On Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Like millions of recent graduates, teens begin moving away to attend college. It’s an exciting, yet nerve-wracking, time in a teenager’s life. Making the transition from living with mom and dad to roommates you’ve never met before in collegiate housing can be tricky–learning to cook, clean, and take care of yourself like a real adult doesn’t happen overnight. I’m 26 and still haven’t exactly mastered adulthood, but I’ve been trying to share my limited wisdom with my younger friend before he leaves. I actually do know how to cook, but I’m not sure he’s getting much out of my culinary advice. The response was basically, “Yeah, thanks, but I’m going to be eating a lot of Top Ramen.”
As I was checking out at the grocery store I saw a Ramen noodle cookbook next to all the trashy tabloids, so I grabbed a copy for him. It features dozens of recipes using Ramen noodles, some of which might even be edible. Then, on the second-to-last page, there’s a recipe for Ramen fudge. I haven’t made it myself because…well, I shouldn’t have to explain why. But if you know a student who needs something new to do with Ramen noodles, here’s the recipe.
Chocolate Ramen Fudge
1 12 oz package chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 package Ramen noodles, crumbled*
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
Line an 8 inch pan with foil or waxed paper. Microwave the chocolate chips in 30 second intervals until melted. Mix in the condensed milk, vanilla, butter, and noodles. Spread into prepared pan and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
*I hope this goes without saying, but do NOT use the seasoning packet. Unless you want to. I honestly don’t really care.
If your favorite student’s culinary skills aren’t quite up to the challenge of melting chocolate chips and stirring stuff into it, you could always send a care package made by the pros. Plus, our fudge is always backed by a 100% Ramen-free guarantee.