Christmas Peppermint Fudge

Peppermint fudge has always been a Christmas tradition that I love.  This recipe is fresh and so simple to put together. This is one of the traditions that we love to make with the children and deliver to our neighbors or bring to a Christmas party.

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Peppermint Fudge

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 C White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 C Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract optional
  • 1/3 C peppermint candy canes crushed (about 5-6 candy canes)

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 square pan with aluminum foil and lightly butter the sides and bottom of the foil. Set aside.

    Divide condensed milk equally into two separate small/medium saucepans (just over 1/2 cup in each pan).

    Add dark chocolate chips to one pan and white chocolate chips to the other.

    Melt chocolate chips over medium heat, stirring constantly until completely melted.

    Once chocolate has melted, remove dark chocolate mixture from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Immediately spread evenly into prepared pan.

    Once white chocolate has melted, remove from heat and stir in mint extract, if using. Stir in 1/4 cup (50g) crushed peppermint pieces and immediately spread evenly over chocolate layer.

    Immediately sprinkle with remaining crushed peppermint pieces.

    Allow fudge to harden completely before slicing and serving (about 4-6 hours at room temperature, or about 1-2 hours in refrigerator). 

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