Cinnamon Roll Fudge

by Jennifer on May 28, 2013

in Candy

Cinnamon Roll Fudge by

On Sunday, my husband and I went to see the new Star Trek movie (no spoilers, promise!).

I need to preface this by saying that I’ve never seen anything Star Trek related, except for the new movie prior to this one. I’m pretty sure this puts my nerd/geek classification in jeopardy. I’ve also never seen any of the Star Wars movies (but I have seen one of the old Ewok movies and Spaceballs – totally the same thing, right?). Or Raiders of the Lost Ark. The fact that I have not seen these movies and shows is a constant source of disappointment for my husband.

So, I indulge him. Because I love him. And, because we went to the fancy movie theater that serves food and I got cute little mini burgers on Hawaiian bread. YUM.

Ok, I lied. It wasn’t either of those reasons.

The real reason?

Benedict Cumberbatch

John Harrison, aka the villain, aka Mr. Tietjens from Parade’s End, aka Benedict Cumberbatch

Now, I’m not a Cumberb****, the delightfully offensive name for ladies who love this deep-voiced Brit. In fact, the shape of his lips is quite distressing to me. I don’t know why.

But, having only seen him in his uptight role as Mr. Tietjens, I suspected that I was going to be highly amused throughout the whole movie…and I totally was. There is something eerie about watching an actor play a completely different character than the one that you love. Like Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black. I was waiting for him to whip out a wand and pull a “Expecto Patronum.” He’ll always be Harry Potter. Always.

Then, I came home and made fudge. The end.

This fudge has a wonderfully intense cinnamon roll flavor with not only cinnamon chips in the mix, but a special ingredient I’ve used here before…a Duncan Hines Cinnamon Roll flavor packet! It adds that little something special.

Cinnamon Roll Fudge
Recipe type: Candy
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1½ cups white chocolate chips
  • 1½ cups cinnamon chips
  • 1 Duncan Hines Cinnamon Roll flavor packet
  • ½ teaspoon butter vanilla emulsion (can substitute vanilla extract)
  • 1 cup of walnuts, chopped into small pieces
  1. Line an 8×8 pan with aluminum foil. Grease well.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the sweetened condensed milk and whisk together. Add the white chocolate and cinnamon chips and stir gently until mixture is smooth.
  3. Remove from heat. Immediately add the cinnamon roll flavor packet and butter/vanilla emulsion. Pour into pan.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Press walnuts into the top of the fudge. Continue to refrigerate until firm.


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1 Stephanie (Ellie's Bites) May 28, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Well this looks like an excuse to eat candy for breakfast!! Add some berries and a cup of coffee? Yum :) (You haven’t seen Sherlock? I felt the same way comparing characters….)


2 Jennifer May 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Oh yes, fudge for breakfast! I’ve never seen Sherlock, but I feel like I should watch it, if only to see Mr. Tietjens in a different role ;)


3 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts May 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I love anything cinnamon, and this fudge sounds perfect! I have only seen John Harrison in the show Hannible and his lips do kind of disturb me!


4 Jennifer May 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I know, right!? That top lip is a strange beast… I could listen to him talk all day though :)


5 Mike @ Semi Sweet May 28, 2013 at 12:55 pm

This post cracked me up, Jennifer! I think you have plenty of nerd/geek cred to make up for not having seen some of the classics. And I was just introduced to the Cumberb$%!#s on a recent showing of The Graham Norton Show. It was them versus the Pine Nuts. Too funny.

Anyways, the fudge looks fantastic and thanks for making me smile on the first day back to work.


6 Jennifer June 3, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Ok, I had no clue what a Pine Nut was so I looked up the clip from the show – hilarious! It sounds like the Cumberb****es were there in full force!


7 hani@haniela's May 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I’ve never seen Star Wars either…well not until about 3 weeks ago, out neighbor was over and I was curious about Star Wars and since he has all the dvd..we watched it, one episode a night for the whole week.
I’m sure you’d love it. Now I totally understand Star Wars fans.

You had me at cinnamon and now I see walnuts, my favorites! Yum.


8 Jennifer May 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I think I would enjoy it – I need to have a Star Wars marathon so as not to be so ashamed anymore ;)


9 Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me May 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Fudge is awesome! I love it, yet have never made it myself, which is just plain silly. Plus, it makes for such a sweet gift. Bookmarking! P.S. That man is a definite cutie ;)


10 Jennifer May 28, 2013 at 4:18 pm

I was scared of fudge for the longest time because of a holiday baking disaster several years ago :( There are so many awesome, easy ways to make fudge though, without the candy thermometer and all of that! :)


11 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm

I still have yet to watch the new Star Trek! I’m not a trekkie or anything but I loved the first one!

And dude, this fudge – LOVE IT! I’m not a fudge person but I could definitely eat a couple of these.


