Friday, December 23, 2011

Candy Cane Fudge

Need a last minute treat for Christmas?  This is it.  Simple, festive and tasty.  Make it. Today.

I made this last week to take to a friend's house for after caroling in her neighborhood.   Not only was it a hit, but I got several requests for the recipe.  It is so easy, and so good!

Candy Cane Fudge

2 (11 oz.) packages white chocolate chips
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
1½ cups crushed candy canes, divided

Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil. Grease the foil.

Combine the vanilla chips and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until vanilla chips are almost melted. Remove from heat and continue to stir until chips are completely melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in peppermint extract and 1 1/4 cups candy canes.

Spread evenly into prepared pan. Top with remaining 1/4 cup candy canes. Press lightly into fudge. Chill for two hours in the refrigerator, then cut into small squares.

Yield: 1- 8x8 inch pan of fudge

Notes:  Make this a day ahead for the best pepperminty taste. 

I have really enjoyed taking this recipe trip with all of you.  I hope you have found a few favorites of your own that may become a tradition in your homes.  Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Only 2 more days until Christmas!


Unknown said...

I made this with my 4 year old the other day and sent it to work with my husband! Everyone loved it!
Jenn :)

Heather said...

So glad you enjoyed it! It is a favorite around here!

Anonymous said...

Can this recipe be prepared ahead of time and frozen until ready to serve?