a pretty universally adored gift. I mean, does anyone hate food? (I’m sure there’s someone; there’s always someone). The problem arises in choosing a food that you gift-recievee will enjoy. Brussel sprouts? Eh, not the safest choice. Cookies and fudge, on the other hand, are usually a pretty safe direction to go in. They’re delicious, generally enjoyed, and perfect for the holiday season.
Now that you’ve narrowed down your options, you’ve got one more choice to make: cookies or fudge? This is a tough choice. Cookies are yummy, but fudge is awesome too. So, how do you choose?
You don’t. You make both.
Enter my Hello Dolly Fudge. Hello Dollies are a classic Christmas cookie in my household, comprised of several layers: a graham cracker crust, coconut, chocolate chips, walnuts, and sweetened condensed milk. Bake ‘em up, and the result is ooey gooey goodness. I took the essential elements of a Hello Dolly and fused them together with my favorite fudge recipe. The product is delicious, chocolatey fudge studded with walnuts and coconut then topped with a graham cracker crumble.