12 Jennifer June 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Thanks, Chung-Ah! I’m not usually a huge fudge person either…it is SO rich and I usually want more bulk to my dessert ;) It is so fun to make though!


13 Courtney @ BakeMeBetter May 28, 2013 at 8:02 pm

This sounds addictive! Can’t wait to try it.


14 Jennifer May 29, 2013 at 9:48 am

Thank you, Courtney! :)


15 Karen @ Trilogy Edibles May 28, 2013 at 9:14 pm

That’s awesome! Loved him in Trek and had not known his previous role. Love all things fudge but this sounds divine!


16 Jennifer May 29, 2013 at 9:48 am

Thanks so much, Karen!


17 The Bearfoot Baker May 28, 2013 at 10:01 pm

No you DIDN’T!! You did not just share a recipe for cinnamon roll fudge did you? YES YOU DID!! Thanks so much. Can’t wait to try this. You amaze me with every post!


18 Jennifer June 3, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Haha, thanks, Lisa! It is SO yummy – and a totally new way of making fudge for me…not exactly like traditional fudge, but very easy and good!


19 Paula May 29, 2013 at 8:58 am

This fudge looks perfect, love the cinnamon flavour.


20 Jennifer May 29, 2013 at 9:47 am

Thanks, Paula!


21 Cat May 29, 2013 at 9:35 am

Oh my goodness Jennifer -if you enjoy watching Benedict Cumberbatch at all you MUST see Sherlock!! He grabs the lens and owns the screen in every scene he is in and portrays possibly my favourite Sherlock to date.
The fudge looks delicious, what is the texture like as it looks incredibly smooth? I must try this as I’m in an out of season cinnamon craving phase!


22 Jennifer May 29, 2013 at 9:47 am

I’m going to have to check it out, for sure! :)

The texture is different from traditional fudge, which, to me, has a more crumbly texture. This is super smooth, and softer than traditional fudge. It doesn’t taste exactly like regular fudge either, but it is very rich and yummy :)


23 Cat May 29, 2013 at 9:56 am

Yeah, I figured the texture had to be different but it sounds absolutely delicious. I’ll be trying this at the weekend(perhaps with substitutes for the duncan hines stuff, #jealous of american baking supplies). Thanks for the awesome recipe =)


24 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm

I don’t know what the obsession with this guy is all about! He’s pretty average looking to me, almost “meh.” But this fudge? I want to be allll up on this fudge!


25 Jennifer June 2, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Yeah, I have to agree, Georgia. I think it is the voice, honestly. It can be quite memorizing :)


26 Georgia June 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Well, I’m going to see Star Trek in just a little while so maybe I’ll figure out what all the fuss is about, haha. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Jennifer!


27 Lora May 30, 2013 at 11:17 am

A great flavor for a fudge. Love!


28 Jennifer June 2, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Thanks, Lora!


29 susie June 1, 2013 at 8:43 am

I love how these Brits pop up in the most unexpected places…and then I am racking my brain trying to remember where else I have seen them! That Duncan Hines has done it again…I am going to have to check those things out!


30 Jennifer June 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

It is funny to see them pop up in other things, isn’t it? That is one useless skill of mine that has always impressed my husband – I am quite good at remembering where I have seen an actor before, even if they look quite different. It’s a gift :)


31 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust June 1, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Yeah, I’d go see it for that too. :) LOVE THIS FUDGE!


32 Jennifer June 2, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Thanks, Dorothy!


33 The Partiologist June 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Ha ha ha – you are so funny – I love your reason. And I love your fudge – I would have never thought of cinnamon roll fudge – A perfect treat from morning til night!


34 Jennifer June 2, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Oh yes, perfect for any “meal dessert.” My husband believes that “breakfast dessert” is a real thing…he might be onto something… :)


35 Sue {munchkin munchies} June 2, 2013 at 12:22 am

This fudge sounds amazing, Jennifer! Mmmmmmmm!


36 Jennifer June 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Thank you, Sue – it was quite scrumptious :)


37 Jocelyn June 2, 2013 at 1:26 am

He does have quite interesting lips! I’m not very impressed with him, but this fudge? That I’m impressed with! YUMM-O!!


38 Jennifer June 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Haha, thanks, Jocelyn!


39 Yvonne @ bitter baker June 2, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Aaa, you’re killing me with these!! I love cinnamon rolls AND fudge. who doesn’t, I know, but still! These have my name written all over them!


40 Jennifer June 3, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I think you would totally love them, Yvonne! :)


41 Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes June 3, 2013 at 12:58 am

I’ve never seen any of the Star Trek movies, either (I accidentally just typed Star WARS and almost just totally embarrassed myself, haha). This fudge looks amazing and is a totally genius idea!!


42 Jennifer June 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm

I have definitely said Star Wars instead of Star Trek and vice-versa…it is like a cardinal sin to the fans ;)


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