My favorite part of Christmas is all of the peppermint treats that pop up in stores and some delicious peppermint chocolate. I pretty much love anything peppermint flavored. It makes your breath smell minty-fresh and it tastes so delicious! Who wouldn’t love that?
I heard that peppermint chocolate treats are so easy to make, that I decided to take a stab at it. I found this recipe in my Eagle Brand cookbook for peppermint fudge. So simple!
You will need some peppermint candies. I used candy canes so that I can enjoy the leftovers. I love candy canes!
For some reason, I’m very picky when it comes to candy canes. Some candy canes have a very overpowering peppermint taste while others have a weird texture to them when they melt in your mouth. These Bob candy canes taste pretty good.
Crush the candy canes into little pieces. I don’t really enjoy this part. A perfectly good candy cane ruined. At least it’s being used for something else delicious!
I used the double boiler method of melting the chocolate (a sauce pan filled with some water and put the bowl on top of it). The secret to creamy fudge is … sweetened condensed milk!
Stir the mixture while it’s melting so it melts evenly. Then it will turn into this.
I covered a square pan with wax paper and poured the mixture in it.
Quickly sprinkle the crushed candy cane on top of the chocolate. Push them in a little so that they stick. Don’t want to lose any while taking a bite!
Time to refrigerate! I left it in the fridge overnight. Don’t worry. The fudge will still be as creamy as can be! With the wax paper, it was super easy to take it out of the pan. The edges were a little uneven, so I cut that part out while cutting my fudge so I get this beautiful square.
I packaged some of the fudge for my co-workers to munch on yesterday. Everyone who tried them loved it. They say it has a subtle peppermint flavor, not too overpowering. Like my little sign that I made for work?
This fudge is so delicious and takes practically no time at all to make. You will enjoy this simple little recipe. Happy Holidays everyone!
Recipe from Eagle Brand
makes 36 pieces
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/4 cup crushed hard peppermint candy
- In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chips with EAGLE BRAND® and salt. Remove from heat; stir in peppermint extract. Spread evenly into waxed paper-lined 8-or 9-inch square pan. Sprinkle with peppermint candy.
- Chill 2 hours or until firm. Turn fudge onto cutting board; peel off waxed paper and cut into squares. Store covered in refrigerator.