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:

Chocolate Fudge

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?

3 comments:

  1. Totally to die for! I have never made fudge, but it sure looks easy. I just might try this with my daughter this holiday season. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. That looks so yummy! My plan is to make some peppermint bark with a dark chocolate layer on the bottom. If my molds arrive in time, that is! If they don't, I might be making this!

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  3. dM, it really is easy. (I wouldn't even attempt anything too complicated!) The chocolate drizzle and peppermint candies make it look way fancier than it is. Of course I didn't mention that you could change the flavor of fudge pretty easily by switching the chips; the semisweet chocolate can be replaced by 2 cups of butterscotch chips, for example, and then drizzled with dark chocolate and sprinkled with toffee bits. The combinations are endless and the "mistakes" are always tasty!! Enjoy it!

    Amy, I've never made peppermint bark but I love how it looks. So you're getting a special mold for it? That sounds interesting! Maybe a project for next year!

    Thank you both for commenting! Happy Holidays!

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