Sunday, December 19, 2010
Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
You never know when you're going to need another little gift for someone, and everyone likes fudge. I made some chocolate fudge today, and just for fun I topped with white chocolate and crumbled candy canes. (It looks pretty, and peppermint and chocolate taste great together!) Here's the recipe I used:
2 Tbsp butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
about 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 or 2 candy canes, crushed (great use for the broken ones!)
If you've never made fudge before, it's a good idea to get all of your ingredients ready. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, then measure out your mini marshmallows and chocolate chips into a bowl and set aside. Combine the butter, milk, sugar and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 4-5 minutes, still stirring, then remove from heat. Add the marshmallows, semisweet chocolate chips, and vanilla extract and stir until melted. Then pour the mixture into your foil-lined pan.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips. Then use a spoon to drizzle the white chocolate over the top of the fudge. While the white chocolate is still warm, sprinkle crushed candy canes over the top. Allow fudge to harden completely before cutting.
Do you like making fudge? What flavor is your favorite?