We're in the home stretch of the holiday season and it's time to bombard you with a few more festive recipes! I think we're just about two weeks away from not wanting to see anything peppermint, pumpkin or cranberry related for another year. Until that time comes I'm going to revel in those flavors! Get ready for a holiday countdown of flavor!
Up first is some pretty amazing and easy peppermint and chocolate Christmas fudge. It's not the holiday season to me until I order my first peppermint hot chocolate from Starbucks. This fudge is like a condensed, one inch square version of that drink.
I've made a few different varieties of fudge and I think I prefer this method to the classic boiled sugar method. No candy thermometer, no pot and no careful crystallization required. Just microwave, stir and pour. It's incredibly creamy and smooth. I made this batch of fudge for the boyfriends holiday office party and apparently it was gone in no time! I know I had a few pieces for myself.
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Easy Christmas Fudge
A Wilde Original
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3/4 cup vanilla chips
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/4 cup candy canes, crushed
Line an 8-inch pan with wax paper.
Combine 9 tablespoons (7 ounces) sweetened condensed milk with chocolate chips and cocoa powder. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir until the chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is smooth. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth out. Place in the fridge while you prepare the peppermint layer.
Combine remaining sweetened condensed milk with vanilla chips. Microwave for 1 minute, stir until mostly melted. Add powdered sugar and peppermint extract and stir until smooth. Pour over chocolate layer and smooth out. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes and gently press in. Place in the fridge for 2 hours to harden.
Cut slab of fudge into 25 squares.