Extra creamy, this root beer fudge will satisfy even the most wicked sweet tooth.
Yall I’ve been blogging for over 4 years now. When I first started I just wrote about whatever. I didn’t have a niche and I didn’t have a plan. I just started a blog one day and went with it. I literally learned everything as I went. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it took me a long time to get here.
To find my writing style, to find my niche, to find my love of photography.
I like to mix food with family. I like to share a recipe and a story about our family. I do this for two reasons. One – I personally don’t like reading about how great a recipe is from the person who created it. To me, you can only write how yummy something is so many times before people stop reading what you write. I don’t want that. I want people who come to read to have something to read. Simple as that.
And two – I write to remember. I have gone back a few weeks and read things about the kids or the dogs or friends and had forgotten they happened. I write for me. I write to remember things that I would otherwise forget.
And an unofficially number three – I want my pictures to tell you how great something might taste. I want to constantly be improving my photography so that one day people actually like their phones.
Ok, maybe not. But you get what I mean. I want my pictures to do the talking.
And you’re probably wondering – why are you explaining this Kelley? I’ll tell you. [You asked.] I was reading an article on Buzzfeed, one of those roundups that make you drool, and I scrolled to the end and read the comments. I know. I KNOW. Never read the comments. But I did. And there were 3 or 4 people there complaining about what food bloggers write about. Well, really they were complaining that they write AT ALL.
They just wanted the damn recipe. [Their language not mine.]
It sort of upset me a bit. I would HATE for anyone who came to my site to think that what I write is just dribble. Meaningless stories about kids or dogs or friends. But then I realized that its not meaningless. Not to me anyways. It’s our lives. Our ups and downs. Our happy times and crazy chaotic times.
And I hope to my fans and readers and blog friends turned real friends that it’s not meaningless either. I can only be myself and write what I know. I know our family is normal and I want other people to see that through my stories. And I want to share yummy recipes and show that through my pictures. So enjoy!
Root Beer Fudge
- 2 cups of chocolate chips
- 6 ounces of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon of root beer extract
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OMG! This sounds so great! I’ve got it pinned and will definitely be making it around Christmas time to include in gift boxes. Thank you!
Thanks Marsha! Hope you enjoy!
Could a person use white chocolate chips instead? Not sure about the chocolate with the root beer… ?
Sure! The recipe would stay the same, just change the white chocolate for the regular chocolate chips. Let me know how it turns out!
Hi, Kelley! I love your blog. While I, like some of the commenters of that one blog you mentioned, want the recipes when I check out food blogs, I also love reading what the bloggers actually write in addition to the recipes. It adds so much, & I love to see how people think & where they’re coming from, how they get their ideas, & how they come up with recipes & such. Your photographs add so much, & I think that you’re doing a fantastic job with this. Keep up the great work, & I look forward to seeing much, much more from you, whether it’s your recipes, your photographs, or your posts about anything. I’m really looking forward to trying out this recipe, too. I love root beer & fudge, & I imagine that the combination of the two in one place is truly smashing. 😀
Hey Michelle! Thank you so much for your kind comment! It has truly made my day. Thank you thank you!
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
THIS is why I blog. I love to read, write, and cook, so why not throw together all my passions and share it with others? I love reading stories and hearing about others (now that makes me sound weird!) This recipe looks delicious and my daughter would tell me to hurry my butt up, too, if she were waiting on these!
Yes! You have to write it down or you’ll forget! 🙂
Michelle @ Blackberry Babe says
What a unique flavor combo! This sounds delish. And I totally love your take on writing. I honestly get very attached to the bloggers I follow. So much so that I shed actual tears when Young House Love quit blogging (maybe this is weird). I love following along and learning about other people’s lives! Keep sharing, and stay away from those comments!
Oh no.. I literally silent screamed when I saw they weren’t blogging anymore. I covered my mouth with my hand and everything. It was sad! I totally get it!
Kelley, you have good perspective! I think I’ll need to start writing for me more. And pass some fudge please!
Yes and yes. Fudge for all!
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
I love this post Kelley, and I could not agree more! I want my blog to be a complete representation of me, which includes my life. My favorite bloggers are the ones who I get to know on a personal level and that I can relate to through their stories.
This fudge sounds so delicious and fun too!
Agree and agree! I’m so glad I’m not alone!
Hi Kellie, just discovered your site (rootbeer fudge) I am looking forward to trying it since there are only 3 ingredients… that is my limit 🙂 … Listen, I use to have a blog that I posted ideas and how-tos EVERY DAY! One day I had a sudden surge in “hits” ??? I think it was God that pointed that out to me because I never paid any attention Anyway, I followed the trail and ended up on a “Haters” site! Seriously, their whole intent was to point out things they hate about everyone that blogs!!! WHAT?! Shot the air right out of my balloon. So, all that to say, ignore the haters, there is nothing that can be do to please them.
Thanks for the recipe!!
Thanks Nancy! I appreciate it!!
Hey, it’s drivel, not dribble. And I admit, I only came for the recipe.
Ha! Thanks for catching that! I appreciate it 🙂