Microwave Fudge with Salted Caramel Mocha Frosting

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For the past few weeks people have been making jokes at my expense. Whenever I tell them that my boyfriend and I are driving 23 hours (pretty much nonstop) to go backcountry camping in Glacier National Park, they can’t help but smirk. I get it. I probably don’t look like the type of person who would give up electricity, running water and WIFI to go roaming through the mountains. Until a few weeks ago, I had never set up a tent, blew up a sleeping pad or even knew a thing as hiking underwear existed.

But with the help of the internet, my boyfriend and all those people with smirks on their faces, I have learned quite a bit and am up for this challenge. I’ve been hiking with my Osprey backpack in my Vasque hiking boots to break them in. If there is a pair of convertible hiking pants in size 2 short, I’ve purchased them and tried them on. I look the part, now the test will be to see if I can actually play the part.

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One thing I do know is that if I’m going to drive 23 hours in a car, I need snacks. Lots of snacks and not all healthy ones. When 2 am rolls around and we’re still driving, this girl is not going to be satisfied with an apple or banana, instead I’ll want something sweet. For this trip, that means microwave fudge with salted caramel mocha frosting.

Sweet and salty is my idea flavor combination. I’ve been known to down entire bags of popcorn with M&Ms. I’ll dip pretzels in canned frosting and consider that a meal (don’t judge). When I decided to bring fudge for our road trip, I knew I had to dress it up with something salty. I thought about just breaking up some pretzels and sprinkling them on the top of the fudge and then it hit me. Literally. As I opened up the refrigerator, my bottle of International Delight Salted Caramel Mocha creamer fell on me. Since I hate to waste food and it was going to expire while I was on my trip, I made the decision to blend it with some powdered sugar to make frosting for the fudge.

I have one tip for you if you’re going to make frosting using International Delight creamer. If the creamer falls out of the refrigerator, make sure the cap is securely closed before you start shaking it. Unless you like cleaning up creamer, then go for it.

23 hours in a car, 56 hours backcountry camping and 24 pieces of fudge. Those sound like good numbers to me. :

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

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