Learn how to make armpit fudge! Yes, it sounds so gross, but kids love it! It's a fun activity that is also a snack–perfect for Cub Scouts!
I have to admit that when I first heard the phrase “armpit fudge,” I was pretty grossed out! But after reading the recipe, I knew that the boys in my den would LOVE this!
It tastes great, and it's fun to make. Throw in the gross factor, and you have a winning combination!
Every time I share this on my Facebook page, a few parents comment that they just can't make this because it sounds so disgusting. If you're one of those parents, remember it's not for you–it's for the kids! I guarantee you that the kids will have so much fun.
Although this is called “fudge,” it is closer to the consistency of frosting. I haven't tried putting in the refrigerator to see if it will harden a bit to be more like fudge. That would involve patience which is not a trait most Cub Scouts possess! 🙂
I love chocolate, and I love cream cheese! So, this recipe for armpit fudge is a yummy treat for me. Of course, I smush my bag with my hands instead of my armpits.
At the top of this page, you'll find a video of my son making armpit fudge, so make sure you check it out!
Armpit Fudge Ingredients
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons cream cheese
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
How to Make Armpit Fudge
Put all of the ingredients in a recloseable plastic bag. Squeeze the air out of the bag and seal it. Knead the bag until all of the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. You can use your armpits, your knees, your hands–anything you can think of to smush the bag!
After the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, open the bag and eat with a spoon.
When our den made armpit fudge, one of our Cub Scouts was allergic to dairy. I hate leaving out any kids who have allergies, so I asked his mom if there were ingredients we could substitute so that he could make his own armpit fudge.
She gave me the substitutions, and I wrote a separate post for that. So, if you have a Scout with a dairy allergy, you'll want to check out the recipe for dairy-free armpit fudge.
Cub Scout Requirements
This activity isn't only yummy, it counts toward Cub Scout requirements too!
Tiger Adventure Tiger Bites 6 – With your adult partner, plan and make a good snack choice or other nutritious food to share with your den.
Wolf Adventure Code of the Wolf 1c – Do five activities at home, at school, or in your den that use mathematics, and then explain to your den how you used everyday math.
Bear Adventure Bear Picnic Basket 3 – Select and prepare two nutritious snacks for yourself, your family, or your den.
OK, so armpit fudge might be stretching the definition of good and nutritious snacks just a bit! 🙂
Yours in Scouting,
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