Monday, December 21, 2009

Oh, Fudge!

It is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Because, for these few weeks between Thanksgiving and your New Year's resolutions, you have full permission to eat things you would never eat during the rest of the year. Now, I am not suggesting that you pig out on anything and everything (put down the fruitcake and back away slowly), but a few well-selected seasonal indulgences are not only allowed, they are encouraged. And this dark chocolate peppermint fudge is not only easy to make and delicious in a festive way, but it's super-rich, so a little goes a long way. It travels well, so you can make a batch, package it sweetly and give it to your neighbors for credit that will last well into the New Year. Go ahead, fudge a little.

Peppermint Dark Chocolate Fudge

What You Need:
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
Pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/4 cup crushed hard peppermint candy (roughly 3 candy canes)

What You Do:
In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with condensed milk and salt. Remove from heat; stir in peppermint extract.

Spread evenly into waxed or parchment paper-lined 8-or 9-inch baking pan with a spatula.

To break up candy canes, place them in a ziplock bag, and bang with a rolling pin or frying 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 for up to two weeks.


Valkocompany said...

Very delicious

Anonymous said...

I made this fudge, but primarily milk chocolate... soo good! Thank you!

Lily said...

Yes, Stef! You should definitely feel free to adjust the semi-sweet/milk ratio to your own taste. Personally, when it comes to chocolate, I lean toward the dark side. Less so when it comes to Star Wars.

Kelly Loy Gilbert said...

Oh my goodness--that looks DELICIOUS! I am so sad I didn't find this until after Christmas. Because now all I want to is to give everyone I know peppermint fudge so I can have an excuse to make/eat a bunch myself.


squidravioli said...

I'm giving this a try!