Strawberry Shortcake Fudge will bring joy to anyone's Valentine's Day. Beautifully rich and creamy.
As I sat down to write out the recipe for this strawberry shortcake fudge, I couldn’t help but reminded of my middle daughter and the day we refer to as “The Strawberry Shortcake incident.”
You would think hearing that, she did something cute with food. Right?
Oh no. She was such a little trouble maker in her early years! So much so that if you asked her what her name was she would say “Trouble.”
Yeah, it was cute, but wow, she was a handful.
But, back to the “incident.” My husband and I had been working hard painting and decorating my craft room.
We would put the kids down to bed, then stay up late painting. There was one evening, we had just finished the room and we were exhausted.
In our exhaustion, we made a fatal flaw. We left out our supplies and went to bed.
The next morning, chaos struck. Well, actually it was like most mornings.
I had to get my older two up and ready to leave for school (they were 6 and 8 at the time). I also had a one-year-old I was feeding and getting dressed and ready to leave for Bible study.
My middle daughter, “Trouble,” took this moment to check out the craft room. And in a span of 3 minutes, added her own artwork to the walls with the open paint.
Where does the Strawberry Shortcake come into the story you ask? Well, we did think we were smart by at least putting away all the paint brushes. But my daughter was a tad smarter than us.
She dipped her strawberry shortcake doll (hair first) into the leftover paint and used her doll as a paint brush. Bright orange paint on our white bead board. She made a mess!
I arrived (ON TIME) to my bible study group that morning with a 3-year-old wearing a shirt covered in orange paint, both of us needing prayers!
Now my daughter is turning 13, and that story just brings a smile to my face every time I tell it. And today’s strawberry shortcake fudge is a sweet tribute to all those sweet troublemakers!
I used Nilla Wafers to make the crust on today’s fudge, but feel free to use Golden Oreos or shortbread cookies. Keep the fudge in the refrigerator until you’re ready to enjoy!
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