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Martha Stewart Fail: Triple Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Everyone who knows me accepts that I definitely have a girl crush on Martha Stewart. Business tycoon, decorating extraordinaire, cooking genius, and prison survivor: what’s not to like?? Martha Stewart Living always fills me with so much inspiration that I have to read the magazine in sections and make tabs on what I want to come back to explore later.

But, so sad: Martha’s recipes don’t always do it for me. Like they are crazy complicated and make a huge mess and involve multiple trips to the store and require more time than I prefer to spend. Nevertheless, I persevere and continue to hope for the perfect Martha recipe that will bring me praise and prestige.

This was not the one.

We (mostly my long-suffering sister) chopped the chocolate, we buttered the bowl, we used the thermometer, we broke the peppermints, and we chilled for three days.

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And we still ended up with a pile of gooey mush all over my in-laws counter. So much for impressing the family with my holiday treats.

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But I laughed. And blamed it on my sister and on the thermometer and on Martha. And I wanted to share with you because not all cooking adventures will turn out perfectly beautiful, but there’s still fun and festiveness in the trying.

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Anyone else have any holiday cooking mishaps? Or have any better luck with Martha?

Lindsay Sig

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13 comments on “Martha Stewart Fail: Triple Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

  1. I LOVE Miss Martha!!! I thought that I was the only one left who did, HA! “… a girl crush…” love it!

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  2. It’s so funny to hear about mishaps – everything always look so perfect on WordPress! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ x

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  3. Thanks for sharing the good and bad! I have so many mishaps and that is how we learn!

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  4. Lindsay, sorry I just had to chuckle….I have many πŸ™‚ …I call them ‘my kitchen fails” It is so frustrating at the time, but I just keep on going…it is like I am a glutton for punishment or something. Happy New Year ! Hope you have a good one

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  5. I love your honesty!! The more we fail, the more we learn, the better we get:)

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  6. Cooking disasters are inevitable–and candy is always especially tricky. Like the previous commenter, I appreciate your honesty. When I have cooking failures, it helps to know that others also have disasters from time to time.

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  7. I love desserts! πŸ™‚
    I’ve nominated you for the one lovely blog award! πŸ™‚
    Keep writing πŸ™‚
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  8. johanna currie

    I tried to make this recipe tonight. Epic fail! I followed the recipe, used all the right ingredients, timed it perfectly, and came out with a big, sticky mess. I could hardly cut through it and it was overly sweet! Not the fudge I was looking forward to. Still love Martha, though. Any advice on making a soft, chocolately fudge? Thanks.

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    • Ahh! So happy to hear someone else had the same experience! Did they not test these recipes before printing? The fudge that I always get good results with is the crazy easy one with the chocolate chips and marshmallow on the back of the box. I think I may stick to simple from now on. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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