It seems like fudge and peppermint just kind of go together, right? The plan was to make this fudge to give away at a cookie exchange. That didn’t exactly work out because it was really difficult to get out of the pan. The other fudges that I made that same night had directions to put in foil and spray it. I guess I should have known. But I didn’t, and I wasn’t paying attention.
The fact that it was a layered fudge almost made it possible to separate the two layers and have twice as many pieces. The only problem with that was that the candy canes melted and cooked kind of weird so the bottom layer wasn’t as pretty as the top layer.
That being said, it turned out all right. For someone who isn’t a big fan of peppermint, it was a lot of peppermint. I will definitely be sticking to the other fudge recipes that tried out and had great success with. Enjoy!
Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
Source: Around My Family Table
24 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
2 cans condensed milk
4 tablespoons butter
pinch of salt
1/2 cup peppermint baking chips
1/2 cup crushed candy canes
Line a 9×9 pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
Place chocolate chips, condensed milk, butter, and salt in a heavy bottom pan over medium-low heat and stir until melted.
Pour half of the mixture in the prepared pan, smoothing the top with an offset spatula or butter knife. Sprinkle on a thick layer of peppermint baking chips.
Gently pour the remaining fudge mixture on top of the peppermint. Spread gently so there is a distinct layer of peppermint in the middle.
Sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top.
Let fudge cool and then refrigerate to set. Cut into small pieces and store, tightly covered, in the fridge.