When Will Turner challenges Davy Jones to a game of Liar's Dice and stakes his soul for the key to the Dead Man's Chest, his father joins the game and bids twelve fives to spare his son from a certain loss. It is a costly bluff that costs him an eternity of servitude to the tentacled captain of the Dutchman. If you're looking for a sure bet, here's a set of dice that happens to be the most convincing bluff of all. While it closely resembles the real thing, it's actually made from cubes of fudge and mini chocolate chip dots.
- Bread loaf pan
- Aluminum foil
- Heavy saucepan
- Wooden spoon
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- 2 cups white chocolate morsels
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Dice (for reference)
- Wooden kitchen skewer or toothpick
- Miniature chocolate chips
1. Line the loaf pan with aluminum foil and set it aside.
2. Combine the sugar, evaporated milk, and butter in the saucepan. Bring the mixture to a full boil over medium heat, stirring all the while. Continue boiling the mixture, stirring continually for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.
3. Add the marshmallows, white chocolate chips, and vanilla extract to the pan, and stir vigorously until all the ingredients are melted and the fudge is smooth. Pour the fudge into the pan and chill it until it is firm but not too hard.
4. Lift the foil to remove the fudge from the pan. Slice the fudge into 1 1/4-inch cubes.
5. Turn the cubes into dice by inserting the tip of the skewer or toothpick 1/8 inch or so into the fudge where the dots will go (use the real dice as a guide). If the fudge is too hard, you can try microwaving the cubes for 4 or 5 seconds to soften them. Be careful, though. It doesn't take long for the fudge to melt.
6. Press miniature chocolate chips, tips down, into the holes.