Ever since he dressed up as an over-grown leprechaun on Conan O'Brian, I wondered about that boy. He was singing in the style of a lounge lizard, slinking around the guest sofa in tiny ill-fitting green gym shorts, and he ended up on top of the desk, right in Conan's face. It was both hilarious and icky. In the interest of good taste, La Vida Dulce says ya basta, cochino, sin verguenza! Enough with the tighty whitey chonies and pasty white flesh already. Does he have to run around like that in every movie? OK, don't answer that, but I have grown tired of seeing him do the same thing over and over. And it's time somebody told him to stop it. Will, por favor, for the love of God, won't you please wear some grown-up chonies for a change? In fact, keep all your clothes on until you get a spray-on tan. In honor of his new movie, where the loco does it again, here's the appropriately titled Honey Nut White Fudge.
HONEY NUT WHITE FUDGE - adapted from Nestle
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 can evaporated milk 5 oz. size
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups mini marshmallows
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups honey roasted nuts, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla
Line an 8 or 9-inch square pan with foil, letting it extend over the edges of the pan, to make the fudge easier to remove when done.
Combine sugar, milk, and butter in a heavy saucepan. Bring it to a full rolling boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Don't answer the phone, pet the dog, or walk away. Boil for 4 to 5 minutes, continue stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Add the marshmallows, chips, and one cup of the nuts, and vanilla. Stir vigorously for 1 minute, until the marshmallows are melted. Pour into the pan. Coarsely chop the rest of the nuts, sprinkle on top and press them into the fudge. Cover with plastic and refrigerate until firm. When ready to serve, lift from the pan and cut into squares. Makes about 36 to 49 nutty squares, depending on how you cut them.