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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
Author: Jennifer
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups cinnamon chips
  • 1 Duncan Hines Cinnamon Roll flavor packet
  • 1/2 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.